Rebecca Hall "Regrets" Decision to Work With Woody Allen; Donates Salary from His Movie to Time's Up
In the wake of the Weinstein scandal and other numerous reports of sexual harassment in Hollywood, actress Rebecca Hall is making an incredibly significant gesture to show support for the Time's Up movement.
In a recent Instagram post, Hall explained that she was working on the set of Woody Allen's latest movie when accusations of Harvey Weinstein were first reported. The 35-year-old Vicky Cristina Barcelona star writes that after much reflection, she regrets agreeing to work with Allen, who has a controversial reputation and was previously accused of child molestation.
As a "small gesture," Hall explained that she's donating her wages from the movie to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, which provides "subsidized legal support to those who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace."
Read her moving statement:
"The day after the Weinstein accusation broke in full force I was shooting a day of work on Woody Allen’s latest movie in New York," Hall wrote in the post. "I couldn’t have imagined somewhere stranger to be that day. When asked to do so, some seven months ago, I quickly said yes. He gave me one of my first significant roles in film for which I have always been grateful, it was one day in my hometown—easy."
"I have, however subsequently realized there is nothing easy about any of this," she continued. "In the weeks following I have thought very deeply about this decision, and remain conflicted and saddened. 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."
In 2014, Dylan Farrow wrote an op-ed in the New York Times, accusing Allen of molesting her while she was a child. Farrow is one of Allen's three children with his ex-wife Mia Farrow.
"That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry," Hall wrote. "I regret this decision and wouldn’t make the same one today."
"It’s a small gesture and not one intended as close to compensation but I’ve donated my wage to @timesup," Hall explains. "I’ve also signed up, will continue to donate, and look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere."