After becoming the new target of criticism for her decision to work on Woody Allen’s upcoming film, Selena Gomez has reportedly tried to undo her wrong by making a quite generous donation the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.
According to reports, the 25-year-old former Disney girl “anonymously” donated a large sum of money to the fun, which “far exceeded her salary” for her work on A Rainy Day In New York, the Allen movie she’s starring in.
On Monday, the singer and actress’ mother, Mandy Teefey, revealed she tried to convince her daughter that working with the problematic director wouldn’t be a good idea, but that the advice fell silent “on deaf ears.”
“No one can make Selena do anything she doesn’t want to. I had a long talk with her about not working with [Woody Allen] and it didn’t click,” former momager told a fan on Instagram.
“There is no fall person here. No one controls her. She makes all her own decisions. No matter how hard you try to advise. It falls on deaf ears.”
In recent days, Selena’s co-stars in Allen’s new movie—Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ahall and Griffin Newman—have donated their entire salaries to numerous charities in an attempt to strengthen the #MeToo movement. However, as of today, Selena hasn’t commented on her decision on working with the director, who’s been repeatedly accused of sexual abuse by his daughter, Dylan Farrow.
Two weeks ago, the day when the #TimesUp initiative was born, Selena took to Instagram to express support for the movement. “It’s time to shift the balance in the workplace, from representing the few to representing us all.”
But actions speak louder than words, and Selena is learning the lesson the hard way.