[quote]I am uneasy about the fact that he has been comprehensively cancelled on the basis of allegations which have never been proven in court
He went for DECADES getting Oscars and movie contracts and glowing reviews for tons of movies before he was sort-of, kind-of cancelled. That's hardly a "comprehensive cancellation" and it's embarrassing that you think it was.
Every single person here knows damn well that he wouldn't have been "cancelled" if his movies weren't shit these days. Blue Jasmine won undeserved praise because people in the industry and critics and the usual soft MRA types were desperate for something to laud him for; in truth, Blue Jasmine is a terrible Tennessee Williams adaptation with all the heart and soul ripped out of the story, stupid food-based names given to the main characters for no damn reason, and a lot of biographical bits added in that Woody included to make himself look like a victim in real life.
He was pandering to his defenders to get that one last bit of glory, got it, but he didn't have the sense to bow out once he got it. But when has he ever? He could have ended this all in the 1990s by saying he did not molest Dylan, he understood now how sleeping with his kids' adopted sister during some family turmoil was a bad idea, and he hopes to repair his relationship with his kids and will work on trying to keep a relationship with them in some way.
Instead, he kept sending huge packets of stuff to Dylan after she asked him not to contact her, kept telling various kids he was going to cut them off for beind disloyal, launched a major PR offensive that called their mother an insane abusive brainwashing psychopath, wrote numerous books with nasty rumors and lies about his own kids, and has spent years basically trolling his former family by adding those biographical bits into his films and even making sure he signed on specifically with Ronan's publisher, just to upset him.
The kind of people who laud that kind of behavior are, in general, the maladjusted rightwingers who have screwed up ideas about family, the "immigrant kids dying in our custody is what those damn illegals deserve" and "the royal family needs to ruin Harry for being a traitor" types.
That's why so many of the pro-Woody posts are crazy conspiracies full of lies. This case has attracted that kind of person from the beginning, it ticks a lot of boxes for the men's rights crowd, the homophobes, the whiny old guys constantly hollering about "the woke."