Four years ago, Woody Allen won the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement. Also four years ago, Dylan Farrow, his daughter with Mia Farrow, wrote an open letter in the New York Times alleging that Allen had sexually abused her. On Sunday, much of the Golden Globes was dedicated to calling out sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. Dylan Farrow felt like it wasn’t enough.
In a series of tweets, Farrow had some questions for Hollywood — and for all of us. “I have to wonder – is time really up now?” she tweeted. “Is this really the turning point? I have no doubt it can be. I have no doubt the time is right. But in order for things to meaningfully change, they need to change unequivocally.”
Today, four years later, it is Globes Sunday again and many, if not most, will be wearing black on the red carpet in solidarity with the #TIMESUP movement. They will stand against sexual harassment and abuse in their industry and all others. Good. I stand with them. #metoo /3
— Dylan Farrow (@realdylanfarrow) January 7, 2018
In December, Farrow wrote an op-ed for The Los Angeles Times asking “Why has the #MeToo revolution spared Woody Allen?” In the piece, she wrote: “It isn’t just power that allows men accused of sexual abuse to keep their careers and their secrets. It is also our collective choice to see simple situations as complicated and obvious conclusions as a matter of “who can say”? The system worked for Harvey Weinstein for decades. It works for Woody Allen still.”
Allen still denies allegations made by Farrow and her mother. After her win for Best Motion Picture, Gerwig was asked by a reporter about whether she regretted her decision to work with Allen in 2012. Gerwig, it was noted by Rolling Stone, deflected the question.
“Well, you know, I’m so thrilled to be here tonight as a writer and director and creator, and to be making my own movies and putting that forth,” she said. “You know, it’s something that I’ve thought deeply about, and I haven’t had an opportunity to have an in-depth discussion where I come down on one side or the other.”