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Colin Firth says he will NEVER work with Woody Allen again after director’s daughter described in graphic detail how he ‘sexually assaulted’ her

  • Colin Firth has joined list of actors who have refused to work with Woody Allen 
  • 57-year-old Oscar winner starred in Allen’s 2014 film ‘Magic in the Moonlight’ 
  • Comes after diector’s adpoted daughter Dylan Farrow detailed alleged abuse

Colin Firth has joined the list of growing actors who have refused to work with Woody Allen in light of sexual abuse claims made by his adopted daughter.

Dylan Farrow, who was adopted by the director and actress Mia Farrow, gave a TV interview on Thursday insisting she was telling the truth about being molested by Allen when she was seven years old.

The accusations of sexual assault were first made in 1992, claims Allen has vehemently and repeatedly denied.

After the interview broadcast, Oscar-winning Firth, 57, became the latest actor to publicly rebuke Allen.

The accusations of sexual assault were first made in 1992, claims Allen has vehemently and repeatedly denied

Oscar-winning Firth, 57, has become the latest actor to publicly rebuke Woody Allen

Dylan Farrow, who was adopted by the director and actress Mia Farrow, gave a TV interview on Thursday insisting she was telling the truth about being molested by Allen when she was seven years old

Dylan Farrow, who was adopted by the director and actress Mia Farrow, gave a TV interview on Thursday insisting she was telling the truth about being molested by Allen when she was seven years old

In 2014, Farrow, now 32, wrote an open letter in The New York Times in which she describes the alleged behaviour by her adoptive father. Farrow is pictured here (left) with her parents

In 2014, Farrow, now 32, wrote an open letter in The New York Times in which she describes the alleged behaviour by her adoptive father. Farrow is pictured here (left) with her parents

Dylan Farrow reveals Stepfather Woody Allen sexually assaulted her
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Firth starred in Allen’s 2014 film ‘Magic in the Moonlight,’ shot before Farrow detailed the alleged abuse for the first time in her own words in an open letter published on a New York Times blog in 2014.

However he has now told the Guardian newspaper: ‘I wouldn’t work with him again.’

The Me Too and Time’s Up movements to expose sexual misconduct in Hollywood have brought the claims to light once again.

In an interview with CBS This Morning with aired Wednesday, Farrow, now 32, pleaded to be believed.

‘I am credible and I am telling the truth and I think it’s important that people realize that one victim, one accuser, matters. And that they are enough to change things,’ she said.

In an interview with CBS This Morning which aired Thursday, Farrow pleaded to be believed

In an interview with CBS This Morning which aired Thursday, Farrow pleaded to be believed

Colin Firth has joined the list of growing actors who have refused to work with Woody Allen in light of sexual abuse claims made by his adopted daughter

Colin Firth has joined the list of growing actors who have refused to work with Woody Allen in light of sexual abuse claims made by his adopted daughter

Dylan Farrow's (right) claim first surfaced in 1992 in the midst of Allen's split from her mother Mia Farrow (left)

Dylan Farrow’s (right) claim first surfaced in 1992 in the midst of Allen’s split from her mother Mia Farrow (left)

Mia Farrow and daughter Dylan attend 2016 Time 100 Gala
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In February 2014, Farrow, now 32, wrote an open letter in The New York Times in which she describes the alleged behaviour by her adoptive father.

Allen, she writes, would ‘stick his thumb in my mouth’.

He also allegedly made her climb into bed with him ‘when he was in his underwear’ and ‘would place his head in my naked lap and breathe in and breathe out.’

Her claim first surfaced in the midst of her parents’ bitter split, when Allen left the actress Mia Farrow for her adoptive daughter from a previous marriage, Soon-Yi Previn, 21 years old at the time.

Allen – the director of more than 50 movies, a four-times Oscar winner and showered with awards in Europe – has always denied the allegations, which have never been proven. He continues to enjoy a glittering career and remains married to Soon-Yi.

In recent weeks, actresses including Greta Gerwig, Rebecca Hall, Ellen Page and Mira Sorvino, have announced they regret working with Allen.

Oscar-winner Natalie Portman also told Oprah Winfrey in a televised interview with other actresses that she believed Farrow.

