Kate Winslet expresses “bitter regret” after Woody Allen’s backlash

Kate Winslet expresses “bitter regret” after Woody Allen’s backlash


The Titanic actress breaks her silence.

On Sunday January 28, 2018, Kate Winslet delivered an emotional speech and received the Dilys Powell Award for Outstanding Film Quality at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards. BBC News reports. Although she didn't mention director Woody Allen by name, the actress addressed her decision to work with certain controversial filmmakers amid the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements after several sexual harassment scandals had taken place in Hollywood.

"When women around the world and from all walks of life marched and reunited last weekend to speak out against harassment, exploitation and abuse," Winslet said of March 2018 for women, "I realized I was would not be. ”I can stand here tonight and keep some bitter regret for having bad decisions about working with people who I wish I hadn't. "
She continued: “It became clear to me that if I don't say anything, I can increase the fear of many brave women and men. Sexual abuse is a crime. It is the rule of law to make a judgment, but it is up to all of us to listen to the smallest voices and never stop listening. "

In recent months, the Oscar winner has had a severe backlash because he not only continued to work with Allen, but also refused to directly address allegations of sexual assault made by Dylan Farrow, Allen's adopted daughter.

“At the end of the day, look at the facts. He is an 81-year-old man who has been through a two-year trial. As far as I know, he wasn't convicted of anything, ”said Winslet was recently seen in the director's film of 2017 Wheel of Fortune, said the Los Angeles Times in November. "I am an actor; he is a director. I don't know his family. I heard and read exactly what you heard and read. I know as much as you do. That is all I can say. "

While Winslet's recent speech certainly represents a slight change in the melody, she pointed her fingers at her critics. "Those who have a voice are afraid to say something because of intense scrutiny and criticism," said the Eternal Sunshine of the Immaculate Spirit Stern, 42, said. “Nobody should be exempt from the right to speak in support of vulnerable people. There are those who can speak so powerfully for those who cannot do it themselves, and please don't let us do what people publicly regret. ""

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