Woody Allen Accuses Timothée Chalamet Of 'Denouncing' Him To Improve His Chances Of Winning An Oscar

The two previously collaborated on the axed Amazon film A Rainy Day In New York.

Woody Allen has accused Timothée Chalamet of only “denouncing” him in order to better his chances of winning an Oscar.

In 2017, the two worked together on the film A Rainy Day In New York, which also starred Elle Fanning, Jude Law and Selena Gomez.

However, following the rise of the Me Too movement in 2018, Timothée admitted his regret about working with the director.

He also revealed he was splitting the entire salary he received for the film between three charities, including the Time’s Up fund, which helps women who have experienced workplace harassment with their legal costs.

Timothée Chalamet at the premiere of Little Women, in which he also starred
Timothée Chalamet at the premiere of Little Women, in which he also starred
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“I don’t want to profit from my work on the film,” he explained in a statement posted on his Instagram page.

“I want to be worthy of standing shoulder to shoulder with the brave artists who are fighting for all to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.”

In his recently-released memoir, Allen responds to the young actor’s statement for the first time, suggesting he only “denounced” him because he was up for an Oscar at that time.

Timothee afterward publicly stated he regretted working with me and was giving the money to charity, but he swore to my sister he needed to do that as he was up for an Oscar for Call Me By Your Name, and he and his agent felt he had a better chance of winning if he denounced me, so he did,” Allen wrote.

It should be noted that Timothée’s statement came out exactly a week before he was nominated for the Oscar for his performance for Call Me By Your Name, meaning he was not aware that he was up for the Academy Award at the time he spoke out against Allen.

HuffPost UK has contacted Timothée Chalamet’s publicist and is awaiting a response.

Woody Allen in 2017
Woody Allen in 2017
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Woody Allen has always maintained his innocence in light of repeated accusations from Dylan Farrow that he molested her when she was a child.

In 1992, he was investigated over a claim that he had sexually assaulted her at the family’s Connecticut home, though prosecutors did not charge him over the allegations, which he claims had been fabricated by his former partner Mia Farrow.

Last year, Allen ended a legal battle with Amazon, after they shelved A Rainy Day In New York in the wake of the Me Too movement.

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