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Luca Guadagnino defends Woody Allen over sexual assault allegations

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Filmmaker Luca has come forward in defence of over allegations of child sexual assault that have resurfaced over the past years against him.

Dylan Farrow, Allen's adopted daughter with former wife Mia Farrow, accused the of sexually abusing her in the early 1990s while she was a child.

She reiterated her claims in a 2014 Times op-ed and other articles.

The allegations caught steam in the wake of the #MeToo uprising.

The "Call Me By Your Name" disapproves of Allen's dismissal from Hollywood courtesy of #MeToo allegations brought forth again, over 20 years after he was found not guilty in the court of law.

Speaking with IndieWire, called it "the perverted and primordial enjoyment of a kind of 'Scarlet Letter' trial of a man.

"I still am a believer in state of rights; Mr Allen went through many investigations 20 years ago and was cleared. The legacy - those movies are there, and they are fantastic. Anyone who denies that 'Another Woman' is masterpiece is stupid!' he added.

The director made his debut this year with the short film, "The Staggering Girl".

He asked to draw the title font of the film by hand as it happens in Allen's films.

"I did it already in the past with the short film 'Working Stories'. I was asking Ariel Schulman, a director who is also a great visual artist, to draw by hand titles," said.

"I'm a (festival) man. I am a nouvelle vague person, this is my first time. I felt at home. Maybe this is the beginning of a new phase for me," he added.

As per IndieWire, Allen's long-delayed "Rainy Day in New York" is set to premiere at the Film Festival in

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First Published: Sun, May 26 2019. 17:05 IST