Oh Jeff Goldblum, we had a good thing going. You had virtually ensured yourself a spot in everyone’s mind as either the sexy shirtless guy in Jurassic Park or the quirky uncle of Hollywood. But now you’ve gone and ruined it all by talking about Woody Allen and MeToo.
Chatting to iNews, the topic turned to Woody Allen and the allegations that the he molested his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow – which he denies – and Jeff offered up a staunch defence of the director and said working with him in the future isn’t off the table.
“I think there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty. I know I enjoyed working with him many years ago and I sat in with his band once too.
“Even though I feel like this cultural shift [the MeToo movement] is very, very positive and long overdue and I support it wholeheartedly and take it very seriously, I also admire his body of work. So I would consider working with him again, until I learned something more (negative).”
Damn it, Jeff Goldblum, this twist wasn’t in the script.
This defense of Woody Allen he’s putting up is pretty unsavoury as he is rationalising it based on a positive working history with the man rather than the severity of the allegations. It all sort of makes his comments in support of MeToo a little disingenuous.
Why he decided to talk about this particular topic we’ll never know because defending Woody Allen has never panned out well for anyone. Just ask Scarlett Johannson.
People have also noted the timing of these comments seems pretty sketchy given the Jeff Goldblum related buzz that’s come up on the interwebs recently.
Back in October, writer Nicole Cliffe made some wild claims on Twitter regarding Goldblum, tweeting that she had been contacted by several people with allegations against the actor.
Nothing has come out of these claims all of this doesn’t paint a particularly flattering picture for Jeff Goldblum, who has seemingly gone from one of the internet’s loves to pariah in record time.
But as the man said himself, there’s a presumption of innocence until proven guilty. We have all enjoyed watching his work for many years so we should consider holding the pitchforks back until we’ve learned something more.