In this #MeToo era, it perhaps comes as no surprise that one of Hollywood’s O.G. sex scandals has re-entered the public discourse. This one's about Woody Allen and his alleged abuse of his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. What may surprise some, however, is that longtime friend and Annie Hall star, Diane Keaton is defending him. She took to Twitter to share a 60 Minute clip from back in the day where Allen defends himself against allegations of child abuse.
“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,” she wrote.
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
In the wake of movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, many actors have come under fire for continuing to work with the writer/director. Some have gone as far as to express regret for doing so. Allen left his wife, Mia Farrow, for another one of her adopted daughters, Soon-Yi. In the clip Allen admits to that relationship, although both he and Soon-Yi have historically contended that the relationship did not turn sexual until she was of legal age.
Allen continues to deny any allegations of pedophilia or sexual assault. After Allen and Farrow split, a custody battle ensued over their other children. In the clip, Allen makes it seem as though his ex-wife plotted the allegations involving Dylan to exact revenge on him.