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Jeff Goldblum Has Put Himself Into The 'Oh No' Corner After Defending Woody Allen

Why did you have to ruin the fantasy by saying stuff, Jeff?

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).”

Oh boy…

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.

Gwyneth Paltrow Has Every Right To Feel Conflicted About Harvey Weinstein

She was one of the key figures that ushered in the MeToo movement.

We pull no punches when it comes to Gwyneth Paltrow and the many, many weird GOOPy things she does. But when it comes to serious matters like Harvey Weinstein and MeToo, we have nothing but respect for the big part she played in the movement.

She’s spoken a bit about her past experiences with sexual harassment at the hands of Weinstein and played a huge part in encouraging other victims to come forward with their own stories, all of which resulted in the MeToo movement happening.

But despite having successfully made her way out of Harvey Weinstein’s influence after her Oscar win for Shakespeare In Love, Gwyneth Paltrow will forever be linked to the disgraced movie mogul in some form and it’s clear that this weighs on her.

Speaking to Andrew Ross at the New York Times’ Dealbook conference (via CNN), she says that her feelings about Harvey Weinstein, particularly during the MeToo era, are complication and she ultimately isn’t sure how she feels about him.

“He was a very, very important figure in my life. He was my main boss. He gave me incredible opportunity and yet during that time we had a very, very fraught complicated relationship. Highs and lows.

And the postscript to that chapter of my life is where it gets extremely complicated for me, because information came to light about who he was and how he was behaving that I didn’t know during my already very difficult time with him. So I’m not sure. I’m not sure how I feel.”

This may initially sound like some fence sitting from Gwyneth but she is more than in her right to feel conflicted about Harvey Weinstein.

People need to remember she’s also a victim and it’s not uncommon for victims to feel this way. When you combine this with the fact that Weinstein played such a big part in her successful career, it’s hard not to empathise with her and the complicated feelings she has regarding her situation.

This isn’t Gwyneth Paltrow trying to defend Weinstein or trying to avoid answering the question, it’s her working through something very difficult and that’s perfectly okay.

When asked how disgraced men like Weinstein, who goes on trial beginning January 6, 2020, could somehow repent themselves, Gwyneth thinks that a potential pathway will involve these men losing power:

“There’s a spectrum, but it does seem to me, for the more egregious offenders, that really loss of power is what keeps them from further offending. So if they don’t have the power, then they lose that dynamic and then the game’s over.”

Gwyneth did all the right things regarding the Harvey Weinstein/MeToo saga. If she seems unsure and conflicted about the whole thing, she’s well within her right to feel that way.

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