Rebecca Hall Regrets Working with Woody Allen and Will Donate Her Wages to Time’s Up

British actress Rebecca Hall has vowed to donate the entirety of her wages from the forthcoming Woody Allen film, A Rainy Day in New York, to the ‘Time’s Up’ campaign.

Yesterday, the 35-year-old admitted that she “regrets” working with the director after reading his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow’s candid op-ed for The Los Angeles Times.

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The actress, who rose to fame in Allen’s 2008 hit Vicky Christina Barcelona, was moved by Farrow’s statement which criticized Hollywood’s A-list for continuing to support the director despite allegations that he sexually abused her as a young girl.

Actresses including Kate Winslet and Blake Lively have famously come under scrutiny for taking part in Allen’s recent projects, while Greta Gerwig publicly vowed to never work with the director again.

Connecticut police investigated Farrow’s allegations that she was assaulted at seven-years-old (which Allen denies) but charges were never made.

The day after the Weinstein accusation broke in full force I was shooting a day of work on Woody Allen’s latest movie in New York. I couldn’t have imagined somewhere stranger to be that day. When asked to do so, some seven months ago, I quickly said yes. He gave me one of my first significant roles in film for which I have always been grateful, it was one day in my hometown – easy. I have, however subsequently realized there is nothing easy about any of this. In the weeks following I have thought very deeply about this decision, and remain conflicted and saddened. After reading and re-reading Dylan Farrow’s statements of a few days ago and going back and reading the older ones – I see, not only how complicated this matter is, but that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed. That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry. I regret this decision and wouldn’t make the same one today. It’s a small gesture and not one intended as close to compensation but I’ve donated my wage to @timesup. I’ve also signed up, will continue to donate, and look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere. #timesup

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In the wake of Farrow’s op-ed, Hall shared an apologetic statement on Instagram and admitted to feeling “conflicted and saddened” by her recent decision to work with the director.

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The actress then went on to emphasize that she is “profoundly sorry” and will donate her wage to the ‘Time’s Up’ campaign.

She added: “I look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere…”

The revolutionary movement was founded by leading women in Hollywood following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and is designed to offer legal support to victims of sexual assault.

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