Woody Allen thinks that it's totally unfair that he's getting compared to people like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. Those guys are accused of being sexual predators, after all.
Allen says that he himself has been a perfect gentleman and should be upheld as a role model in Hollywood. Dylan Farrow might disagree.
In fact ... Allen says that he should be the "posterboy" for the #MeToo movement. Let that sink in for a moment.
Woody Allen made an appearance on the Argentinian news program called Periodismo Para Todos. His words on the program were reported by The Quartz.
He discussd the #MeToo movement, and made some surprising comments.
"I feel when they find people who harass innocent women and men, it's a good thing that they're exposing them."
We certainly feel the same way, which is not normally what a person expects to say when Woody Allen is talking about allegations of sex crimes.
Then he says something that raises quite a few eyebrows.
"But you know I, I should be the poster boy for the Me Too movement."
Woody Allen should be what now?
Allen attempts to explain:
"Because I have worked in movies for 50 years. I've worked with hundreds of actresses."
He has. A number of faves have disappointed their fans by working with Woody Allen.
"And not a single one -- big ones, famous ones, ones starting out -- have ever, ever suggested any kind of impropriety at all."
As we mentioned, many of these actresses rave about how much they enjoyed working on his films.
"I've always had a wonderful record with them."
That's not really a surprise. None of the accusations levied against him would portray him as a menace towards any adult women.
Allen says that he doesn't care to be associated with such allegedly vile persons as Harvey Weinstein and Brett Ratner.
"What bothers me is that I get linked with them."
"People who have been accused by 20 women, 50 women, 100 women of abuse and abuse and abuse."
He's not wrong about that. Some men in Hollywood appear to have been at this for a long time, and have wracked up a lengthy list.
Director James Toback has been accused of horrifyingly creepy behavior under the guise of the casting process -- and his accusers number at nearly four hundred.
So, yes, there are a lot of creepy men in Hollywood.
Allen explains why he thinks that this is just so unfair to him.
"And I, who was only accused by one woman in a child custody case which was looked at and proven to be untrue."
The line about it being proven to be untrue may be a bit of a stretch, as a judge determined that the clinic that allegedly reached that conclusion lacked sufficient credibility.
Some would point out that since he married the sister of his children -- a woman whom many consider to have been his daughter -- that he's understating things.
"I get lumped in with these people."
Woody Allen does not appreciate being included on lists of alleged sexual predators in Hollywood.
Woody Allen's accusations of sexually abusing Dylan when she was a small child surfaced back in 1992.
Many were not fully aware of those accusations until Dylan published those accusations, in detail, as an adult in 2014.
Allen has continued to enjoy his career despite the accusations against him, and continued to claim that they were disproven when a judge did not seem to agree.
(We should note that it was prosecutors who dropped the case, which usually means that they are not sufficiently confident that they can win -- which is sometimes very different from a belief about someone's innocence or guilt)
Woody Allen isn't believed to be a persistent danger to the adults with whom he works on his films. But should that exempt him from being mentioned in #MeToo discussions?
Well ... he thinks so.