Dylan, now 32, has once again gone public with her accusation, both in print and in a televised interview in which she went into graphic detail.
. Her renewed allegation has caused a growing group of women to distance themselves from Allen and express regret about having worked with him. The list currently includes Greta Gerwig, Mira Sorvino, Kate Winslet, Rebecca Hall and Ellen Page.
Hall, who stars in Allen's latest movie A Rainy Day in New York, has elected to donate her salary to three charities, Time's Up, the LGBT Centre and the rape and abuse network RAINN
Yet all these actresses were very happy and flattered to be asked to work with him despite Dylan's accusations 26 years ago. It is only now, in the light of her renewed accusation and in the current backlash against sexual abuse that they have decided that maybe they shouldn't have.
To me it smacks highly of hypocrisy. Why now, when they didn't care about it before?
Allen has a staunch supporter in Alec Baldwin, who worked with him on To Rome With Love, ---"one of the privileges of my career."
Baldwin tweeted: "Woody Allen was investigated forensically by two states (NY and CT) and no charges were filed," tweeted Baldwin, who worked with Allen on 2012's To Rome with Love. "The renunciation of him and his work, no doubt, has some purpose. But it’s unfair and sad to me.
“Is it possible to support survivors of pedophilia and sexual assault/abuse and also believe that WA is innocent? I think so. The intention is not to dismiss or ignore such complaints. But accusing people of such crimes should be treated carefully. On behalf of the victims, as well.”
The claims were investigated by officials from New York State and Yale New Haven Hospital who did not find evidence of abuse.
Connecticut state prosecutor Frank Maco, questioned the credibility of the New Haven report and said there was probable cause to charge Allen. But no charges were ever filed.
Now, in the light of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements to expose sexual misconduct in Hollywood, the claims have resurfaced.