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Selena Gomez Faces Backlash for Joining Film Directed by Accused Child Molester

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It was recently announced that Selena Gomez will be making her return to the big screen in an upcoming Woody Allen movie, which SHOULD be incredible news. Unfortunately, the 81-year-old is possibly one of the most controversial directors in Hollywood, because he was accused of sexually abusing his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, when she was just seven years old. While fans are obviously excited to see the 25-year-old in another feature film, they are basically disgusted that the brunette would sign on to be a part of something that’s attached to Woody.

The famed director went on trial in 1993 for his daughter’s allegations, but not enough evidence to back up her claims was found, so he was found not guilty. The now-32-year-old, however, still holds firm that the sexual assault DID, in fact, happen.

She wrote in a New York Times open letter in 2014, “Woody Allen is a living testament to the way our society fails the survivors of sexual assault and abuse. So imagine your seven-year-old daughter being led into an attic by Woody Allen. Imagine she spends a lifetime stricken with nausea at the mention of his name. Imagine a world that celebrates her tormentor. Are you imagining that? Now, what’s your favorite Woody Allen movie?”

Selenators were especially shocked to hear that the former Disney Channel star chose to join the flick because she serves as an executive producer on 13 Reasons Why, which went into detail about the harsh realities of rape.

The currently untitled movie is also set to star Timothée Chalamet and Elle Fanning.

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