Diane Keaton is standing by her longtime collaborator Woody Allen because the director’s Hollywood star continues to tarnish amid a longstanding accusation of sexual assault.
“Woody Allen is my buddy and I proceed to imagine him. It is likely to be of curiosity to try the 60 Minute interview from 1992 and see what you assume,” the actress wrote on Twitter Monday.
Keaton’s tweet included footage from Allen’s look on the CBS newsmagazine, by which he repeatedly declared his innocence towards accusations of sexual assault from his then-7-year-old adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.
“A huge business has been constructed on a complete nonevent. It wasn’t as if I tickled my daughter or one thing and far has been exaggerated — I am saying nothing in any respect,” Allen informed host Steve Kroft.
“I am 57. Is not it illogical that I’ll on the top of a really bitter, acrimonious custody combat, drive as much as Connecticut — I am in a home stuffed with enemies — and all of a sudden, on visitation, decide this second in my life to turn into a toddler molester? If I wished to be a toddler molester, I had many alternatives previously.”
Allen urged that Farrow was coached by her mom, Mia Farrow, to concoct the story as a attainable technique of revenge after Allen started an affair with Farrow’s adopted daughter Quickly-Yi Previn.
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Previn and Allen would go on to marry in 1997, and Allen was by no means convicted of against the law on account of Farrow’s accusation.
“On many events Mia had mentioned to me, you took my daughter, and I’ll take yours,” Allen mentioned within the “60 Minutes” clip.
Keaton, 72, and Allen have labored collectively on a number of tasks through the years, most famously “Annie Corridor,” which received Keaton an Oscar for Greatest Actress and Allen an Oscar for Greatest Director and Screenplay in 1978.
Nonetheless, the actress is one in every of few who’ve chosen to face by the “Manhattan” director.
Allen’s repeated denials have not stopped the remainder of Hollywood from reacting; in latest weeks, a lot of Allen’s main women and men have publicly apologized for working with the director.
Timothee Chalamet vowed to donate his total wage from an upcoming undertaking to charity, whereas stars like Greta Gerwig, Rachel Brosnahan and Rebecca Corridor have all vowed to not work with Allen once more.
In the meantime, Dylan Farrow mentioned the alleged assault intimately final week on “CBS This Morning.”
“I used to be sexually assaulted … As a 7-year-old I’d say, I’d have mentioned he touched my personal elements,” she mentioned. “As a 32-year-old, he touched my labia and my vulva along with his finger.”
Throughout her look on the present, Farrow was proven the identical footage of Allen that Keaton included in her tweet, and in response, broke down in tears.
“What I do not perceive is, how is that this loopy story of me being brainwashed and coached extra plausible than what I am saying about being sexually assaulted by my father?” Dylan Farrow responded. “He is mendacity and he is been mendacity for therefore lengthy.”
Allen responded to the interview with one other denial, and accused Farrow of capitalizing on the Time’s Up motion to push forth the “discredited” allegation.
The he-said, she-said between the father-daughter pair beforehand surfaced in 2014, when Farrow detailed the alleged encounter in a 2014 essay for the New York Occasions.
Allen penned an essay of his personal in response, writing that “after all” he didn’t molest her.
“I liked her and hope in the future she is going to grasp how she has been cheated out of getting a loving father and exploited by a mom extra all in favour of her personal festering anger than her daughter’s well-being,” he wrote.