In 2014, Dylan Farrow, Allen’s adopted daughter, published a harrowing, minute account of passionate abuse during a hands of a director, alleging Allen, 81, had molested her for years.
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Polanski, now 84, was charged 40 years ago with raping a 13-year-old lady in Los Angeles. He fled to Europe and, notwithstanding many attempts to move him behind to a U.S. so he can face hearing for a purported crime, he’s avoided extradition so far. Other women have also indicted Polanski of passionate assault.
Winslet, 41, has worked with both directors, many recently on Allen’s as-yet-unreleased film Wonder Wheel. She seemed in Polanski’s 2011 film Carnage. In an talk with The New York Times, Winslet shielded operative for a dual men, observant that their personal lives should be “put to one side” when doing a job.
(Interestingly, she was usually asked about Allen, not about Polanski. Winslet brought him adult herself.)
“Of march one thinks about it,” Winslet said. “But during a same time, we didn’t know Woody and we don’t know anything about that family. As a actor in a film, we usually have to step divided and say, we don’t know anything, really, and either any of it is loyal or false. Having suspicion it all through, we put it to one side and usually work with a person. Woody Allen is an implausible director. So is Roman Polanski. we had an unusual operative knowledge with both of those men, and that’s a truth.”
Needless to say, a Twitterverse was relentless in a response to Winslet’s comments.
The fact that Kate winslet and so many other actors entirely omit a accusations opposite woody Allen and roman polanski is appalling
— Katie (@1dsocialists) September 7, 2017
me @ Kate Winslet operative with and fortifying Woody Allen pic.twitter.com/G9Kqv8ZqWr
— Jett Rink (@jessiekaiser) September 6, 2017
i can’t trust kate winslet not usually shielded woody allen though brought adult polanski when she wasn’t even asked… WHAT are we doing, girl??
— beca. (@dorysief) September 8, 2017
I bewail to surprise we that Kate Winslet is cancelled pic.twitter.com/LdOZUvDOhf
— Emily Reynolds (@rey_z) September 8, 2017
hey, @ all celebrities, i can't highlight adequate how easy it is to not be in a woody allen movie
— ellie deduct (@eleanorbate) September 11, 2017
Winslet’s subsequent recover is The Mountain Between Us, co-starring Idris Elba and screening during this year’s Toronto Film Festival.