- Woody Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, who has long accused the director of sexually assaulting her when she was a child, called out Justin Timberlake for working with Allen while publicly supporting the Time’s Up movement.
- Timberlake wore a Time’s Up pin to the Golden Globes and signed the Time’s Up letter, published January 1, which expressed support for the legal defense fund for Hollywood sexual misconduct victims.
- Timberlake starred in Allen’s 2017 film “Wonder Wheel,” and is one of several actors to sign the Time’s Up letter who worked with Allen over the past decade.
Dylan Farrow, Woody Allen’s adopted daughter, called out Justin Timberlake for working with Allen while publicly expressing support for victims of sexual misconduct in Hollywood.
Farrow has recently criticized multiple actors who have supported the anti-harassment Time’s Up initiative (and the #MeToo movement), while continuing to work with Allen long after Farrow’s claim that he sexually assaulted her when she was seven.
In a statement to BuzzFeed News, Farrow specifically mentioned Timberlake, who starred in Allen’s most recent film, “Wonder Wheel,” opposite Kate Winslet.
“I struggle with how a powerful force like Justin Timberlake can claim to be in awe of the strength of women and stand with them at this #MeToo moment and then in the next breath say that working with Woody Allen is a ‘dream come true,'” Farrow told BuzzFeed News. (Timberlake said the “dream come true” quote on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” while promoting the movie.)
Timberlake’s signature is one of many on the Time’s Up letter, which expressed support for the legal defense fund for Hollywood sexual misconduct victims. The signatures included other recent Allen collaborators like Emma Stone and Blake Lively. In December, Farrow criticized Kate Winslet and Blake Lively for their work with Allen in an LA Times op-ed. In the op-ed, Farrow also lamented that, in the wake of the accusations and downfall of men like Harvey Weinstein, Allen remained a powerhouse in Hollywood that many actors still want to work with.
When the Time’s Up letter was published on January 1, Timberlake wrote in a tweet: “No more accepting sexual harassment and inequality at work as normal. It’s NOT normal. #TIMESUP”
Recently, several actors have spoken with regret about their past work with Allen.
Ellen Page, who starred in 2012’s “To Rome With Love,” wrote in a Facebook post that it was the “biggest regret” of her career. Griffin Newman, who worked on Allen’s upcoming film, wrote that he believed Allen is guilty, and would donate his salary to RAINN, which supports victims of sexual assault. And just last week, David Krumhotlz, who appeared alongside Timberlake in “Wonder Wheel,” said that he “deeply” regretted working with Allen.
Representatives for Timberlake didn’t respond to a request for comment from BuzzFeed News, or a request for further comment from Business Insider.