Actor Timothee Chalamet has announced that he will be donating his salary from his upcoming Woody Allen film A Rainy Day in New York to three charities, reported Variety.
“I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer,” the Call Me By Your Name actor said in a statement posted on his Instagram account. “I’m not able to answer the question directly because of contractual obligations. But what I can say is this: I don’t want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary to three charities: TIME’S UP, The LGBT Center in New York, and RAINN. I want to be worthy of standing shoulder to shoulder with the brave artists who are fighting for all people to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.”
Chalamet is not the first actor to make a statement against Allen. In recent weeks, Rebecca Hall, Mira Sorvino, Ellen Page, David Krumholtz, Greta Garwig and Griffith Newman have all made their position clear on working with the 82-year-old filmmaker, who has been accused of child sexual abuse.
In 1993, Allen was accused of abusing Dylan Farrow, his adopted daughter. Through open letters in 2014 and 2017, Farrow questioned Hollywood’s silence on Allen. In her latest letter, she asked why the “#MeToo revolution has spared Woody Allen”.
She even tweeted about the issue on January 7 ahead of the Golden Globes Awards.
Not everyone in Hollywood shares the same feelings. According to a report in Variety, actor Alec Baldwin has tweeted that it is “unfair and sad” that actors are expressing regret for working with Allen. Baldwin called working with Allen one of the “privileges” of his career.