Allen has always denied the allegations, which have never been proven. He continues to enjoy a glittering career and remains married to Soon-Yi (pictured)

Allen has always denied the allegations, which have never been proven. He continues to enjoy a glittering career and remains married to Soon-Yi (pictured)

In recent weeks, a growing number of actresses, including Greta Gerwig (pictured), Rebecca Hall, Ellen Page and Mira Sorvino, have announced they regret working with Allen

In recent weeks, a growing number of actresses, including Greta Gerwig (pictured), Rebecca Hall, Ellen Page and Mira Sorvino, have announced they regret working with Allen

The New York judge who presided over the 1994 custody battle between Allen and Mia Farrow ruled that the allegations were inconclusive, but at the same time lambasted the director as ‘self-absorbed, untrustworthy and insensitive.’

Hall and the actor Timothee Chalamet, who appear in Allen’s upcoming movie ‘A Rainy Day in New York,’ have announced that they will donate their salaries from the film to charities including the Time’s Up movement.

Selena Gomez, who stars in the same movie, has already reportedly donated a fee larger than her salary to charity.

Farrow, who has called out celebrities who have starred in Allen’s films, denied to CBS that she was angry with them.

Instead she expressed hope that they could ‘maybe hold themselves accountable to how they have perpetuated this culture of silence in their industry.’

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Charity worker, 32, who admitted sending explicit messages to 39 underage girls avoids jail so he can get ‘help’

  • Tony Stevens pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual communication with children
  • He arranged to meet several girls under 14 for sex at hotels across the country 
  • 32-year-old was speaking to at least 39 decoys online at the time of his arrest
Toni Stevens has been handed a 12 months suspended for two years and ordered to attend 20 days of rehabilitation

Toni Stevens has been handed a 12 months suspended for two years and ordered to attend 20 days of rehabilitation

A charity worker who arranged to meet girls under the age of 14 for sex in hotels has escaped jail so he can ‘get help’.

Toni Stevens asked at least 39 underage girls for ‘naughty pictures’ and threesomes before he was caught by a vigilante paedophile hunting group who had set up the decoy accounts.

The group called police and Stevens was arrested at the scene on November 27, 2017.

During the sting Stevens said: ‘I’m ashamed of myself’ and hung his head while listening to chat logs from his conversations over WhatsApp.

The 32-year-old pleaded guilty to charges of engaging in sexual communication with a child and attempting to cause a child aged 13 to 15 to watch or look at an image of sexual activity at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court last November.

He was handed a 12 months suspended for two years and ordered to attend 20 days of rehabilitation at Exeter Crown Court today.

His defence counsel Mr Michael Brown had asked the court to show mercy on Stevens who ‘acknowledged he had a problems with his behaviour’.

Toni Stevens asked at least 39 underage girls for 'naughty pictures' and threesomes before he was caught by a vigilante paedophile hunting group who had set up the decoy accounts

Stevens sent these images to girls

Toni Stevens asked at least 39 underage girls for ‘naughty pictures’ and threesomes before he was caught by a vigilante paedophile hunting group who had set up the decoy accounts

During the sting Stevens said: 'I'm ashamed of myself' and hung his head while listening to chat logs from his conversations over WhatsApp

During the sting Stevens said: ‘I’m ashamed of myself’ and hung his head while listening to chat logs from his conversations over WhatsApp

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Stevens was also issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years, which will prevent him from working with children and was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for a decade.

Judge Graham Cottle told him: ‘If you are in breach of the order by committing further offences then you will be brought back to court and serve this sentence.’

In chat logs the community volunteer discussed having a threesome with his ex-girlfriend and sent nude pictures of himself.

As part of the sting, members of the Plymouth Against group set up decoy profiles and spoke to Mr Stevens over messaging apps.

In the messages exchanged between Mr Stevens and the decoy, the conversation quickly turns from general chit-chat to sexually explicit content despite the paedophile knowing the account he was talking to was supposedly 14-years-old.

Stevens was also issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years, which will prevent him from working with children and was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for a decade.

Stevens was also issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years, which will prevent him from working with children and was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for a decade.

Paedophile hunter Chris, 42, who was involved in the sting, said: ‘Toni had been speaking to at least 39 underage girls online and had arranged to meet a lot of girls countrywise.

‘He told [several decoys] he would book a hotel room to facilitate the threesome.

‘In this sting, he originally told the decoy to meet him at Taunton Travelodge. He’d arranged to meet our other decoys in Coventry, Birmingham and Manchester.

‘Strangely, he had no intention of actually meeting up with any of them. We knew he wasn’t going to turn up to the meetings, so we called the charity that he volunteered at called Hele’s Angels.’

At the time of Toni’s arrest, the charity Hele’s Angels, which supports the local community, claim Toni never had contact with children while working there.

Today, Dani Skillin, a volunteer at the charity, said: ‘Hele’s Angels are looking forward to the future and moving on without Toni Stevens.’