Entertainment Ray Liotta says he doesn't believe the Woody Allen sexual-assault allegations

02:06  13 june  2018
02:06  13 june  2018 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Her implication that the allegations have been resolved in court is shaky as well. Allen has never been charged with a crime, and a Connecticut state’s attorney said in 2003 that although he had “probable cause” to prosecute, he wanted to spare Sexual Assault . Lena Wilson is Slate’s culture intern.

With a growing number of actors expressing their regret after working with him , the sexual assault allegations against Woody Allen have finally affected his career.

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If Ray Liotta could drop everything and work with a director he hasn't had the chance to yet in his almost 40-year career, it would be Woody Allen. 

That's what the legendary "Goodfellas" actor told Business Insider on Monday while promoting the last season of his NBC series, "Shades of Blue" (the season 3 premiere is on Sunday). 

"I don't think he did what they accuse him of," Liotta said, referencing the recent spotlight on past sexual-assault allegations against Allen. "For his particular case, I don't buy it."

Liotta's comments are a rare show of support for the director. Since the #MeToo Movement began, Allen has lost many allies in the industry as numerous actors have publicly apologized for being in movies made by the director. Some have even donated the salaries they earned working on his movies to charity. Woody Allen wearing glasses © Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

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Dylan Farrow on Woody Allen Sexual - Assault Allegation : ‘ He ’s Been Lying for So Long’. “ He sat behind me in the doorway, and as I played with the toy train, I was sexually assaulted … As a 7-year-old I would say , I would have said he touched my private parts.”

Dylan Farrow described her alleged sexual assault by Woody Allen on camera for the first time this week, telling CBS This “ He sat behind me in the doorway, and as I played with the toy train, I was sexually assaulted … As a 7-year-old I would say , I would have said he touched my private parts.

All of this stems from Allen's adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, publicly accusing Allen of molesting her when she was 7-years-old, an accusation she has stood by. One of her brothers, Ronan Farrow, has written that he believes her. Allen has denied all allegations.

The perception of Allen could also be impacting him at the box office. His latest movie, "Wonder Wheel," only earned $15.3 million in theaters, and a  majority of that came from overseas (it made only $1.4 million domestically). Amazon Studios, which released the movie, is reportedly in "serious conversations" to cut its multi-film contract with Allen. It's supposed to release his next movie, "A Rainy Day in New York."

Liotta did not elaborate on why he doesn't buy Farrow's allegation, however he's not alone. In May, Moses Farrow, Dylan's other brother, wrote a blog post defending their father, stating he was present when everything allegedly happened. In his lengthy post, Moses claims Dylan's accusations on what happened are inaccurate.

In response to Moses' blog post, Ronan responded with a note that concluded with "I believe my sister."

Related video: Dylan Farrow details her sexual assault allegations against Woody Allen (via CBS News)

Chloe Dykstra Thanks Fans for Support After Chris Hardwick Denies Sexual Assault Claims .
After Chris Hardwick denied his ex-girlfriend’s emotional abuse and sexual assault allegations, Chloe Dykstra returned to social media with a message of her own. Rather than respond to the 46-year-old actor and talk show host’s denial of her allegations, Dykstra thanked fans. “Thank you all so, so much. The outpouring of support and love I’ve received over the past few days has been incredible and unexpected,” she said in a Twitter post. “The people who have come forward with both stories validating mine, and stories of their own personal experience, have helped me immensely with my own healing process. After years of therapy and rebuilding your support has done so much for me than all of it combined.” Dykstra said she was thinking of those who were still stuck in abusive relationships when she decided to share her own story. “It is my hope, and it always was, that women and men on both sides of abuse will make changes to either protect themselves or to stop the cycle of pain their own behavior can cause,” she explained. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart. pic.twitter.com/giXmp2wb9V— Chloe Dykstra (@skydart) June 20, 2018 The 29-year-old added, “My heart goes out to those caught in the fallout.” Dykstra said she was now looking forward. “Having been able to lift from my shoulder that which was weighing me down, I’m ready to move forwards in my life, finally instead of looking back with fear and sadness,” she said.

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