Diane Keaton has taken sides in the battle royal between Woody Allen and his adopted daughter, insisting her ex-lover is telling the truth.
As more and more women choose to show their support for Dylan Farrow, who claims she was molested by the filmmaker, and pledge never to work with Woody again, his Annie Hall leading lady has joined Alec Baldwin in backing the director.
Keaton has taken to Twitter to defend her ex-boyfriend amid the accusations of sexual abuse by Dylan, insisting: “Woody Allen is my friend and I continue to believe him.”
She also posted a link to a 1992 60 Minutes interview with Allen, adding: “It might be of interest to take a look at the 60 Minute interview from 1992 and see what you think.”
In the interview with newsman Steve Croft, the director breaks down why it’s ridiculous to think he molested his daughter, adding, “A gigantic industry has been built on a total non-event.”
In recent weeks, Mira Sorvino, Greta Gerwig, and Rebecca Hall have voiced their support for Farrow, vowing never to work with Allen again.
Hall went so far as to donate her salary from her most recent Allen film A Rainy Day in New York to the Time’s Up anti-harassment movement.
But Baldwin is standing by the director, stating: “Woody Allen was investigated forensically by two states (NY and CT) and no charges were filed. The renunciation of him and his work, no doubt, has some purpose. But it’s unfair and sad to me.
“I worked w (with) WA (Woody Allen) 3 times and it was one of the privileges of my career.”
He added: “Is it possible to support survivors of pedophilia and sexual assault/abuse and also believe that WA is innocent? I think so. The intention is not to dismiss or ignore such complaints. But accusing ppl (people) of such crimes should be treated carefully. On behalf of the victims, as well.”
He continued to support Allen and denounce Farrow in a Twitter rant on Sunday (28Jan18) after The New York Times published an article questioning whether the director can work in Hollywood again.
“1 of the most effective things Dylan Farrow has in her arsenal is the ‘persistence of emotion’. Like Mayella in TKAM (To Kill A Mockingbird), her tears/exhortations r meant 2 shame u in2 belief in her story (sic),” he wrote. “But I need more than that before I destroy some1, regardless of their fame.”
In Harper Lee’s 1960 novel, Mayella Ewell accuses Tom Robinson of raping her, but in the trial, it is revealed she is lying.
– Cover Media0