Professor Marston and the Wonder Women star Rebecca Hall decides to donate all her compensation from working on the latest Woody Allen production in light of the revitalized talks about the director’s alleged sexual misconducts. The British-American actress is the latest from a string of stars who have come out to publicly regret working with the veteran filmmaker following statements from Mira Sorvino and Lady Bird helmer Greta Gerwig.

Hall is set to star in Allen’s 2018 movie, A Rainy Day in New York alongside a slew of A-list actors such as Timothée Chalamet, Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, Jude Law, Diego Luna and Liev Schreiber. The filmmaker wrote the screenplay for the movie which is laden with his signature plot points including being set in New York. Not much is known regarding the narrative specifics of the movie but based on the set photos that have made their way online thus far, it seems like it likewise follows his old stories involving a relationship between a teenage girl and a middle-aged man.

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The actress, apparently, was moved by Dylan Farrow’s recent comments about her father’s sexual misdemeanor, prompting her to make the decision of donating her salary from A Rainy Day in New York to the Time’s Up Initiative fund. Farrow, who is the daughter of Allen with Mia Farrow has long been chastising her dad for supposedly sexually molesting her as a child. Unfortunately, despite countless times trying to make her case, the filmmaker still has not been charged with anything. Read Hall’s full statement which was posted on her official Instagram account below:

The day after the Weinstein accusation broke in full force I was shooting a day of work on Woody Allen’s latest movie in New York. I couldn’t have imagined somewhere stranger to be that day. When asked to do so, some seven months ago, I quickly said yes. He gave me one of my first significant roles in film for which I have always been grateful, it was one day in my hometown – easy. I have, however subsequently realized there is nothing easy about any of this. In the weeks following I have thought very deeply about this decision, and remain conflicted and saddened. 
After reading and re-reading Dylan Farrow’s statements of a few days ago and going back and reading the older ones – I see, not only how complicated this matter is, but that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed. That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry. I regret this decision and wouldn’t make the same one today. 
It’s a small gesture and not one intended as close to compensation but I’ve donated my wage to @timesup. I’ve also signed up, will continue to donate, and look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere. #timesup

The day after the Weinstein accusation broke in full force I was shooting a day of work on Woody Allen’s latest movie in New York. I couldn’t have imagined somewhere stranger to be that day. When asked to do so, some seven months ago, I quickly said yes. He gave me one of my first significant roles in film for which I have always been grateful, it was one day in my hometown - easy. I have, however subsequently realized there is nothing easy about any of this. In the weeks following I have thought very deeply about this decision, and remain conflicted and saddened. After reading and re-reading Dylan Farrow’s statements of a few days ago and going back and reading the older ones - I see, not only how complicated this matter is, but that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed. That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry. I regret this decision and wouldn’t make the same one today. It’s a small gesture and not one intended as close to compensation but I’ve donated my wage to @timesup. I’ve also signed up, will continue to donate, and look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere. #timesup

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In the current social and political climate in Hollywood, Allen remains to be a polarizing figure. Unlike big shot names who have been accused of sexual misdemeanors such as acclaimed producer Harvey Weinstein and veteran actor Kevin Spacey, the filmmaker is still not being openly chastised in the business despite decades of reports and allegations regarding his inappropriate behavior. However, as more and more personalities band together to ensure that everybody has the right to a safe workplace, people are starting to revisit their thoughts on Allen, especially those who have the experience of working with him.

We’ll see how other actors who have worked with Allen will react to the growing number of people calling them out for having double standards when it comes to the matter. Kate Winslet, as an example, received backlash for defending the director after starring on his latest movie, Wonder Wheel.

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