Tick Star Donating Salary from Woody Allen Film to Sexual Abuse Charity

Griffin Newman, who plays Arthur in Amazon's remake of The Tick, has publicly expressed his regret over working with controversial director Woody Allen, stating on his Twitter that he has donated  all the money he made on the currently untitled film set to follow Wonder Wheel to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).

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Newman, who states his belief that Allen is guilty of the claims of abuse against him, notes several reasons why he originally took the one-scene role, including the pride his parents felt, his own cowardice, and a belief that there were "things to be gained from the experience on that set." However, he later writes, "It was an educational experience for all the wrong reasons. I learned conclusively that I cannot put my career over my morals again."

The actor also alludes to recent accusations about producer Harvey Weinstein and how they influenced his decision to make his statement.  "I had been feeling this way for the last month," he says, "but the awful continuance revelations of the last week compounded my guilt ten fold."

The actor capped off his statement by stating that he'll be taking a week off Twitter. You can read his full statement below.

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The Tick stars Peter Serafinowicz as The Tick, Griffin Newman as Arthur Everest, Valorie Curry as Dot Everest, Brendan Hines as Superian, Jackie Earle Haley as The Terror and Yara Martinez as Ms. Lint.

Via Vulture

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