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Monday, 16 October 2017

Actor Griffin Newman Goes On Tweetstorm About Regretting Working With Woody Allen BY BEN YAKAS IN ARTS & E

Over the last week, dozens of women have come forward to share stories about their alleged sexual assault or harassment at the hands of Harvey Weinstein (and other men) in Hollywood,while also imploring men to speak out about known abusers.

Amidst these stories, actor Griffin Newman, who stars in Amazon's The Tick, posted a long tweetstorm this weekend about his mixed feelings about working on Woody Allen's next movie.


 "I had been feeling this way for the last month, but the awful continuance revelations of the last week compounded my guilt ten fold," he said.

"It was an educational experience for all the wrong reasons. I learned conclusively that I cannot put my career over my morals again," he said in followup tweets about the film (not Wonder Wheel, but rather the next Allen movie scheduled to be released in 2018).

"I've spent the last decade struggling as an actor, and learned to sideline my views because the thought of closing any doors was terrifying. I've been steadfast in what I stand for in my personal life and on Twitter, but would largely take the check and bite my tongue on set.

I can’t keep professionally operating from a place of fear. It’s time to show a courage in my actions mirroring my words without concession."
After his comments started gaining attention over the weekend, Newman returned to Twitter with some added thoughts on the reactions to his tweets:







Allen, who has been accused of sexually abusing his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was a child, spoke out about the Weinstein revelations this weekend: "The whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved.

 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." He also added that it was important to avoid "a witch hunt atmosphere" where "every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself.

" Allen later clarified that, "When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man."

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