Susan Sarandon said what others did not dare say of Woody Allen. The actress flat out said she believes the comedian and director of sexually assaulted a child. Even though she did not say who, she may have implied that Allen raped his own adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.
Sarandon slammed Allen on Sunday at the Cannes film festival, the Telegraph UK reported. Her exact words were, “I think he sexually assaulted a child”.
The actress was discussing women in film when she took the time to also address the stories and rumors surrounding Allen. “I think he sexually assaulted a child and I don’t think that’s right,” she said. “I have nothing good to say about him. I don’t want to go there.”
She was the latest to weigh in on Allen’s alleged sexual abuse case.
Prior to this, the media is accused of covering up for Allen’s sexual assault of Dylan Farrow — his own adopted daughter back in 1992. The most vocal had been Ronan Farrow, a journalist and the alleged victim’s brother. He is Allen’s son.
Ronan Farrow wrote an essay for the Hollywood Reporter criticizing the media for the coverup. The alleged victim, Dylan Farrow herself made those accusations in an open letter published in the New York Times.
Dylan detailed the ordeal she had to go through in her adoptive father’s hands, how she had to deal with the ruckus when the story broke out, and how she coped with the trauma.
For his part, Woody Allen said he never touched Dylan abusively, claiming her mother Mia Farrow put her up into these criminal allegations.
Still, Ronan Farrow associated his father’s case to another controversial sexual abuse case — Bill Cosby’s. The legendary comedian is also facing one sexual abuse accusation after another from a growing list of women, but is still not convicted.
This is not the first time though that Sarandon expressed her ill-feelings for the comedian, implying something is not right with him, his relationship with his family, and young ladies. He described Allen as being really popular among “younger girls.”
In 2014, she said she has big issues with Allen. ““I think he really tore that family apart in a way that was horrible, and hasn’t really dealt with the aftermath,” she relayed to the Daily Beast.
“He’s always had a reputation for being with younger girls—I mean younger girls. And also, that young woman [Soon-Yi] was very vulnerable, and I think it was very hard for the siblings, and certainly for Mia. You just don’t go there. You don’t go there,” the actress added.