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Cate Blanchett: I haven’t ‘stayed silent’

Cate Blanchett I havent stayed silent
Cate Blanchett denies she’s been silent about the sexual abuse claims plaguing Woody Allen.

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.

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