Kate Winslet says Woody Allen is 'on some level a woman'

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  • Winslet has praised Woody Allen's ability to create female characters
  • Allen's adopted daughter Dylan Farrow wrote op-ed for the LA Times about him
  • The 32-year-old actress  brought back to light her sexual assault allegations against the 82-year-old filmmaker
  • She had accused Allen of sexual assault when she was just seven years old in the midst of her mother Mia Farrow's split from the filmmaker
  • Dylan asked why Harvey Weinstein has been casted out of Hollywood while Allen was able to release his latest film last week
  •  An investigation was launched but later dropped with no charges made
  • Winslet had previously been asked about those allegations but played coy 
  • In 1993, Mia Farrow split with the famed director after having discovered he was having an affair with her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn
  • Dylan repeated the claims in a 2014 blog post 
  • Dylan's brother and Allen's biological son Ronan penned an expose on Harvey Weinstein in October which began the #MeToo movement 

By Justin Enriquez For Dailymail.com

Published: 18:42 EST, 7 December 2017 | Updated: 22:33 EST, 7 December 2017

Kate Winslet has gushed about controversial director Woody Allen as she even believes he is 'on some level a woman.'

But his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has since blasted Hollywood for allowing the director to continue working unscathed during the #MeToo movement.

The 32-year-old actress wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times published on Thursday in which she brought back to light her sexual assault allegations against the 82-year-old filmmaker. 

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High praise: Kate Winslet gushed about director Woody Allen's ability to create memorable female characters in a new interview with Sydney Morning Herald, as they are pictured together last month in New York City
High praise: Kate Winslet gushed about director Woody Allen's ability to create memorable female characters in a new interview with Sydney Morning Herald, as they are pictured together last month in New York City

High praise: Kate Winslet gushed about director Woody Allen's ability to create memorable female characters in a new interview with Sydney Morning Herald, as they are pictured together last month in New York City

Hitting out: However his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has lasted Hollywood for allowing the director to continue working unscathed during the #MeToo movement in a scathing LA Times op-ed piece published Thursday, she is pictured with mother Mia Farrow in April 2016
Hitting out: However his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has lasted Hollywood for allowing the director to continue working unscathed during the #MeToo movement in a scathing LA Times op-ed piece published Thursday, she is pictured with mother Mia Farrow in April 2016

Hitting out: However his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has lasted Hollywood for allowing the director to continue working unscathed during the #MeToo movement in a scathing LA Times op-ed piece published Thursday, she is pictured with mother Mia Farrow in April 2016

She had accused Allen of sexual assault when she was just seven years old in the midst of her mother Mia Farrow's split from the filmmaker.

Dylan wrote: 'Why is it that Harvey Weinstein and other accused celebrities have been cast out by Hollywood, while Allen recently secured a multi-million-dollar distribution deal with Amazon, greenlit by former Amazon Studios executive Roy Price before he was suspended over sexual misconduct allegations?'

 She noted that while many in showbusiness have been taken down over their accusations, Allen was able to release his latest film Wonder Wheel starring Winslet and Justin Timberlake last week.

Allen has denied these claims for years but Dylan explained: 'But this is not a "he said, child said" situation.

Tough times: The now 32-year-old actress had accused Allen of sexual assault when she was just seven years old in the midst of her mother Mia Farrow's split from the filmmaker, as the family are pictured together in 1988
Tough times: The now 32-year-old actress had accused Allen of sexual assault when she was just seven years old in the midst of her mother Mia Farrow's split from the filmmaker, as the family are pictured together in 1988

Tough times: The now 32-year-old actress had accused Allen of sexual assault when she was just seven years old in the midst of her mother Mia Farrow's split from the filmmaker, as the family are pictured together in 1988

Interesting point: Dylan noted that while many in showbusiness have been taken down over their accusations, Allen was able to release his latest film Wonder Wheel starring Winslet and Justin Timberlake last week
Interesting point: Dylan noted that while many in showbusiness have been taken down over their accusations, Allen was able to release his latest film Wonder Wheel starring Winslet and Justin Timberlake last week

Interesting point: Dylan noted that while many in showbusiness have been taken down over their accusations, Allen was able to release his latest film Wonder Wheel starring Winslet and Justin Timberlake last week

' Allen’s pattern of inappropriate behavior — putting his thumb in my mouth, climbing into bed with me in his underwear, constant grooming and touching — was witnessed by friends and family members.' 

