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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)

Chris Hardwick Breaks His Silence on Ex Girlfriend's Sexual Assault Allegations: 'l Was Blindsided' .
Chris Hardwick is responding to allegations that he sexually assaulted his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra after a post she made recounting the alleged abuse. Hours after Dykstra’s claims went public, Hardwick gave a statement to Deadline saying he made sure to take time to respond to the “very serious allegations.” “I was heartbroken to read Chloe’s post. Our three year relationship was not perfect — we were ultimately not a good match and argues — even shouted at each other — but I loved her and did my best to uplift and support her as a partner and companion in any way and at no time did I sexually assault her,” Hardwick, 46, told the outlet. He continued by describing their relationship at the time and claiming the actress had been unfaithful to him when they were a couple. “When we were living together, I found out that Chloe had cheated on me, and I ended the relationship,” Hardwick said. “For several weeks after we broke up, she asked to get back together with me and even told me she wanted to have kids with me, ‘build a life’ with me and told me that I was ‘the one,’ but I did not want to be with someone who was unfaithful.” “I’m devastated to read that she is now accusing me of conduct that did not occur,” Hardwick, who is married to model Lydia Hearst, added. “I was blindsided by her post and always wanted the best for her. As a husband, a son, and future father, I do not condone any kind of mistreatment of women.

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