Writer-director-producer Judd Apatow says it is “sad” that young actresses continue to work with Woody Allen despite years-old allegations that the prolific filmmaker sexually abused his adoptive daughter.
“It is sad that he is obsessed with all these young actresses and none of them run when offered the job,” Apatow said of Allen in a post to his Twitter account Wednesday.
The comment from Apatow— who has spoken out in the wake of the sexual misconduct scandal currently roiling Hollywood and one of its formerly most powerful producers, Harvey Weinstein — comes as it was reported this week that Allen’s next film, titled A Rainy Day in New York, features a sexual relationship between an adult (played by actor Jude Law) and a 15-year-old girl (played by actress Elle Fanning).
Jude Law on the set of Woody Allen’s upcoming film in New York City on Oct. 19. In the film, Law’s character reportedly has a sexual relationship with Fanning’s 15-year-old character. (Victor Malafronte/STAR MAX/IPx)