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'I don't feel cancelled': Woody Allen talks abuse allegations and cancel culture


Woody Allen is "willing" to meet with his daughter Dylan Farrow, who has accused him of sexual abuse.
The 'Coup de Chance' filmmaker hasn't seen his adopted child or her brother Ronan Farrow since they made public allegations about their childhood, but he insisted he is open to a face-to-face discussion with them.
Asked if he has seen Dylan or Ronan, he told Variety: "No. Always willing to but no, no… "
While Dylan has maintained her claims she was sexually abused by her father when she was seven years old, the 87-year-old director has insisted there is "no merit" to the allegations and can't understand the continued fascination around the subject.
He said: "The situation has been investigated by two people, two major bodies, not people, but two major investigative bodies. And both, after long detailed investigations, concluded there was no merit to these charges, that, you know, is exactly as I wrote in my book, 'Apropos of Nothing'. There was nothing to it.
"The fact that it lingers on always makes me think that maybe people like the idea that it lingers on. You know, maybe there’s something appealing to people.
"But why? Why? I don’t know what you can do besides having it investigated, which they did so meticulously. One was less than a year and the other one was many months.
"And they spoke to everybody concerned and, you know, both came to the exact same conclusion."
The 'Annie Hall' director branded cancel culture "silly" and doesn't think it is something he's been affected by.
Asked if he feels he has been "cancelled", he said: "I feel if you’re going to be cancelled, this is the culture to be cancelled by.
"I just find that all so silly. I don’t think about it. I don’t know what it means to be cancelled.
"I know that over the years everything has been the same for me. I make my movies. What has changed is the presentation of the films. You know, I work and it’s the same routine for me. I write the script, raise the money, make the film, shoot it, edit it, it comes out.
"The difference is not is not from cancel culture. The difference is the way they present the films. It’s that that’s the big change."