Our award season crush is giving back…
The break out male star of 2017, Timothee Chalamet is donating his salary for Woody Allen’s latest star-studded project, A Rainy Day In New York to three charities, Time’s Up, the LGBT Centre in New York and RAINN, the USA’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.
Woody Allen was originally accused in 1993 by his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, of molesting her when she was just seven years old. Allen has always denied the claims and no charges have been bought against the director and the investigation has indeed been dropped.
However the accusations came back to light in 2014 when Farrow wrote an open letter about the situation. This was followed by Allen’s jounalist son, Ronan Farrow writing extensively about the allegations in 2016.
Taking to Instagram to announce his decision Timothee stated, “I am learning that a good role isn’t the only criteria for accepting a job.” The Call Me By My Name star continued to say, “I don’t want to profit from my work on the film… I want to be worthy of standing shoulder to shoulder with the brave artists who are fighting for all people to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.”
Timothee joins his A Rainy Day In New York co-star, Rebecca Hall in donating all earning s from the project to charity. The film also features Selena Gomez who plays Timothee’s love interest in the contemporary tale, long with Elle Fanning and Jude Law.
In recent weeks a number of other stars have spoken out about their regret at working with Allen including actress turned Lady Bird director, Greta Gerwig and Oscar Winner, Mira Sorvino.