David Krumholtz says working with Woody Allen is one of his “most heartbreaking mistakes”, earning him praise from Allen’s adopted daughter and alleged abuse victim, Dylan Farrow.
The 39-year-old actor took to Twitter to share his regret over appearing in Allen’s latest period drama, “Wonder Wheel”, opposite Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake and Jim Beulshi.
His tweets come after a writer for The Washington Post dug into the director’s personal archive, uncovering a trove of misogynistic unpublished essays, articles, screenplays and more which depict a man obsessed with young women and girls.
“I knew what he was accused of and that should have stopped me,” Krumholtz writes, explaining his desire to work with Allen became a desperation after he lost out on a role in “Midnight In Paris”.
While most fans praised Krumholtz for expressing his regret and speaking publicly about his decision, a few Twitter users slammed him for accepting a role in a recent Allen film, despite a history of allegations against him.
One person thanking Krumholtz for his candid tweets is Allen’s adopted daughter with Mia Farrow, Dylan.
During a custody battle with Farrow in 1992, Allen was accused of sexually abusing a then-7-year-old Dylan. The case was closed in 1993 after Social Services found there was “no credible evidence” to support the abuse claims. Dylan repeated the accusations in 2014, which Allen again denied. Allen’s biological son, investigative journalist Ronan Farrow – who was instrumental in bringing Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct to light – stated he believes and supports his sister’s claims.
Thanking Krumholtz on Twitter, she expressed her hope that others “will take a stand” and speak out against working with Allen.