Ronan Farrow Slams Kristen Stewart, Miley Cyrus For Working With Woody Allen
As Gossip Cop has reported, Farrow’s sister, Dylan, has accused Allen of sexually abusing her when she was a kid. Their mother, Mia Farrow, has backed up the allegations, while the filmmaker’s camp has maintained they are untrue. But in a new guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, Farrow takes issue with Hollywood seemingly turning a blind eye to his father’s alleged behavior.
In one portion, Farrow name-checks Cyrus, who is co-starring with Allen on his upcoming Amazon comedy series. He writes:
“Old-school media’s slow evolution has helped to create a culture of impunity and silence. Amazon paid millions to work with Woody Allen, bankrolling a new series and film. Actors, including some I admire greatly, continue to line up to star in his movies. ‘It’s not personal,’ one once told me. But it hurts my sister every time one of her heroes like Louis C.K., or a star her age, like Miley Cyrus, works with Woody Allen. Personal is exactly what it is — for my sister, and for women everywhere with allegations of sexual assault that have never been vindicated by a conviction.”
Stewart, meanwhile, stars in Allen’s latest film, Café Society, which will open the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday. Farrow says:
“He’ll have his stars at his side — Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg. They can trust that the press won’t ask them the tough questions. It’s not the time, it’s not the place, it’s just not done.
That kind of silence isn’t just wrong. It’s dangerous. It sends a message to victims that it’s not worth the anguish of coming forward. It sends a message about who we are as a society, what we’ll overlook, who we’ll ignore, who matters and who doesn’t.”
Cyrus and Farrow actually used to be friends, or at least acquaintances, and he interviewed her in 2014 for W magazine. As for Stewart, she defended her decision to work with Allen in a Variety cover story published this week, and revealed she consulted with co-star Eisenberg about the allegations. “I was like, ‘What do you think?'” she recalled. “‘We don’t know any of these people involved. I can personalize situations, which would be very wrong.’”
Stewart went on to say, “At the end of the day, Jesse and I talked about this. If we were persecuted for the amount of sh*t that’s been said about us that’s not true, our lives would be over. The experience of making the movie was so outside of that, it was fruitful for the two of us to go on with it.” None of the aforementioned stars have yet responded to Farrow’s objections.