While the press is writing about the long disputed sexual misconduct allegations towards Woody Allen, Diane Keaton took to Twitter in his defense.
Diane Keaton posted a 15-minute interview from 25 years ago, in which the 82-year-old actor defends himself against accusations of molesting his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. She was 7-years-old at the time. Keaton tweeted:
Woody Allen is my friend and I continue to believe him. It might be of interest to take a look at the 60 Minute interview from 1992 and see what you think. https://t.co/QVQIUxImB1
— Diane Keaton (@Diane_Keaton) January 29, 2018
Meanwhile, actors Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Hall, and Griffin Newman have pledged to donate their income generated by the director’s latest movie, A Rainy Day in New York (2018). All three starred in it.
Keaton’s post comes in response to a CBS interview, in which Dylan Farrow once again released sexual abuse accusations against her adoptive father. In the interview, Farrow mentioned that she didn’t understand why it’s more believable for her to have been brainwashed into telling the story, than for her father to have abused her.
After the interview, Allen released a statement for ABC News. He mentioned that the Farrow family is using the opportunities created by the Time’s Up and #metoo movement to bring back to light a discredited allegation.
These Accusations Against Woody Allen are Not New
Dylan Farrow first accused her adoptive father of sexual misconduct in 1992. At the time, Allen blamed his former partner Mia Farrow, from whom he had broken up at the time. He later married her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn.
In May 2016, Ronan Farrow wrote an article called My Father, Woody Allen, and the Danger of Questions Unasked. Two years prior to this, Allen said that his adoptive daughter took the context of the accusations from a song called “With My Daddy in the Attic” (Dory Previn, 1970).
However, the accusations first emerged in February 1992. Back then, Mia Farrow allegedly discovered nude photos of Soon-Yi Previn in Allen’s home, according to SF Gate.