"Sorry, no one can make Selena do anything she doesn't want to," actress' mom says.
Shortly after Teefey posted an Instagram dedicated to the passing of Cranberries singer Dolores O'riordan, a fan demanded in the comments that the 41-year-old mother "make Selena write an apology" for starring in the producer's newest film "A Rainy Day in New York."
"Sorry, no one can make Selena do anything she doesn't want to," Teefey responded. "I had a long talk with her about not working with him and it didn't click. Her team are amazing people. 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."
Allen has made headlines over the past several years for allegedly molesting his step-daughter Dylan Farrow when she was just 7 years old.
Gomez's co-star, Timothee Chalamet, announced Monday that he will donate his entire salary from the movie to a trio of charities: #TIMESUP, the LGBT Center in New York and RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization.
"I am learning that a good role isn't the only criteria for accepting a job," Chalamet said in his announcement on Instagram. "That has become much clearer to me in the last few months, having witnessed the birth movement intent on ending injustice, inequality and above all, silence."
"I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer. I am not able to answer the question directly because of contractual obligations," he continued. "What I can say is this: I don't want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary."
Allen has always denied the allegations that were investigated by sex-abuse experts. Although the experts at Yale-New Haven Hospital found no evidence of abuse, a state's attorney in Connecticut admitted he had "probable cause" to go after Allen in 1993, but never filed a charge.