Selena Gomez will have a role in Woody Allen’s upcoming, as-yet untitled film with Amazon Studios, along with young actors Elle Fanning and Timothée Chalamet—but many people are not stoked about the news.
Though the 81-year-old director’s career spans nearly six decades earning him legendary status within the film industry, Allen’s image turned sour by many after he was accused of sexual abuse back in 1993 by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, who wrote about her alleged experience in the New York Times a few years ago. Allen denied the claims in a counter op-ed, also published by the New York Times in 2014.
And while Allen was never charged for the alleged assault, people still criticized the 25-year-old’s decision to work with the controversial director.
That said, others defended Gomez’s decision and did not see a problem with the collaboration.
The director’s troubled past has not prevented notable actors—such as Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, and Scarlett Johansson—from staring in the big screen behind Allen.