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Justin Timberlake Gets Called Out For 'Fake' Support Of 'Time's Up' Movement

Rose McGowan said Justin Timberlake wasn't being sincere about supporting Time's Up.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Justin Timberlake has been criticized for not supporting the #TimesUp movement. As Billboard reported, actress Rose McGowan criticized the singer for what she described as "fake" support.

While appearing on "The View," the actress and activist criticized "Hollywood fakery." She noted that Timberlake shouted out the movement at the Golden Globes, while concurrently working with alleged predator Woody Allen. 

“Then there’s Justin Timberlake hashtagging ‘my wife looks hot tonight #TimesUp,’” McGowan said of an Instagram photo Timberlake posted with his wife Jessica Biel. In it, he's wearing a Time's Up pin.

Here we come!! And DAMN, my wife is hot! #TIMESUP #whywewearblack

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McGowan said that a more more relevant hashtag would have been “#IJustDidAMovieWithWoodyAllen.”

"So come on, it is fake," she said. "I wish everybody were good. I’m sorry to puncture your heroes but sometimes these heroes need to be better."

Timberlake starred in Woody Allen's 2017’s film "Wonder Wheel." As previously reported, the acclaimed director has been accused by his stepdaughter Dylan Farrow of molesting her when she was a child.

In 2014, Farrow spoke out about the abuse allegations with The New York Times. She said the abuse at the hands of her adoptive father began at the age of 7.

"What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me," she wrote. "He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies."

She continued, "For as long as I could remember, my father had been doing things to me that I didn’t like. I didn’t like how often he would take me away from my mom, siblings and friends to be alone with him."

In her letter, she also talked about Allen's romantic relationship with her adopted sister Soon-Yi, whom he married in 1997.

Farrow also criticized Timberlake after the Golden Globes. 

“I struggle with how a powerful force like Justin Timberlake can claim to be in awe of the strength of women and stand with them at this #MeToo moment and then in the next breath say that working with Woody Allen is a ‘dream come true,’” she told BuzzFeed News.

Allen has never been charged. He maintains his innocence, calling the allegations "untrue and disgraceful."

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