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Diane Keaton Stands Behind Woody Allen


Diane Keaton hasn’t been shy about her love of Woody Allen lately; she accepted an award on his behalf at The Golden Globes with a long speech full of babbling praise. When Allen’s daughter, Dylan Farrow, came out with a detailed open letter stating the sexual abuse he did to her, she named Diane Keaton in the letter, asking “how could you forget me?” Now Diane Keaton has come forward with her thoughts regarding the whole controversy.

The Guardian interviewed Keaton and asked if she had a problem with publicly stating her love for Woody Allen. She replied,

No. No. No. He’s the strongest person I’ve met in my life.

They then asked if she “resented” Dylan Farrow for “dragging” her into it:

No. What are they going to do? Who else are they going to drag in? They have to drag someone in. I don’t resent it, not for a second.

And finally, the reported says, “Dylan Farrow’s accusation is that you publicly defended someone who molested her” to which Keaton responded,

I have nothing to say about that. Except: I believe my friend.

So, there you go. Diane Keaton stands behind Woody Allen. I really wish they had gone deeper into her feelings about this.

Allen has denied all allegations.

What do you guys think?

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Dylan Farrow Responds to Woody Allen’s Response to Dylan Farrow

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I really hope we can let this issue rest soon – not because I’m sick of hearing about it (because wouldn’t that be convenient for Woody Allen), but because unfortunately, Dylan Farrow ends up being more and more discredited while Allen gets more lauded because of his “legendary status”, undermining her experience. Allen has managed to turn this whole thing – which is literally about a grown man’s desire for – and sexual abuse of – young girls – into an attack on how “crazy” Mia Farrow is. Paltry defense, but for some reason, people just don’t seem to want to look at the facts.

Regardless, Dylan read Woody’s New York Times diatribe after he read her piece and now she’s issued a new rebuttal to The Hollywood Reporter:

Once again, Woody Allen is attacking me and my family in an effort to discredit and silence me – but nothing he says or writes can change the truth. For 20 years, I have never wavered in describing what he did to me. I will carry the memories of surviving these experiences for the rest of my life.

His op-ed is the latest rehash of the same legalese, distortions, and outright lies he has leveled at me for the past 20 years. He insists my mother brought criminal charges – in fact, it was a pediatrician who reported the incident to the police based on my firsthand account. He suggests that no one complained of his misconduct prior to his assault on me – court documents show that he was in treatment for what his own therapist described as “inappropriate” behavior with me from as early as 1991. He offers a carefully worded claim that he passed a lie detector test – in fact, he refused to take the test administered by the state police (he hired someone to administer his own test, which authorities refused to accept as evidence). These and other misrepresentations have been rebutted in more detail by independent, highly respected journalists, including this most recent article here:

With all the attempts to misrepresent the facts, it is important to be reminded of the truth contained in court documents from the only final ruling in this case, by the New York Supreme Court in 1992. In denying my father all access to me, that court:   

  • Debunked the “experts” my father claims exonerated him, calling them “colored by their loyalty to Mr. Allen”, criticizing the author of their report (who never met me) for destroying all supporting documentation, and calling their conclusions “sanitized and therefore less credible”. 
  • Included testimony from babysitters who witnessed inappropriate sexual behavior by my father toward me.
  • Found that “there is no credible evidence to support Mr. Allen’s contention that Ms. Farrow coached Dylan or that Ms. Farrow acted upon a desire for revenge against him for seducing Soon-Yi. Mr. Allen’s resort to the stereotypical ‘woman scorned’ defense is an injudicious attempt to divert attention from his failure to act as a responsible parent and adult.”
  • Concluded that the evidence “…proves that Mr. Allen’s behavior toward Dylan was grossly inappropriate and that measures must be taken to protect her.”
  • Finally, the Connecticut State prosecutor found “probable cause” to prosecute, but made the decision not to in an effort to protect “the child victim”, given my fragile state.

