Selena Gomez's Mom Had a 'Long Talk' With Her About Working With Woody Allen, But 'It Didn't Click'

It turns out Selena Gomez's mother, Mandy Teefey, had warned Gomez about working with Woody Allen. Allen is known for directing the films Annie Hall and Manhattan, and is alleged to have sexually assaulted his daughter, Dylan Farrow.

Despite the allegations, Gomez went on to star in Allen's upcoming film A Rainy Day in New York, a rom-com based on a relationship between a teenager and a middle-aged man (er...), starring Rebecca Hall, Jude Law, Elle Fanning and Timothée Chalamet. The film's storyline itself raises tensions on Allen's questionable history, particularly with the 35-year age difference with his current wife, Soon-Yi Previn.

When a fan requested that Gomez make an apology for the Woody Allen film on Instagram, Teefey wrote the response "Sorry, No one can make Selena do anything she doesn't want to."

It also looks as if Teefey had cautioned Gomez about Allen: "I had a long talk with her about not working with him and it didn't click," the comment continued. 

Teefey didn't place blame on anyone working for Gomez, though. "Her team are amazing people. There is no one fall person here. No one controls her. She makes all her own decisions. No matter how hard you you try to advise. It falls on deaf ears," Teefey wrote.

It's hard to say if Gomez will respond to the controversy, but for now she hasn't said anything.

Meanwhile, her co-star Timothée Chalamet has announced that he will donating his salary from A Rainy Day in New York to the Time's Up movement, LGBT Center in New York and anti-sexual assault organization RAINN. Rebecca Hall has also expressed regret and announced she will donate her salary from the film to the Time's Up movement.




Maci is currently a sophomore at California State University, Northridge with a major in Electronic Media Management. When she's not writing posts for Her Campus, she can be found managing her YouTube channel simplymaci, reading at a local bookstore, training for the LA Marathon, and taking pictures of Instagrammable food. Maci loves Harry Styles, traveling, Harry Potter, and watching British television shows in the hope that one day, she too will live in England. You can keep up with her adventure on Instagram and Twitter @simplymacix

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