Woody Allen: Timothee Chalamet only denounced me for his Oscar campaign

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This is some kind of gossip hell, and I feel like the gossip gods are punishing us for talking so much sh-t. In a pandemic where most of us are homebound, some of the biggest tea is coming from Woody Allen’s vomitous memoir, Apropos of Nothing. Previously we discussed the passages where he wrote about his “affair” with a teenage Soon-Yi Previn, his de facto step-daughter. The passages were awful and I want to forget them.

Well, now there are some passages about A Rainy Day in New York, the film Woody wrote and directed in 2017, which starred Timothee Chalamet and Elle Fanning. The film became a big deal because soon after it wrapped, Me Too and Time’s Up started happening and everybody began distancing themselves from Woody. Timothee was one of those actors – he made a thoughtful public statement about how he was sorry for working with Woody and he donated his paycheck from the film to worthy charities. Now Woody says, in his memoir, that Timothee just did that because he was in the middle of his Call Me By Your Name Oscar campaign. Ugh.

Woody Allen claims in his new memoir that Timothée Chalamet denounced him in 2018 because the actor thought it would increase his chances of winning an Oscar. Amid the #MeToo movement and following renewed allegations of childhood sexual abuse against Allen by his daughter Dylan Farrow, Chalamet, 24, announced that he would be donating the money he earned on Allen’s film “A Rainy Day in New York” to nonprofit Time’s Up, the LGBT Center in New York and RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. Allen, 84, now claims in “Apropos of Nothing” that Chalamet only made such a statement because he was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for “Call Me by Your Name” (which he ended up losing to Gary Oldman for “Darkest Hour”).

“All the three leads in ‘Rainy Day’ were excellent and a pleasure to work with,” Allen writes in the book. “Timothée afterward publicly stated he regretted working with me and was giving the money to charity, but he swore to my sister he needed to do that as he was up for an Oscar for ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ and he and his agent felt he had a better chance of winning if he denounced me, so he did.” Allen added, “Anyhow, I didn’t regret working with him and I’m not giving any of my money back.”

Other actors who denounced Allen following now 34-year-old Farrow’s renewed abuse allegations included Greta Gerwig, Mira Sorvino, Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Jeff Daniels and Freida Pinto. Allen writes in the book, “The fact these actors and actresses never looked into the details of the case (they couldn’t have and come to their conclusion with such certainty) did not stop them from speaking out publicly with dogged conviction. Some said it was now their policy to always believe the woman. I would hope most thinking people reject such simple-mindedness.”

However, in the book, Allen also points out the people who have spoken out in his defense, including Alec Baldwin, Scarlett Johansson, Diane Keaton, Javier Bardem and Joy Behar.

“More people should have said, I really don’t know all the facts so I have to withhold my judgment. God forbid anyone should say, ‘This accusation has been thoroughly investigated and found to be untrue,’” the famed director writes, adding of the people who defended him, “But thanks to all, because it was very nice of them to speak out, and I assure them it’s not something they will ever be embarrassed having done.”

[From Page Six]

I will never get tired of dudes getting salty about how people might believe women. It’s almost like… those men have abused their power for so long, they have no idea what to do when there’s a small movement to NOT take the man’s word for everything. As soon as a dude starts complaining about how people “believe women,” you know you’ve found yourself a piece of garbage. As for what he says about Chalamet… I remember when it happened and how for months, Timothee’s fans were begging him to say something about Woody. His statement definitely was timed for an interesting moment in his Oscar campaign, and yeah, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Timothee released that statement and then spoke to Woody and gave the excuse of “this is just for an Oscar campaign.” It makes me think less of Timothee, but whatever. It’s how a lot of people operate.

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  1. adastraperaspera says:

    Here is a person I would not miss.

  2. Mia4s says:

    Let’s be honest guys, like 98% of the people (suddenly) denouncing did it for career reasons and because that was the way the wind (and public opinion) was blowing. It is what it is. 🤷‍♀️

    • Jules says:

      sad but true

    • Marley says:

      Yep! And if the metoo movement never happened, NONE of those stars friendly w/him & working or wanting to work with him would continue on fine & dandy.

