Timothée Chalamet donates Woody Allen salary to Time's Up fund

'I don't want to profit from my work on the film'

Jack Shepherd
Tuesday 16 January 2018 09:42
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Timothée Chalamet has announced he will be donating his salary from an upcoming Woody Allen film to Time’s Up, a fund set up to combat sexual harassment and inequality in entertainment and beyond.

The 22-year-old — who was celebrated around the world for his role in Call Me By Your Name — worked with the controversial director on A Rainy Day in New York, which co-stars Jude Law, Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, and Diego Luna.

"I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer,” Chalamet wrote on Instagram, adding that contractual obligations prevented him answering the question directly.

“But what I can say is this: I don't want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary to three charities: Time’s Up, the LGBT Centre in New York, and RAINN.”

As the #MeToo movement has gained momentum, attention has focused once again on the allegations made against Allen by adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow dating back to 1992. The director has denied the allegations.

Farrow has publicly renewed those claims several times, last year writing the piece: ”Why has the #MeToo revolution spared Woody Allen?”

Rebecca Hall — who also worked with Allen on A Rainy Day in New York — has also donated her salary to the Time’s Up campaign: “My actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed.

“That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry. It’s a small gesture and not one intended as close to compensation but I’ve donated my wage to Times Up.

“I’ve also signed up, will continue to donate, and look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere.”

The Time’s Up legal defence fund was set up by women in the entertainment industry to provide support to victims of sexual harassment at work and has raised more than $16m (£12m) so far.

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