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"Grey's Anatomy" Star Ellen Pompeo Completely Slammed Woody Allen On Twitter

Dylan Farrow, Allen's daughter who says she was sexually abused by the director, thanked Pompeo for her tweets.

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Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo went on an extraordinary tweetstorm on Friday night, slamming Woody Allen as a "fool" and criticizing actors for working with the director.

For years, Allen has faced allegations that he sexually abused his daughter, Dylan Farrow, when she was a child — claims the director has vehemently denied.

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Amid the avalanche of sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Farrow wrote a piece for the Los Angeles Times last month, asking why Allen's career was still flourishing: "Why is it that Harvey Weinstein and other accused celebrities have been cast out by Hollywood, while Allen recently secured a multimillion-dollar distribution deal with Amazon?"


On Saturday morning, someone applauded the tweets but implied that Pompeo was tweeting while drunk. However, Pompeo clarified that she was "100 percent sober."

@EllenPompeo / Via Twitter: @EllenPompeo

Neither Pompeo's nor Allen's representatives immediately responded to requests for comment from BuzzFeed News.

Pompeo isn't the first star to criticize Allen. A handful of actors who have worked with the director have expressed regret for doing so. On Friday, David Krumholtz said he "deeply regret[s] working with Woody Allen on Wonder Wheel."

I deeply regret working with Woody Allen on Wonder Wheel. It's one of my most heartbreaking mistakes. We can no lon…

That film, now in theaters, stars Kate Winslet, Jim Belushi, and Justin Timberlake.

In October, The Tick star Griffin Newman also expressed his regret for having appeared in another Allen film. Newman said that he planned to donate his salary from the movie to an anti-sexual violence organization.

I need to get this off my chest: - I worked on Woody Allen’s next movie. - I believe he is guilty. - I donated my entire salary to RAINN.

In a Facebook post in November, actor Ellen Page called working with Allen "the biggest regret of [her] career," after she starred in his 2012 film To Rome With Love.

"I am ashamed I did this," Page said.

In October, Allen sparked controversy by saying he felt "sad" for Weinstein and his accusers.

“You don’t want it to lead to a witch-hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself," Allen told the BBC.

Allen later clarified his comments in a statement to Variety. "When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man,” he told the outlet. “I was surprised it was treated differently. Lest there be any ambiguity, this statement clarifies my intention and feelings.”

Remy Smidt is a reporter with BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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