Cate Blanchett denies she’s been silent about the sexual abuse claims plaguing Woody Allen.
“I don’t think I’ve stayed silent at all. At the time that I worked with Woody Allen, I knew nothing of the allegations, they came out at the time that the film was released,” Blanchett, 48, told Christiane Amanpour this week. “At the time, I said it’s a very painful and complicated situation for the family, which I hope they have the ability to resolve.”
“If these allegations need to be re-examined — and in my understanding they’ve been through court — then I’m wholeheartedly in the support of that,” she added. “Social media is fantastic about raising awareness about issues, but it’s not the judge and jury, and so I feel that these things need to go into court.”
“If these abuses have happened, that the person is prosecuted and so someone who is not in shiny industry that I am can use that legal precedent to protect themselves,” Blanchett continued. “Always people, in my industry or any other industry — they’re preyed on because they’re vulnerable.”
Blanchett worked with Allen, 82, on 2013’s “Blue Jasmine,” for which she won the Oscar for Best Actress.