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Wonder Wheel actor David Krumholtz 'deeply' regrets working with Woody Allen

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Actor David Krumholtz has spoken out against his Wonder Wheel director, Woody Allen, who was accused by daughter Dylan Farrow of molesting her when she was a child in 1992. Allen has long since denied these claims and was never charged with a crime, though the situation resurfaced when Farrow penned an op-ed in The Los Angeles Times last month titled, “Why has the #MeToo revolution spared Woody Allen?”

“I deeply regret working with Woody Allen on Wonder Wheel,” Krumholtz wrote on Friday. “It’s one of my most heartbreaking mistakes. We can no longer let these men represent us in entertainment, politics, or any other realm. They are beneath real men.”

The actor’s tweet quickly branched off into various conversations with users on Twitter, including one with Curb Your Enthusiasm executive producer Bob Weide, who has defended Allen’s innocence in the past.

“He was a hero,” Krumholtz tweeted of Allen. “So i was fascinated and i didn’t want to believe it. I’m sorry, Bob. But I’ve chosen to prioritize Dylan’s account over all others. Coupled with the @washingtonpost story and his eagerness to produce yet another tone deaf film.”

It seems Krumholtz was referring to the article, “I read decades of Woody Allen’s private notes. He’s obsessed with teenage girls.” — which combed through “the 56-box, 57-year personal archives [Allen] has been curating since 1980 at Princeton University.”

Since the sexual harassment and sexual assault claims against Harvey Weinstein sparked a movement around the world, many actors who’ve worked with Allen have been questioned and criticized for their decisions to do so. (Weinstein has denied any instance of non-consensual sex.)

In her 2017 op-ed, Farrow named Kate Winslet (Wonder Wheel), Blake Lively (Cafe Society), and Greta Gerwig (To Rome With Love) in slamming those who have avoided condemning Allen over her allegations.

“I have long maintained that when I was 7 years old, Woody Allen led me into an attic, away from the babysitters who had been instructed never to leave me alone with him,” Farrow wrote, in part. “He then sexually assaulted me. I told the truth to the authorities then, and I have been telling it, unaltered, for more than 20 years.”

Allen’s representative, Leslee Dart, had also been mentioned in the essay for jumping “into action whenever allegations resurface.” Dart said in a statement obtained by EW at the time, “Dylan Farrow’s allegations against Woody Allen, which she first made 25 years ago, have been thoroughly examined by law enforcement officials and child welfare investigators. The investigators concluded unambiguously that Dylan Farrow was not sexually abused. No charges were ever filed, and the reason is simple: because Woody Allen is innocent.”

Allen called his 2014 essay in The New York Times to be his “final word on this entire matter.” He wrote, “Of course, I did not molest Dylan. I loved her and hope one day she will grasp how she has been cheated out of having a loving father and exploited by a mother more interested in her own festering anger than her daughter’s well-being.”

Farrow has denied that Mia Farrow, who adopted her in 1985, “planted false memories in my brain.” She said in 2014, “My memories are mine. I remember them. She was distraught when I told her. When I came forward with my story she was hoping against hope that I had made it up. In one of the most heartbreaking conversations I have ever had, she sat me down and asked me if I was telling the truth. She said that Dad said he didn’t do anything. And I said, ‘He’s lying.’”

Selena Gomez, who’s starring in Allen’s next film, said of the matter, “To be honest, I’m not sure how to answer — not because I’m trying to back away from it. [The 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.'”

Winslet called it “a difficult discussion” during press interviews for Wonder Wheel. The Oscar winner previously told The New York Times, “Of course one thinks about it. But at the same time, I didn’t know Woody and I don’t know anything about that family. As the actor in the film, you just have to step away and say, I don’t know anything, really, and whether any of it is true or false. Having thought it all through, you put it to one side and just work with the person.”

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