From the bottom of my heart, I will be forever grateful for the outpouring of support I have received from survivors and countless others. If speaking out about my experience can help others stand up to their tormentors, it will be worth the pain and suffering my father continues to inflict on me. Woody Allen has an arsenal of lawyers and publicists but the one thing he does not have on his side is the truth. I hope this is the end of his vicious attacks and of the media campaign by his lawyers and publicists, as he’s promised. I won’t let the truth be buried and I won’t be silenced.

I feel so awful for Dylan – and for sex abuse victims everywhere, who are ignored or told they’re lying because the man charged seems so respectable and honourable, or is a fancy lawyer, or has a lot of money, or is beloved in the community or whatever the case is. I love that it’s easier for people to believe that Mia Farrrow is so fucked up that she BRAINWASHED her daughter into thinking she’d been sexually molested on several occasions by Woody Allen (to the point that Dylan is speaking publicly and in detail about something that’s actually never happened) than it is to believe that a man who took naked pictures of a girl he was like a father figure to and later married her while she was still a teenager could molest a child. Does that not seem like a major fucking problem to anyone else?

Ugh, how awful.

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Woody Allen Says He’s Not a Child Molesting Pervert

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In the letter we all knew was coming, Woody Allen took to The New York Times‘ Sunday Review to go on and on about how innocent he is in the Dylan Farrow sex abuse scandal in a way that is not at all convincing. Sure, Allen can spin a yarn and has all the fancy words to proclaim what an upstanding guy he is, but being well-spoken doesn’t erase the fact that he’s a child molester. I’m sorry, but it doesn’t. I don’t care that a court never prosecuted him – that trial was FULL of bullshit errors on many levels and certainly a miscarriage of justice does not an innocent person make.

Here’s a tiny bit of his piece (though you can read the full thing here):

TWENTY-ONE years ago, when I first heard Mia Farrow had accused me of child molestation, I found the idea so ludicrous I didn’t give it a second thought. We were involved in a terribly acrimonious breakup, with great enmity between us and a custody battle slowly gathering energy. The self-serving transparency of her malevolence seemed so obvious I didn’t even hire a lawyer to defend myself. It was my show business attorney who told me she was bringing the accusation to the police and I would need a criminal lawyer.

Well, there’s the first lie. Mia never told police what happened, a medical examiner was bound by law to report the crime to police. This Vanity Fair piece is fantastic and well-worth a read – it covers actual FACTS about the trial, not just Allen’s bullshit.

I naïvely thought the accusation would be dismissed out of hand because of course, I hadn’t molested Dylan and any rational person would see the ploy for what it was. Common sense would prevail. After all, I was a 56-year-old man who had never before (or after) been accused of child molestation. I had been going out with Mia for 12 years and never in that time did she ever suggest to me anything resembling misconduct.

Uhh… except THAT’S A LIE TOO – as per Vanity Fair:

Allen had been in therapy for alleged inappropriate behavior toward Dylan with a child psychologist before the abuse allegation was presented to the authorities or made public. Mia Farrow had instructed her babysitters that Allen was never to be left alone with Dylan.

In his 33-page decision, Judge Wilk found that Mr. Allen’s behavior toward Dylan was “grossly inappropriate and that measures must be taken to protect her.” The judge also recounts Farrow’s misgivings regarding Allen’s behavior toward Dylan from the time she was between two and three years old. According to the judge’s decision, Farrow told Allen, “You look at her [Dylan] in a sexual way. You fondled her . . . You don’t give her any breathing room. You look at her when she’s naked.”

Ah yes, that sounds something a total non-child molester would do! Totally normal! Fuck off with your bullshit, Woody Allen. You can read the whole things at the above links, but it’ll enrage you, I’m sure. Way to try and use the “psycho bitch ex is trying to destroy me” defense, as well. It’s always those sneaky, bitchy women who can’t handle being broken up with in favour of their teenage daughter who you’ve been molesting for years! Fuck this whole thing, man.

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