Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet joins Greta Gerwig, Rebecca Hall, and Griffin Newman in distancing himself from Woody Allen, who’s been accused of sexual abuse by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.
The actor—who stars in Allen’s A Rainy Day In New York with Hall, Jude Law, and Elle Fanning, among others—has pledged his salary from the film to three charities, including RAINN, the LGBT Center in New York, and Time’s Up. Chalamet shared his decision in an Instagram post.
In the wake of the resurgent #MeToo movement, Chalamet had been asked by outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, about choosing to work with Allen despite the allegations against him, which were reiterated by Farrow in a 2014 open letter in The New York Times. Back in November, all the actor would say is “I understand the question, certainly; it’s going to be not only important but imperative to talk about. I’m hesitant to talk about it now, because I’m here for Call Me by Your Name.”
But in his social media post, Chalamet says he’s learned in recent months that “a good role isn’t the only criteria for accepting a job,” though he cites “contractual obligations” that prevent him from explaining just why he worked with Allen last summer. Still, he doesn’t want “to profit from [his] work on the film” he made with the director, so he’s donating part of his pay to Time’s Up, which has established a legal defense fund for survivors of sexual assault and harassment.
Last week, Hall announced she’d be donating her A Rainy Day In New York salary to Time’s Up, and expressed regret that her “actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed.”