"I am profoundly sorry."
Rebecca Hall has donated her fee from upcoming Woody Allen film A Rainy Day In New York to the Time’s Up movement after the iconic director was accused of sexual assault.
The star, who also worked with Allen on 2008’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, described how she decided to donate the fee after Allen was accused of abusing his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow.
Farrow first levelled claims against Allen as a 7-year-old in 1993, before they re-emerged late last year when she criticised stars including Kate Winslet and Greta Gerwig for working with the director.
Allen has vehemently denied the accusations.
Posting on Instagram, Hall wrote: “The day after the Weinstein accusation broke in full force I was shooting a day of work on Woody Allen’s latest movie in New York. I couldn’t have imagined somewhere stranger to be that day. When asked to do so, some seven months ago, I quickly said yes. He gave me one of my first significant roles in film for which I have always been grateful, it was one day in my hometown – easy. I have, however subsequently realized there is nothing easy about any of this.
In the weeks following I have thought very deeply about this decision, and remain conflicted and saddened. After reading and re-reading Dylan Farrow’s statements of a few days ago and going back and reading the older ones – I see, not only how complicated this matter is, but that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed.
That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry.
“I regret this decision and wouldn’t make the same one today. It’s a small gesture and not one intended as close to compensation but I’ve donated my wage to @timesup. I’ve also signed up, will continue to donate, and look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere. #timesup”.
Responding on Twitter, Farrow wrote: “Thank you so much, @realrebeccahall”
She added: “There have been some brave and bold women who have taken a stand with and for me in the past few days. I want to acknowledge their integrity, their courage, and their exemplification of a new way forward. Thank you, it means the world.”