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Woody Allen Claims He Is 'a Big Advocate' of #MeToo Movement

The director said he's hired more than 200 women to work on his film crews and paid his female actors as much as men

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    Woody Allen Claims He Is 'a Big Advocate' of #MeToo Movement
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    In this Wednesday, May 11, 2016, file photo, director Woody Allen poses for photographers during a photo call for the film Cafe Society, at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France.

    In a rare interview, Woody Allen argued he should be the "poster boy" of the #MeToo movement because none of the "hundreds of actresses" he's worked with in five decades in film has ever accused him of "any kind of impropriety at all," NBC News reported.

    The director also repeated his denial that he molested his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, as a child, a claim that led some in Hollywood to shun Allen.

    "I am a big advocate of the #MeToo movement," Allen said in the interview with an Argentine news program, published Monday. "I feel when they find people who harass innocent women and men, it's a good thing that they're exposing them."

    He also said he's hired more than 200 women to work on his film crews and paid his female actors as much as men.