May 16, 2016


Susan Sarandon Blasts Woody Allen: 'He Sexually Assaulted a Child'

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Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Actress Susan Sarandon has become one of the few Hollywood elite to publicly accuse director Woody Allen of sexual abuse. In an interview during Variety and Kering’s Women in Motion talk at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday (May 15), Sarandon did not mince words when it came to Allen.

“I think he sexually assaulted a child and I don’t think that’s right,” Sarandon said (via Variety). “I have nothing good to say about him. I don’t want to go there.”

The quote comes after Allen once again made headlines last week, when his son Ronan Farrow published a piece in The Hollywood Reporter blasting the media for ignoring the allegations made against the Oscar-winning director. Dylan Farrow, Allen's daughter, went public in 2014 with her account of being sexually assaulted by Allen as a child.

Before Sarandon's comments, actress Blake Lively was quoted as saying that Allen was "empowering to women." Lively stars in Allen's upcoming film, Café Society.