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Alec Baldwin says Dylan Farrow falsely accused Woody Allen

Alec Baldwin continued his defense of embattled director Woody Allen, who has been accused of sexual abuse by adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.

Previously, the actor had called Farrow’s allegations ‘unfair and sad’ but, on Sunday, he took his comments a step further and compared Farrow to Mayella Ewell, the character in Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ who falsely accuses an African American man of rape.

‘[One] of the most effective things Dylan Farrow has in her arsenal is the ‘persistence of emotion,” Baldwin tweeted. 

‘Like Mayella in [‘To Kill a Mockingbird’], her tears/exhortations [are] meant [to] shame u [into] belief in her story. But I need more than that before I destroy [someone], regardless of their fame. I need a lot more.’

Alec Baldwin continued his defense of embattled director Woody Allen, who has been accused of sexual abuse by adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, on Sunday

Later Baldwin tweeted again, sharing a Sunday New York Times piece that discussed whether Allen would work in the business again

Later Baldwin tweeted again, sharing a Sunday New York Times piece that discussed whether Allen would work in the business again

He advised anyone who didn't like his commentary on Allen or Farrow to unfollow him on Twitter

He advised anyone who didn’t like his commentary on Allen or Farrow to unfollow him on Twitter

He compared Farrow to Mayella Ewell, the character in Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' who falsely accuses an African American man of rape (Ewell portrayed by Collin Wilcox in the 1962 film version)

He compared Farrow to Mayella Ewell, the character in Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ who falsely accuses an African American man of rape (Ewell portrayed by Collin Wilcox in the 1962 film version)

Later Baldwin tweeted again, sharing a Sunday New York Times piece that discussed whether Allen would work in the business again. 

‘To say that @RealDylanFarrow is telling the truth is to say that (brother) @MosesFarrow is lying. Which of Mia’s kids got the honesty gene and which did not?’ he wrote.

Baldwin concluded with ‘If my defense of Woody Allen offends you, it’s real simple. Unfollow. Condemn. Move on.’

Moses Farrow, another adopted child, claims the abuse allegations are false. Allen has always maintained his innocence and said the story of abuse was ingrained in Dylan’s mind by his ex-wife, Mia Farrow.

In a series of tweets posted Tuesday, Baldwin praised the director and also cast doubt on Farrow’s allegations.

‘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 with WA 3 times and it was one of the privileges of my career,’ Baldwin tweeted.

This is not the first time Baldwin (carrying daughter Carmen, Sundya)  defended Allen. In a series of tweets posted Tuesday, Baldwin praised the director and also cast doubt on Farrow's allegations

This is not the first time Baldwin (carrying daughter Carmen, Sundya)  defended Allen. In a series of tweets posted Tuesday, Baldwin praised the director and also cast doubt on Farrow’s allegations

Allen has always maintained his innocence and said the story of abuse was ingrained in Dylan's mind by his ex-wife, Mia Farrow

Allen has always maintained his innocence and said the story of abuse was ingrained in Dylan’s mind by his ex-wife, Mia Farrow

Moses Farrow, another adopted child, claims the abuse allegations are false (Pictured, Mia Farrow and Dylan Farrow, April 2016)

Moses Farrow, another adopted child, claims the abuse allegations are false (Pictured, Mia Farrow and Dylan Farrow, April 2016)

Allegations against Allen again resurfaced due to the #MeToo movement and theTime’s Up initiative.

Actors Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Hall pledged to donate their salaries from their work on Allen films to charity in light of the sexual abuse claims.

Baldwin has previously argued that while sexual abuse complaints should never be dismissed, accusations should also be ‘treated carefully’.

‘Is it possible to support survivors of pedophilia and sexual assault/abuse and also believe that WA is innocent? I think so,’ Baldwin tweeted.

‘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.’

 



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