Allen was widely criticised for comments made on Saturday in which he expressed sympathy for Weinstein, who has been accused of the sexual abuse and harassment by a growing number of women.
“The whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved,” he told the BBC. “Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that his life is so messed up. There’s no winners in that. It’s just very, very sad and tragic for those poor women that had to go through that.”
In the same interview Allen also warned that the revelations could lead to a “witch hunt atmosphere … where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself”.