Protesters interrupt Woody Allen's jazz concert in Germany

Calvin Saunders
July 13, 2017

The activists also wore flower crowns and had painted quotes from the letter on their torsos. Variety: "Appearing cool and unperturbed following the incident, the 82-year-old Allen, on clarinet, and the band began playing again as the protesters were dragged off". Security guards quickly pulled the pair offstage and they were escorted out of the venue.

Allen has vehemently denied allegations made against him and has never faced any legal repercussions in the courts. Actress Mariel Hemingway wrote in her memoir that Allen tried to seduce her as a teen.

The filmmaker, who was happily sitting front and center amid his bandmates, had his eyes closed as he played the clarinet when two women hopped onstage in nothing but black trousers, white sneakers and flowers in their hair and began shouting lines from Dylan Farrow's 2014 open letter to her father.

The women attempted to read Farrow's 2014 open letter published in the New York Times in which she accused Allen of sexually abusing her as a child.

The band continued playing when the women were removed before reading the letter.

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The act was meant to, "remind the world and jazz fans sitting in the audience that he is not just the neurotic and charming director, musician and actor", the group wrote on its Facebook page.

Allen is now married to Soon-Yi Previn, another one of Mia Farrow's adopted daughters.

The radical feminist group Femen claimed credit for the protest at Woody Allen's jazz concert in Hamburg.

It is unclear if the women were arrested by Hamburg authorities, but local news source SHZ reports that they were handing out flyers at the show's end.

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