Jeff Goldblum's Woody Allen Comments Rankle Some

'I think there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2019 6:01 AM CST
Updated Nov 8, 2019 6:37 AM CST
Jeff Goldblum: Yes, I'd Work With Woody Allen
Jeff Goldblum attends the launch of New Tiffany and Co. Men's Collection at the Hollywood Athletic Club on Oct. 11, 2019, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Jeff Goldblum has joined Scarlett Johansson in supporting director Woody Allen, despite the allegations he sexually abused his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow decades ago. "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. So I would consider working with him again, until I learned something more," the 67-year-old actor, who appeared in Allen's 1977 film Annie Hall, told inews in an article published Wednesday. "I enjoyed working with him many years ago, and I sat in with his band once, too" and "I think there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty," he added.

By Thursday, Goldblum was trending on Twitter. "When I saw Jeff Goldblum was trending I worried he might be dead," read one tweet on the subject, per USA Today. "This is so much worse." Farrow claims Allen sexually molested her as a child in 1992. When Johansson expressed her support for the director in September, Farrow noted "the prosecutor in my case, after evaluating ALL the evidence, found probable cause to press criminal charges against Woody. He chose not to only in order to spare me further trauma." Other stars including Greta Gerwig and Colin Firth have said they will not work with Allen, who denies the claims. He's currently suing Amazon Studios for terminating a multi-movie deal it had with him, per Vanity Fair. (More Jeff Goldblum stories.)

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