Actress Rose McGowan has become the latest anti-sexual assault activist to call out Justin Timberlake for supporting the Time’s Up movement while failing to condemn alleged abuser Woody Allen.
The Annie Hall filmmaker has long denied claims of molestation made by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, but the allegations have repeatedly resurfaced, most recently amid the ongoing Hollywood crackdown on inappropriate behavior.
Timberlake recently worked with Allen on the movie Wonder Wheel, but while he has given his backing to the Time’s Up campaign against sexual misconduct, inequality, and discrimination, he has yet to address the accusations made against the veteran director, prompting many people, including Dylan, now 32, to slam him as a hypocrite.
McGowan, who has accused disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, has now added her voice to the chorus of disgusted protesters, explaining Timberlake’s situation is exactly why she didn’t think much of the Time’s Up movement in the first place.
“The thing is that the intentions are good, but I know the people behind it,” she told The View, insisting it was the brainchild of four Creative Artists Agency executives who “needed good PR”.
The actress then turned her attention to the singer/actor, who joined in the red carpet black out at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards and wore a pin in support of the Time’s Up initiative – all while publicly objectifying his wife, Jessica Biel, as he posted a pre-show photo of the pair online.
“Here we come!!,” he captioned the snap. “And DAMN, my wife is hot! #TIMESUP #whywewearblack.”
Blasting his actions, McGowan said, “Then there’s Justin Timberlake hashtagging, ‘My wife looks hot tonight’, hashtag, ‘Time’s Up’, hashtag, ‘I just did a movie with Woody Allen!’ So come on, it is fake.
“I wish it weren’t, I wish everybody was good, I wish it was like, ‘I’m sorry to puncture your heroes,’ but sometimes these heroes need to be better.”