“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.”
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.
I can't believe I have to cancel Jeff Goldblum today wow https://t.co/XP7SpNker8— eboni (@simplythe_zest) November 7, 2019
Me when I see why Jeff Goldblum is trending: pic.twitter.com/LvhhFdK3KX— Liz ☕️🍩 (@LizKtotheB) November 7, 2019
Jeff Goldblum is cancelled.— twitch.tv/Limmy (@DaftLimmy) November 7, 2019
Never thought it would happen.
Used to think to myself "Imagine if Jeff Goldblum got cancelled"
And here it is. https://t.co/huVTjiuaXX
Jeff Goldblum can say what he wants and work with whom he wants, but to suggest that it's unknowable whether Woody Allen is a repulsive human being with a decades-long history of sexual predation is vacuous, fatuous, and insulting.— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) November 7, 2019
Of course, there were people standing by him, too.
No, I will not be cancelling Jeff Goldblum. pic.twitter.com/4oVOJqRFYK— C. A. Smith 👻 📽 (@_CineSmith_) November 7, 2019
Are y'all really gonna cancel Jeff Goldblum for agreeing with the entire basis of any sort of ethical law and order https://t.co/5PVGHi5I0u— Jangsgiving (@iijangoii) November 7, 2019
he said he wasn’t sure if the accusations are correct. so he will assume woody allen is innocent, because there is no hard evidence of woody being guilty. jeff goldblum has done nothing wrong. grow up. you cant just blindly believe one person over another when there isnt evidence— Dana 🌵 (@totallyNOTdana_) November 7, 2019
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.”)
The double standard is RIDICULOUS. So many people have said that they would still work with them and it’s been silence but because Scarlett said it she’s the worst human alive...— lydia ⧗ (@captain_widow_) November 7, 2019
Scarlett Johansson: *believes Woody is innocent*— Joana Lobato (@JoanaLobato10) November 7, 2019
Twitter: OMG YOU’RE SO ANNOYNG CANCELLED SHUT UP U TREE ASIAN QUEEN
Jeff Goldblum: *Defends Woody as well*
Twitter: I love the guy...he’s so funny 😂😂😂♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ #DoubleStandards
jeff goldblum says he would still work with w*ody allen (and is an alleged sexual harasser) yet people stay silent. where’s same energy y’all gave scarlett huh— alex ⴵ (@hillsromanova) November 7, 2019
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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