Timothee Chalamet Donates Salary From Woody Allen Film to Time's Up Fund
The actor also promised to donate funds from his work on the film to the LGBT Center in New York and RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization.
Timothee Chalamet announced on Instagram Monday night that he will be donating his salary from his work on the upcoming Woody Allen film A Rainy Day in New York to three charities: Time's Up, the LGBT Center in New York and RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization.
"I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer.... What I can say is this: I don't want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary," Chalamet said in his statement.
The Lady Bird and Call Me by Your Name actor's decision to donate his earnings comes in the wake of sexual assault claims leveled against Allen by his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow. In 2014, Farrow penned an open letter detailing Allen's alleged abuse in The New York Times and a similar op-ed for the Los Angeles Times linking the #MeToo movement to Allen last December.
Chalamet's co-star in Rainy Day, Rebecca Hall, similarly announced she would donate her salary from the film to Time's Up last week. Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig recently stated that she regrets having worked with Allen as an actress in 2012's To Rome With Love.
"I am learning that a good role isn't the only criteria for accepting a job," Chalamet wrote. "That has become much clearer to me in the last few months, having witnessed the birth movement intent on ending injustice, inequality and above all, silence."
Chalamet's and Hall's decisions come after co-star Griffin Newman first announced he would donate his salary from Rainy Day to RAINN. That same month director Kevin Smith donated his residuals on movies backed by Harvey Weinstein to the nonprofit Women in Film, which advocates for women in entertainment.
Read Chalamet's full statement below.