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That’s so weird, cause I’m never shocked when a bunch of powerful artistic types rally around a man accused of sexual misconduct!

But of course, of course this is not what Javier Bardem was referring to when he said in an interview with Paris Match on Thursday (as reported on by People), “I am very shocked by this sudden treatment [of Woody Allen].” Bardem goes on, “judgments in the states of New York and Connecticut found him innocent. The legal situation today is the same as in 2007.”

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Bardem also stated for the record, “If there were evidence that Woody Allen was guilty, then yes, I would have stopped working wth him, but I have doubts.”

The actor is of course referring to child abuse allegations brought against Allen by his daughter Dylan Farrow, claims which were first made public in 1992, and which have been publicly adjudicated anew over the past few years.

Again, I know I’ve written this kind of thing before in relation to Allen and others, but it pisses me off that on this point of sexual assault and harassment so-called progressives suddenly start leaning on the sanctity of the rule of law. I’m no longer speaking of Bardem in particular, but typically these are people who claim to understand the severe biases built into the law and deliverance of justice when it comes to issues like marijuana arrests, or police violence, or deportation. And yet.