Despite the allegations, 42-year-old Winslet has praised the director's ability to create female characters in a new interview with Sydney Morning Herald. Winslet commented:  'I think on some level Woody is a woman.

 'I just think he's very in touch with that side of himself. He understands the female characters he creates exceptionally well.'

Respect: Winslet, 42, (pictured in San Francisco on Tuesday recently said of the director 'I think on some level Woody is a woman'
Respect: Winslet, 42, (pictured in San Francisco on Tuesday recently said of the director 'I think on some level Woody is a woman'

Respect: Winslet, 42, (pictured in San Francisco on Tuesday recently said of the director 'I think on some level Woody is a woman'

 'His female characters are always so rich and large and honest in terms of how they're feeling and he just knows how to write dialogue for them to communicate all that.' 

Allen has had a bit of a dark cloud hanging over his career the past two decades as he was accused of sexual assault by adopted daughter Dylan Farrow in 1993.

Winslet was asked about those allegations by the Los Angeles Times last month but was skittish with her answer.

The Oscar-winning actress said: 'At the end of the day, you look at the facts. He’s an 81-year-old man who went through a two-year court case.

Partnership: The star and director seem to have a good rapport after working together 
Partnership: The star and director seem to have a good rapport after working together 

Partnership: The star and director seem to have a good rapport after working together 

'As far as I know, he wasn’t convicted of anything. I’m an actor; he’s a director. I don’t know his family. I’ve heard and read exactly what you’ve heard and read. I know as much as you do. That’s all I can say.'

 Back in 1993, sexual misconduct allegations emerged after Allen's split with Mia Farrow as he was accused of abusing their adopted daughter Dylan when she was seven.

The legendary actress had split with the famed director after having discovered he was having an affair with her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn.

Soon-Yi married in 1997 and are still together to this day. They have two adopted children together. 

Moved on: Mia Farrow had split with the famed director after having discovered he was having an affair with her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. They were married in 1997 and are still together today, as they are pictured together in New York back in September 2016
Moved on: Mia Farrow had split with the famed director after having discovered he was having an affair with her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. They were married in 1997 and are still together today, as they are pictured together in New York back in September 2016

Moved on: Mia Farrow had split with the famed director after having discovered he was having an affair with her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. They were married in 1997 and are still together today, as they are pictured together in New York back in September 2016

An investigation was launched but later dropped with no charges made against Allen. He has always vehemently denied the claims.

Dylan repeated the claims in a 2014 blog post, and was supported by brother Ronan Farrow who also criticized the media for not questioning Allen more closely.

Ronan was instrumental in bringing the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to light, interviewing 13 women who alleged he had harassed or attacked them.

Ronan's exposé on Hollywood mogul Weinstein was published back in October in the New Yorker and has since brought forth dozens of accusations against the likes of Kevin Spacey and Matt Lauer.

This also began the #MeToo social media movement.

Trailblazer: Allen's biological son Ronan Farrow (pictured in New York on Monday) has supported his sister Dylan in her claims and was instrumental in bringing the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to light in a New Yorker piece published in October
Trailblazer: Allen's biological son Ronan Farrow (pictured in New York on Monday) has supported his sister Dylan in her claims and was instrumental in bringing the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to light in a New Yorker piece published in October

Trailblazer: Allen's biological son Ronan Farrow (pictured in New York on Monday) has supported his sister Dylan in her claims and was instrumental in bringing the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to light in a New Yorker piece published in October

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