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Woody Allen says he should be ‘poster boy’ for the #MeToo movement: ‘Always had a wonderful record’

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Filmmaker Woody Allen says that his professional behavior over the years has been so good, he should become the "poster boy" for the #MeToo movement as a result.

What did he say?

Allen, 82, made the controversial remarks during an interview with the Argentinian news show "Periodismo Para Todos."

"I’m a big advocate of the #MeToo movement," Allen said in the interview, which aired Monday.

"I feel when they find people who harass innocent women and men, it’s a good thing that they’re exposing them," the filmmaker added. "But you know, I should be the poster boy for the #MeToo movement, because I have worked in movies for 50 years. I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses and not a single one — big ones, famous ones, ones starting out — have ever, ever suggested any kind of impropriety at all."

"I’ve always had a wonderful record with them," Allen added, noting that it "bothers" him to be "linked" to people like embattled film mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct and, in some cases, outright rape by dozens of women.

Allen said, "I think in any situation where anyone is accused of something unjustly, this is a sad thing. I think everybody would agree with that. … Everyone wants justice to be done. If there is something like the #MeToo movement now, you root for them, you want them to bring to justice these terrible harassers, these people who do all these terrible things. And I think that’s a good thing."

"What bothers me is that I get linked in with them," he countered. "People who have been accused by 20 women, 50 women, 100 women of abuse and abuse and abuse — and I, who was only accused by one woman in a child custody case which was looked at and proven to be untrue, get lumped in with these people."

Anything else?

Allen stands accused of child molestation by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow — who is the "one woman in a child custody case" Allen noted in the interview.

Farrow would have been just 7 years old when the alleged molestation reportedly occurred.

Allen briefly spoke about Farrow's allegations during the interview.

"It is so crazy," Allen said. "This is something that had been thoroughly analyzed [25] years ago by all the authorities and all came to the conclusion that it was not true. And that was the end and I continued with my life and now, come back now, I mean, my God, it is terrible to accuse a person of something like that."

"I am a man with a family and my own children," he added. "So of course, it's sad."

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