Why are Hollywood's famous men refusing to condemn Woody Allen?

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The adopted daughter of director Woody Allen said in her first TV interview she is outraged her claims of sexual abuse were "ignored for years".

Oscar victor Colin Firth, who starred in Woody Allen's 2014 romantic comedy Magic in the Moonlight, has joined a growing chorus of stars who have turned their back on the director.

Actor Colin Firth has said he will not work with director Woody Allen in the future.

Sentiment in Hollywood against the "Annie Hall" director has grown in recent months with several actors distancing themselves from him or donating earnings from his films to sexual harassment support groups. Chalamet donated every dollar that he earned from working on Allen's forthcoming A Rainy Day in NY to charity, splitting his salary between Time's Up, RAINN and the L.G.B.T. Center in NY.

Meanwhile, Rebecca Hall also announced she would donate her salary from the film to Time's Up last week. "Instead, they found it likely a vulnerable child had been coached to tell the story by her angry mother during a contentious break-up", he said. "After reading and re-reading Dylan Farrow's statements of a few days ago and going back and reading the older ones - I see, not only how complicated this matter is, but that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed", she wrote on Instagram. Given that Chalamet posted his donation announcement on Tuesday, that gave him enough time to gain the attention of his fellow actors before they vote for the awards.

This image released by CBS shows Dylan Farrow, left, adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, during an interview airing Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, on "CBS This Morning".

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The controversy has given Woody Allen a bad publicity, with many actors showing distaste in in working with Mr. Allen.

"Even though the Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time's Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation, that doesn't make it any more true today than it was in the past", Allen stated. Allen continues to beat this drum, telling CBS in a statement that the Farrows are simply seizing onto this cultural moment for ... what? Allen has always denied the claims and no charges were brought, with the investigation dropped at the time.

The accusation turned into headlines during the high-profile split between Mia Farrow and Allen in 1992.

"What I don't understand is how is this insane story of me being brainwashed and coached more believable than what I'm saying about being sexually assaulted by my father?" hit back Farrow. "Honestly, it's the decision that I have made in my life that is the most inconsistent with everything I stand for and believe in, both publicly and privately", she told The Hollywood Reporter.

In February 2014, Farrow, now 32, wrote an open letter in The New York Times in which she describes the alleged behaviour by her adoptive father. "I just told you".

Although Allen claimed that everything said against him was false, many artists have backed Farrow.

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