Elle Fanning has claimed that she ‘regrets’ working with Woody Allen if it ‘hurt anyone’.
Refusing to apologise directly for working with the controversial directors, Elle would not name Allen and simply told The Wrap at South By Southwest: ‘I regret if my decision to work with anyone hurt anyone in the process, because it’s never your intent to do [so].’
The Wrap reports that she seemed ‘caught off guard’ when asked about her decision to work with Allen.
Many of Fanning’s Rainy Day In New York collaborators have now distanced themselves from Allen, with both Rebecca Hall and Selena Gomez donating their fees for working on Allen’s movie, Rainy Day In New York, to charity.
Timothee Chalamet also donated his fee to charity; admitting he could not answer question about working with Allen ‘due to contractual obligations’ he would be donating his entire salary for the film to charity.
‘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,’ he added.
It is not known if Fanning has donated her salary but she claimed she had made a donation to Time’s Up.
‘This conversation that we’re having needs to be had for sure and it needs to be continued. I’m a huge supporter of all of that,’ she added.
A Rainy Day In New York is about a middle-aged man (Jude Law) who pursues romance with a young girl (Fanning) whose age is known to various characters as 15 and 21.
Others who have distanced themselves from Allen include Greta Gerwig, who told the New York Times: ‘I can only speak for myself and what I’ve come to is this: If I had known then what I know now, I would not have acted in the film. I have not worked for him again, and I will not work for him again.’
Ellen Page said that working with the man was ‘the biggest mistake of my life’, while Kate Winslet did not name Allen but admitted to ‘some bitter regrets that I have at poor decisions to work with individuals with whom I wish I had not’.
Allen has been accused by his former step-daughter Dylan Farrow of abusing her when she was seven-years-old.
He has always denied the allegations.