      Ppl often forget the verrrrry long line of A list stars that had no qualms working with him for a long long time Emma Stone was in what, 2 or 3 of his films? Love interest always an older man the surrogate character for Allen & then the young girl love interest.

      I think a lot about how Greta Gerwig praised him, Said in interviews was inspired by him & then not until it was a convenient award buzz that she denounced him. And this is a female actress/filmmaker whose superficial schtick is woman centric feminist inspired stories. It’s all self-serving BS.

      It’s all about image. They don’t care. They only care about themselves…Times a Up was created byCAA, the #1 agency for sending vulnerable actresses into basically rape traps. They knew & they didn’t do anything for DECADES, but once the metoo movement came along…

    • MeganBot2020 says:

      And everyone just completely ignores the fact Mia Farrow is also a serial child abuser, and that at the very least she tried to exploit Dylan’s trauma for her own agenda in a way that could have been disastrous for her (eg trying to bribe people to lie in court and claim they’d witnessed Woody behaving inappropriately with Dylan, which could have wrecked the case against Allen).

  3. Hmmm says:

    I believe it. He is still planning on working with the call me by your name director for the sequel after that director said he finds 12 year olds attractive. 🤢🤢🤢

    • lily says:

      Agreed. And nobody is saying anything about it. Chamalet was so thirsty for the oscar.

    • bucketnot says:

      My goodness!! Link please?

      I was a part of the CMBYN fandom initially when the film released because I loved the book and the film was really good. But then Armie Hammer and Timothee, together along with some fans took it too far, add to that Armie’s insecurity + thirstiness (not to mention his wife’s insecurity+thirstiness) I had to leave. I could see it was becoming toxic. And I wasn’t even an active participant in the fandom. Just reblogged/liked stuff on Tumblr. That said, at the time I could maybe excuse TC in some ways because it was his first major release and he was still a kid, but Armie has been doing this for a while, he should have had some sense. Ugh. I guess I got out before all this came out.

    • Coco says:

      First, If you’re going to accuse someone of something so serious, at least make sure you accuse the right person. Luca Guadagnino, the director of the film (and who is openly gay, btw) did NOT say that, it was André Aciman, the author of the book, and with whom Guadagnino has no contact regarding the sequel, which has been said by Aciman himself.

      Second, why should we believe what Woody Allen says about this (and about anything, really) “he swore to my sister he needed to do that as he was up for an Oscar for Call Me by Your Name” when the reality is that when Chalamet published the statement the nominations had not yet been announced, and neither could he influence the votes for them because they had already been closed. I’m not saying he didn’t publish the statement to get rid of all the pressure he was getting during the race because that was pretty obvious back then, but let’s stop being so cynical and act all surprised when we’re the ones who forced all these actors to speak about things that didn’t have anything to do with them.

      • Marley says:

        Coco, look up CMBYN’s director’s comments on the metoo movement & Polanski…

        Also ofc Chalamet is thirsty & will what he has to do for his career. He’s not evil for it. Tho his bearding w/Depp’s daughter for what he thought would be another award season got him was crazy ridiculous. He was out before he got famous

    • Marley says:


      The director of CMBYN also defend Polanski & criticizes the metoo movement for ‘crucifying’ artists like Polanski/Allen. It was an explosive interview, a year ago I think? Or more. So many famous names STILL supporting Polanski & their name on his support petition.

      Soooo many directors support Polanski & are on the petition. Everybody should look at that list, it’s appalling. Wes Anderson, Aronovsky, basically almost all high profile male directors….

  4. ooshpick says:

    I love timothee but I find this weak. It is not like all of this info wasn’t on public record. Either work with someone because you accept they are potentially vile but because you seem some value in it or don’t. But don’t work with them and then say you regret it. Oy!

  5. Brinibini says:

    Well, Scarjo used her Oscar campaign to declare her love for that pedophile more than once and didn’t win shit.
    So yeah, I can believe that Chalamet and others denounced him to improve their Oscars chances.
    It’s not like we didn’t know about Dylan, and the start of his relationship with his wife, and it didn’t stop Hollywood to work with him.

