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Actress Susan Sarandon criticises Woody Allen over 'sexual assault of a child'

Published 15/05/2016 | 19:55

Actresses Susan Sarandon (L) and Geena Davis pose ahead of a debate
Actresses Susan Sarandon (L) and Geena Davis pose ahead of a debate "Kering Women in Motion" during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Actress Susan Sarandon has slammed Woody Allen at the Cannes Film Festival, where allegations of sexual assault have been renewed against the director.

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Speaking at a "Woman in Motion" talk on Sunday, Sarandon said of Allen: "I think he sexually assaulted a child and I don't think that's right."

Sarandon, who was speaking alongside her Thelma And Louise co-star Geena Davis, declined to comment further on the subject.

Allen's Cafe Society opened the festival on Wednesday.

A column posted the same day by his son, Ronan Farrow, called for media, moviegoers and film festivals to reconsider their embrace of the director.

Allen's daughter, Dylan, has said he molested her when she was seven years old. Allen has denied this.

(FromL) US director Woody Allen, US actress Blake Lively and US actor Jesse Eisenberg pose on May 11, 2016 during a photocall for the film
(FromL) US director Woody Allen, US actress Blake Lively and US actor Jesse Eisenberg pose on May 11, 2016 during a photocall for the film "Cafe Society" ahead of the opening of the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Mia Farrow and Woody Allen spent time living apart.
Woody Allen's latest film will open the Cannes Film Festival (AP)

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