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Jeff Daniels and Peter Sarsgaard Won't Work With Woody Allen Again

Jeff Daniels and Peter Sarsgaard have both insisted they have no plans to work with Woody Allen again, after his daughter Dylan Farrow restated her sexual abuse allegations against the director.
Feb 27, 2018 by: WENN


Jeff Daniels and Peter Sarsgaard Won't Work With Woody Allen Again

Jeff Daniels and Peter Sarsgaard have both insisted they have no plans to work with Woody Allen again, after his daughter Dylan Farrow restated her sexual abuse allegations against the director.

Some of the actors who have appeared in Allen's movies, including Mira Sorvino, Greta Gerwig and Rebecca Hall, have expressed regret about working with the director after Dylan renewed her claims that Allen molested when she was a youngster as the #MeToo and Time's Up anti-sexual harassment movements gained momentum at the end of last year.

Daniels, who appeared in Allen's movies Radio Days and The Purple Rose of Cairo in the '80s, admitted during a chat with MSNBC's Meet the Press Daily on Monday that he wouldn't work with the director again, even though he feels he owes a lot to Allen for Purple Rose

"That movie will always be a great experience, a great movie for me, and he will always be a great American filmmaker. I got to work with him at the age of 30 and it changed my life," he said. "All of that and I believe Dylan Farrow. Would I do another one with Woody? The difficult decision would be to turn him down, because of Purple Rose." 

Sarsgaard, who co-stars with Daniels in new miniseries The Looming Tower, said he also wouldn't do another movie with Allen following his work on 2013's Blue Jasmine

Referring to the allegations, he said, "It's such a complicated question. I mean, I believe people when they say, 'I was assaulted or molested' or something like that because I don't think you really have any other choice. Because if we start not believing people, it's a slippery slope... They say that it's very, very rare for somebody to make something like that up, so I would rather err on that side." 

Farrow appeared on CBS This Morning in January to give her first televised interview about allegations, which first surfaced in the '90s. Afterwards, Allen issued a fresh denial in which he declared "I never molested my daughter."