Jeff Goldblum Says He Would Work With Woody Allen Again
"I think there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty."
Actor and musician Jeff Goldblum has made the confusing, yet unfortunately not unprecedented, decision to defend Woody Allen despite the sexual misconduct allegations that have swirled around the director for decades but have only recently begun to hinder his career.
“I think there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty,” Goldblum, who worked with Allen on the the 1977 film Annie Hall, said in a recent interview with i News when asked if he would ever work with the disgraced director again. “I know I enjoyed working with him many years ago and I sat in with his band once too.”
“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,” Goldblum added. “So I would consider working with him, until I learned something more.”
While Allen has been largely shunned by Hollywood in recent years due in part to allegations accusing the director of sexually assaulting his adopted daughter, it’s become increasingly apparent that not everyone has turned their backs on the former star. Goldblum’s recent comments echo similar sentiments Scarlett Johansson expressed back in September. “I love Woody. I believe him, and I would work with him anytime,” the actress told the Hollywood Reporter.
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