Along with the recent wave of accusations against powerful Hollywood men has come a resurgence of the conversation around Woody Allen, whose adopted daughter Dylan Farrow accused him of sexual assault in 1992. In December, Farrow wrote a Los Angeles Times op-ed asking why her allegations don't seem to be affecting Allen's career. The #MeToo movement has also led actors who have worked with Allen to question that decision. Mira Sorvino, who won an Oscar for her role in Allen's Mighty Aphrodite, recently wrote that she regretted appearing in the movie in an open letter to Farrow for HuffPost. And today, Timothée Chalamet, who stars in Allen's upcoming A Rainy Day in New York, announced on Instagram that he'd make up for his decision by donating the money the film earned him to Time's Up, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), and the LGBT Center in New York.
"I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer," he wrote in a statement posted to Instagram. "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 [Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network]. 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."
The post explained that while he'd taken the role in the interest of advancing his career, he'd realized that there was more to consider when deciding whether or not to accept a job.
Chalamet's castmate Rebecca Hall recently made a similar move, donating her earnings from the film to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which helps survivors of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace find legal representation. "I see, not only how complicated this matter is, but that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed," she wrote on Instagram. "It’s a small gesture and not one intended as close to compensation but I’ve donated my wage to @timesup. 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."
Selena Gomez, who's co-starring in A Rainy Day in New York, also recently posted in support of Time's Up on Instagram, prompting accusations of hypocrisy for working with Allen. The closest she has come to addressing their relationship has been in an interview with Billboard, where she said, "[The Harvey Weinstein allegations] actually happened right after I had started [on the movie]. They popped up in the midst of it. And that’s something, yes, I had to face and discuss. I stepped back and thought, 'Wow, the universe works in interesting ways.'"