Woody Allen has been widely criticised over an interview he gave the BBC, as he said he felt “sad” for Harvey Weinstein following the sexual assault allegations.
“The whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved,” he told the BBC.
“Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that his life is so messed up.
“There’s no winners in that. It’s just very, very sad and tragic for those poor women that had to go through that.”
Although Woody Allen seems to show great sympathy for the “poor women” who were involved, it was his “sad for Harvey” comments that rubbed people up the wrong way.
Rose McGowan, who named Harvey Weinstein as a rapist in a series of Twitter messages last week, also commented on social media, calling Woody Allen a “vile little worm”.
Woody Allen has since issued a statement to Variety in a bid to try and clear thing up…
“When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man,” he said in the statement.
“I was surprised it was treated differently. Lest there be any ambiguity, this statement clarifies my intention and feelings.”