Dylan Farrow addresses Justin Timberlake’s Woody Allen role on Twitter

“You can’t support #TIMESUP and praise sexual predators at the same time.”

January 23, 2018
Dylan Farrow addresses Justin Timberlake’s Woody Allen role on Twitter Justin Timberlake attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.   Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Dylan Farrow took to Twitter to address Justin Timberlake's hypocrisy in claiming to support the #TimesUp initiative while retaining pride and support of his role in a 2017 Woody Allen movie. Farrow accused Allen, her father, of sexually assaulting her nearly 25 years ago; the allegations have been denied by Allen ever since.

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"You can’t support #TIMESUP and praise sexual predators at the same time," she wrote in a tweet, which was structured to answer Timberlake's jokey query about a common phrase that isn't actually hard to understand. "You can’t retain your credibility as an activist (i.e. - retain the cake) and, at the same time, praise a sexual predator (i.e. - eating the cake)."

After #TimesUp and #MeToo, a number of actors who worked with Woody Allen before basically January of this year came forward to express guilt, and in some cases donate their salaries from their Allen movies, the most recent of which reportedly wrapped at the end of 2017 and included filming during the first wave of Weinstein stories, to the previously named causes. Among the vastly larger number of actors who have not voiced an opinion on their work with Allen is Justin Timberlake, who had a role in Allen's 2017 film Wonder Wheel. But his complicity with the abusive director didn't stop him from wearing a #TimesUp button to the Golden Globes, and subsequently claiming support of the movement on Twitter, which was almost immediately called out.

Timberlake has yet to respond to the tweet, which is the second time Farrow has noted his support of her abuser in the last few weeks. In an interview with Buzzfeed this month, she said "I struggle with how a powerful force like Justin Timberlake can claim to be in awe of the strength of women and stand with them at this #MeToo moment and then in the next breath say that working with Woody Allen is a 'dream come true.'"

Dylan Farrow addresses Justin Timberlake’s Woody Allen role on Twitter