Alec Baldwin Calls Recent Backlash Against Woody Allen ‘Unfair And Sad’
Alec Baldwin defended Woody Allen over the “renunciation” of the director following recently surfaced claims of sexual abuse by Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.
“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 WA 3 times and it was one of the privileges of my career,” the 59 year-old actor tweeted Tuesday, before adding that “accusing people of such crimes should be treated carefully.” (RELATED: Alec Baldwin On Sexual Misconduct Claims In Hollywood: Lots ‘Of Accusations And No Proof Yet’)
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 16, 2018
“Is it possible to support survivors of pedophilia and sexual assault/abuse and also believe that WA is innocent? I think so,” he added. “The intention is not to dismiss or ignore such complaints. But accusing ppl of such crimes should be treated carefully. On behalf of the victims, as well.”
In 2014, Farrow wrote an op-ed in the New York Times detailing alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of the director. In light of the #MeToo movement, she wrote a second piece in the Los Angeles Times in December questioning how people can work with Allen in light of the movement and called out several celebrities including, Baldwin, Cate Blanchett and Emma Stone.
Allen has repeatedly denied the allegations.