She didn’t take the money and run.
Woody Allen backed a candidate running for a Council seat on the Upper East Side — but his financial support was immediately rejected.
The director and his wife, Soon-Yi Previn, contributed $1,000 to the campaign of Julie Menin on Dec. 15, records show.
Menin is the former commissioner of the mayor’s office of media and entertainment, and also headed the city’s campaign to encourage New Yorkers to sign up for the census.
A campaign spokesman said Allen’s donation was returned immediately.
“Julie doesn’t know Mr. Allen and the campaign did not solicit this contribution. It was returned the same day it came in because of past allegations against Mr. Allen,” said Menin rep Max Kramer.
Allen identified himself as “self-employed” and listed “film” as his occupation in the campaign filing. Campaign records show that he’s not typically a big campaign donor.
The 85-year-old is the director of film classics such as “Annie Hall, “Manhattan”, “Bullets over Broadway”,” “Blue Jasmine”, “Midnight in Paris” and “Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
But he remains a controversial figure.
Allen began dating Previn, who was one of his ex-wife Mia Farrow’s adopted children and 35 years his junior, in the early 90s.
And he has been accused of molesting his then-7-year-old daughter, Dylan. He has strenuously denied the claim and he’s never been charged.
Allen could not be immediately reached for comment.