Selena Gomez isn’t tone deaf to the #MeToo movement after all. She’s let it be known she’s made a “significant” donation to a women’s abuse group, after coming under fire for starring in alleged sex abuser Woody Allen’s latest film.
Selena co-stars in “A Rainy Day in New York,” with Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Hall and Griffin Newman.
All three announced they were donating their salaries from the move to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit group that helps poor women who are confronted by sexual assault or harassment.
Selena came under fire for remaining silent on Allen’s questionable past, forcing mom Mandy Teefey to come to her defense on social media.
But her reps let it be known that she donated a “large sum of money” to the group “anonymously” that far exceeds her salary from the movie.
Nearly three years ago, Allen’s step-daughter Dylan Farrow wrote a haunting first-person account in The New York Times, detailing the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of the director.
The allegations first surfaced publicly during a 1993 custody battle. Long-time partner Mia Farrow testified that Dylan had told her the preceding summer that Allen had sexually molested her when she was seven.
Allen, 82, was investigated but no charges were ever bought.
Chalamet donated his salary to the Time’s Up movement, The LGBT Center in New York, and anti-sexual assault organisation “Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).”
Hall, who also appeared Allen’s 2008 movie “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” – expressed her regrets and pledged her fee to Time’s Up, a group started by film industry actors, writers, directors and executives.
Since Farrow’s impassioned New York Times article, Allen has continued to make movies with top actresses.
Others, however, have called out the director.
Lena Dunham, star and creator of the hit HBO show “Girls,” weighed in on the Woody Allen child abuse scandal and called him “disgusting” and “nauseating.”
Greta Gerwig spoke out against the director on the red carpet at the National Board of Review Awards Gala in New York this week. She worked in his film “To Rome With Love,” but vowed never to work with him again.