Weeks after Selena Gomez and her mother Mandy Teefey unfollowed each other on social media, following a rumoured argument about the 25-year-old's romance with Justin Bieber, the star's mother has just spoken out about Selena's decision to work with Woody Allen.
Last night, Gomez's co-star in the upcoming untitled movie, Timothée Chalamet, pledged his salary from the film to three charities in support of the Time's Up Movement.
In the hours that followed, an Instagram user commented on one of Teefey's posts asking her to make the 25-year-old pop star 'write an apology' for working with the controversial director (allegations of sexual assault made against Woody by his daughter Dylan Farrow have been around since 1992).
Allen has denied the allegations.
In response to the comment, Teefey revealed that Gomez did not take her advice about choosing not to work with the Manhattan filmmaker.
'Sorry, No one can make Selena do anything she doesn't want to. I had a long talk with her about not working with him and it didn't click,'she wrote.
'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.'
The comments come two months after the 'Bad Liar' singer told Billboard that she was unsure how to properly respond to the people who criticised her for signing on to the film.
'To be honest, I'm not sure how to answer — not because I'm trying to back away from it,' she said at the time.
'[The Harvey Weinstein allegations] actually happened right after I had started [on the movie]. They popped up in the midst of it. And that's something, yes, I had to face and discuss. I stepped back and thought, "Wow, the universe works in interesting ways".'