'This year has changed the way I see and feel:' Timothée Chalamet donates salary from Woody Allen film

From CBC - January 16, 2018

TimotheChalamet sayshe will donate his salary for an upcoming Woody Allen film to charities fighting sexual harassment and abuse, becoming the latest actor to publicly distance himself from the 82-year-old filmmaker.

The breakout star of Call Me By Your Nameannounced on his Instagram account Tuesday that he did not want to profit from his work on Allen's A Rainy Day in New York.Chalamet said he will give his salary to Time's Up, the LGBT Center in New York and RAINN.

"I want to be worthy of standing shoulder to shoulder with the brave artists who are fighting for all people to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve," said Chalamet.

Chalamet noted that due to "contractual obligations," he could not comment on the long-standing allegations against Allen. Dylan Farrow, Allen's adopted daughter, has said Allen molested her in an attic in 1992. Allen, who has long denied the allegations, was investigated for the incident but not charged.

On Friday,A Rainy Day in New Yorkco-starRebecca Hall said she was donating her salaryfrom the film to Time's Up, the recently formed initiative to combat gender inequality in the entertainment industry.

"It's a small gesture and not one intended as close to compensation," Hall wrote on Instagram.

The film, a romantic comedy due out sometime this year from Amazon Studios, also stars Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Liev Schreiber and Elle Fanning.

Farrow writes op-ed; actors voice regrets

Dylan Farrow has previously questioned why the #MeToo movement has not ensnarled Allen.

In an op-ed published last month in The Los Angeles Times, she wrote: "Why is it that Harvey Weinstein and other accused celebrities have been cast out by Hollywood, while Allen recently secured a multimillion-dollar distribution deal with Amazon, greenlit by former Amazon Studios executive Roy Price before he was suspended over sexual misconduct allegations?"

Price, the former head of Amazon Studios, resigned in October.



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