    • Nanny to the Rescue says:

      I’ve been thinking about this. I dislike Scarjo and what she did, but at least she wasn’t a hypocrite like Timothée is here.

  6. Valerie says:

    Yeah, right, it’s all a conspiracy against you. Fuck off, Woody.

  7. grabbyhands says:

    Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, as they say.

    It doesn’t change the fact that he’s still a pedophile.

  8. Teresa says:

    I’m sure Timothy and the others did denounce him for better award possibilities which would probably lead to more money/opportunities because let’s be real, I don’t care how little you pay attention to ‘gossip’ (by gossip I mean sexual assault allegations) the man married his significantly younger adopted semi daughter. That’s gross. And I highly doubt any actor/actress was unaware of that bare minimum fact.

  9. Truthiness says:

    Couldn’t he just retire and sit his decrepit @#$ down? He is like an aging diva who won’t leave the stage.

  10. AnnaKist says:

    Such allegations against a sexual abuser are universally (and) notoriously difficult to prove, given that it’s usually only the accuser and accused present at the time. A case of “her word against his”. Remembering that A) a low percentage of victims ever report the crime, and B) an even lower percentage of the abusers are ever punished by law, it’s not surprising that so many of us will believe the victim. It’s a massive step for anyone, young, old, female, male, thin, chubby etc., tp come forward and reveal such intimate, embarrassing, shameful, private etc.details about such a vile event, and more so if it becomes public. Now, add to that the fact that a victim is accusing a very well-known, wealthy influential and powerful person, and I don’t think there’s an option to believe anyone other than the accuser/victim. I go by the principle that it’s better to believe the child/accuser/victim, and be proved wrong at some later stage, than vice versa.

    And pharque you, Woody Allen et al.

  11. Jules says:

    the thing is woody, the time of the predator is now over.

  12. Flowerpot says:

    Every time I see a photo of this guy he looks scarier. His face is getting really f-ed up. Like his eyes. I think it’s because we can see what’s inside makes him so ugly

  13. whatWHAT? says:

    “God forbid anyone should say, ‘This accusation has been thoroughly investigated and found to be untrue,”

    yes, god forbid they say that because THAT STATEMENT IS NOT TRUE. It WASN’T fully investigated and, actually, the judge in the case determined that it was believable enough to go to trial but didn’t want to put Dylan through that.

    just SHUT UP, you disgusting old pervert.

  14. Teebee says:

    I really wonder that he’s that tone deaf that he thinks this is just about Dylan, not that her experience isn’t the worst imaginable. But he’s been problematic almost his entire career. His predilection for too young women, his infantilizing women, or alternately making them bitter shrews, he has been hiding in plain sight. If he were to be truly put to the stones, his films, his marriage, Dylan, everything all at once, I would love to see him intellectualize his way out of that.

    Harvey Weinstein was hiding in plain sight too. And it was the tsunami of women and stories that turned the tide. I don’t understand why woody gets away with it because he can use the dismissal of the investigation, which clearly has circumstances that do not exonerate him!

  15. Lea says:

    Either way it’s a bad look for Chalamet – if he meant what he said about Allen, he should have been brave and told his sister the truth, not some half assed excuse about the Oscar campaign… And if it was only for the Oscar campaign, it’s also pretty bad.
    I used to love Timothee Chalamet. He gave an interview on French TV with Armie when CMBYN was out in theaters here and I found his personality both goofy and refreshing.
    And then he got caught up in the Hollywood world and he started being less interesting, with the fake PR relationship with Lily Rose Depp and that kind of stuff.

  16. Thin Mint says:

    The 12 yr old comment came from the author of the book Call Me By Your Name- not the director, Luca Guadagnino. The author of the book *is* strange, it must be said. But I don’t think his comment should be thought of as reflecting badly on Timothée.

    I loved Timmy and Armie in the movie, and their real-life friendship. Armie’s wife, Elizabeth Chambers, is very thirsty, but Armie is largely just his same self, in my opinion.

    Woody Allen is just sour grapes, and a giant a$$hole.