Jeff Goldblum has come to Woody Allen’s defense, saying he’d gladly work with him again because there’s a “presumption of innocence until proven guilty.”
The “Jurassic Park” star voiced support for the embattled director — who’s long been accused of sexually abusing his adoptive daughter Dylan Allen — in a new interview with the UK’s iNews.
“I think there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty,” Goldblum said. “I know I enjoyed working with him many years ago and I sat in with his band once too.”
Goldblum worked with Allen on the 1977 film “Annie Hall.”
He added in the interview published Wednesday, “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.”
Fans were quick to pile on.
“jeff goldblum defending woody allen is just further proof that even the nicest of men can be disappointments and that in itself is exactly the issue with hollywood,” one person wrote.
Others were tweeting that Goldblum was “canceled.”
The 83-year-old filmmaker saw much of Hollywood’s elite turn their backs on him after the molestation allegations resurfaced in 2017.
Amazon also backed out of a four-film deal with Allen in wake of the renewed scandal, prompting him to sue.
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