Writer/Director Judd Apatow Slams Diane Keaton Over Woody Allen

Writer and director Judd Apatow has hit back at Diane Keaton' s public support of Woody Allen.

Keaton, who starred in Woody Allen's 1977 movie Annie Hall, took to Twitter to defend the director against the longstanding accusations made against him by his stepdaughter, Dylan Farrow. Farrow, the daughter of Allen's former wife Mia, has said for a number of years that Allen sexually abused her from a young age. Despite her claims, Allen has continued to work and distribute his movies in Hollywood, with prominent stars starring in his movies such as Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively.


"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," Keaton wrote on Monday, sharing a link to an interview in which Allen vehemently denies the allegations set against him not just by Dylan, but her mother Mia as well. While the claims have been well known for over 20 years, they've recently received renewed attention following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. According to the BBC, Dylan Farrow gave her first televised interview on the subject earlier this month, where she expressed her outrage at never being believed.

Apatow took to the social media site to share his own views on the subject, slamming Keaton for her view. "Woody Allen was so awful to that family and all of those kids, some of whom were refugees, some with disabilities. He is so proud of having no relationship with them. Can you imagine being around a family for a decade and not wanting to know any of the children? Heartbreaking," The 40-year-old Virgin director wrote. He went on to denounce Allen for marrying his adopted stepdaughter, Soon-Yi. The couple has now been together for over 25 years, despite an enormous age gap.

While a number of actors have now distanced themselves from the director, Keaton isn't alone in standing by his side. Alec Baldwin made headlines a few days ago when he also took to Twitter to defend his friend and collaborator, comparing Dylan Farrow to a character in To Kill A Mockingbird who falsely accuses a man of rape. "Tears/exhortations are meant to shame you into belief in her story. But I need more than that before I destroy someone," he wrote. "Regardless of their fame. I need a lot more." In a series of tweets he went on to share an article that slams Farrow, before finishing with, "If my defense of Woody Allen offends you, it's real simple. Unfollow. Condemn. Move on."


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