In light of the #MeToo movement and the necessary culture shift in Hollywood, many stars are being held accountable for working with directors like Woody Allen, whose adopted daughter Dylan Farrow accused him of sexual abuse. Selena Gomez stars in his upcoming film, A Rainy Day in New York. Her mother, Mandy Teefey, now claims that she tried to talk to Gomez about “not working with him,” but suggests that Gomez ignored her advice.
When Teefey posted a tribute to the late Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan on Instagram, a fan left a comment on the photo asking her why Gomez has not apologized for working with Allen.
“Sorry, no one can make Selena do anything she doesn’t want to,” Teefey wrote in response to the fan. “I had a long talk with her about not working with him and it didn’t click. Her team are amazing people. There is no fall person here. No one controls her. She makes all her own decisions. No matter how hard you try to advise. It falls on deaf ears.”
Gomez stars in the film alongside Timothée Chalamet, who has already announced that he will donate his salary from the film to several charities. There is a long list of actors involved in this project and, so far, only Chalamet, Rebecca Hall, and Griffin Newman have expressed regret over appearing in the film.