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Jeff Goldblum criticized for saying he'd 'consider working with' Woody Allen again

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Jeff Goldblum is facing backlash for saying he “would consider working with” Woody Allen again. Goldblum, who had a small part in Annie Hall, told U.K.’s i News he still admired the director’s work.

“I think there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty,” he explained. “I know I enjoyed working with him many years ago and I sat in with his band once too.”

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Goldblum, 67, continued, “Even though I feel like this cultural shift [the #MeToo movement] is very, very positive and long overdue and I support it wholeheartedly and take it very seriously, I also admire his body of work. So I would consider working with him again, until I learned something more.”

Allen was accused of molesting his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, at age 7. He has denied the accusation, which resurfaced in the #MeToo era. Celebrities like Colin Firth, Timothée Chalamet, Mira Sorvino, Greta Gerwig and Evan Rachel Wood have vowed to never again work with Allen. Goldblum’s comments quickly lit up Twitter with many people criticizing the Jurassic Park star for his out of touch remarks.

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Of course, there were people standing by him, too.

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Many people pointed out there was a double standard over reactions to Goldblum’s interview and what Scarlett Johansson said two months ago. (In an interview, Johansson said she loved Allen adding, “I believe him, and I would work with him anytime.”)

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Batman & Robin and A Time to Kill director Joel Schumacher recently stuck up for his “generous friend,” too. “[Dylan] was so young at the time that I don’t know,” he told Vulture.

As for Allen, he still thinks he’s the poster boy for the #MeToo movement.

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