By Susan Cheng
“I regret this decision and wouldn’t make the same one today,” the actor wrote in an Instagram post.
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Actor Rebecca Hall on Friday expressed regret over working with Woody Allen, who has long been accused of sexual abuse by former wife Mia Farrow and his daughter, Dylan Farrow.
Hall is slated to appear in Allen’s upcoming film, A Rainy Day in New York, and she starred in the director’s 2008 romantic comedy, Vicky Cristina Barcelona. That was six years before Dylan Farrow accused the director in an open letter of molesting her when she was seven. It was one of Hall’s most prominent first roles in Hollywood, and earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical.
Now, following actor Mira Sorvino and Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig’s denouncements, Hall said in an Instagram post that she is “profoundly sorry” for working with Allen and has donated the wages for her work on A Rainy Day in New York to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.
“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,” Hall wrote.
“That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry,” she continued. “I regret this decision and wouldn’t make the same one today.”
Hall is the latest actor to speak out against Allen and send words of support to Dylan Farrow.
Farrow, who has vowed not to let Hollywood forget about the accusations against her father, has thanked those who have recently shown her support.
Sorvino, who starred in Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite (1995), apologized to Farrow in an open letter published in the Huffington Post.
“I cannot begin to imagine how you have felt, all these years as you watched someone you called out as having hurt you as a child, a vulnerable little girl in his care, be lauded again and again, including by me and countless others in Hollywood who praised him and ignored you,” she wrote.
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After her initial reluctance to speak out against Allen, Gerwig told the New York Times this week that she would never work with the director again.
She starred in Allen’s To Rome with Love (2012).
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