“Wonder Wheel” actor David Krumholtz said Friday that he “deeply” regrets working with Woody Allen on his most recent film, calling it one of his “most heartbreaking mistakes.”
“I deeply regret working with Woody Allen on ‘Wonder Wheel,'” Krumholtz tweeted. “It’s one of my most heartbreaking mistakes. We can no longer let these men represent us in entertainment, politics, or any other realm. They are beneath real men.”
Twitter came down hard on “The Deuce” actor, with one user writing, “You regret working with Woody Allen on his RECENT FILM when the knowledge of his past has been out there for decades? This has to be among the most phony outrages I’ve ever heard. You have no credibility here.”
Krumholtz responded with mutual disdain, tweeting, “Really? Easy to scrutinize me, eh? Go f— yourself. And also, eat s—. You’re just another internet troll. So cliché. I, like many, do not KNOW exactly what happened. What makes you so moral, Stephen?”
Another user asked Krumholtz how he could claim he didn’t know about the accusations, to which the actor answered, “The entire family’s stories conflict. HOWEVER, one can do the math & as these revelations about others came to surface, it became clear to me that victims have absolutely no reason to lie & that’s when I began to deeply regret my decision. Sorry if it’s not perfect, it’s my truth.”
Later, he added, “I DO regret it. He WAS a great filmmaker and while he WAS, he was also being a lecherous freak. I took the job because it was a fream [sic] come true to work with the artists, but i knew what he was accused of and that should have stopped me.”
Allen has been accused of sexual assault by his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow, an allegation for which he was investigated in 1992 but never charged. Allen has denied the allegations as an invention of Farrow’s mother, actress Mia Farrow, but they were brought back to the public’s attention when Farrow detailed her experience in an open letter in the New York Times in 2014.
Last month, she published a new op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, in which she called out Kate Winslet Blake Lively, and Greta Gerwig for working with Allen amidst the accusations.
“Wonder Wheel” was written and directed by Allen and stars Jim Belushi, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake, Winslet, and Max Casella. The drama hit U.S. theaters on Dec. 15.
See Krumholtz’s tweets below.