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Diane Keaton stands by Woody Allen

Diane Keaton has expressed her support for Woody Allen, despite his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow’s allegations that he molested her as a child. 

‘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 tweeted on Monday. 

The actress was referring to a 60 Minutes interview in 1992 when Allen publicly denied the allegations that he inappropriately touched Dylan, who was seven years old at the time.

That particular interview occured during a bitter custody battle between Allen and his ex-partner Mia Farrow. 

  

Diane Keaton (pictured with Woody Allen in June 2017) has expressed her continued support for Woody Allen, despite his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow’s allegations that he molested her as a child

'Woody Allen is my friend and I continue to believe him,' Keaton tweeted on Monday

‘Woody Allen is my friend and I continue to believe him,’ Keaton tweeted on Monday

The actress was referring to a 60 Minutes interview in 1992 when Allen publicly denied the allegations that he inappropriately touched Dylan, who was seven years old at the time. Keaton is pictured with Allen on the 1977 drama/romance Annie Hall 

The actress was referring to a 60 Minutes interview in 1992 when Allen publicly denied the allegations that he inappropriately touched Dylan, who was seven years old at the time. Keaton is pictured with Allen on the 1977 drama/romance Annie Hall 

Allen and Keaton have remained close friends and collaborated throughout the years. They are pictured together on the set of comedy film Sleeper in 1973 

Allen and Keaton have remained close friends and collaborated throughout the years. They are pictured together on the set of comedy film Sleeper in 1973 

Allen and Keaton have remained close friends and collaborated throughout the years, most famously on the 1977 drama/romance Annie Hall. 

Last year, Allen made a special appearance at the 45th Annual AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony in June to honor his longtime friend Keaton.  

‘The minute I met her, she was a great, great inspiration to me,’ Allen said during his introduction of Keaton at the event. 

‘Much of what I’ve accomplished in my life I owe, for sure, to her. Seeing life through her eyes. She really is astonishing. This is a woman who is great at everything she does.’ 

And Keaton isn’t the only star who is supporting Allen. 

Alec Baldwin has also continued his defense of the embattled director.

And Keaton isn't the only star who is supporting Allen. Alec Baldwin has also continued his defense of the embattled director. Baldwin (carrying daughter Carmen, Sunday) first defended Allen last Tuesday and again on Sunday

And Keaton isn’t the only star who is supporting Allen. Alec Baldwin has also continued his defense of the embattled director. Baldwin (carrying daughter Carmen, Sunday) first defended Allen last Tuesday and again on Sunday

Baldwin 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.

Baldwin 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.

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,’ Baldwin added. 

On Sunday, it was also reported that Allen’s new film Rainy Day in New York may not even make it to the big screen, as stars start distancing themselves from the director and Amazon tosses up whether to end their relationship. 

It comes after Dylan gave her first TV interview this month insisting that she was telling the truth about being molested by him when she was just seven years old. 

Farrow, now 32, first publicly accused him of abuse in 2014 but brought the claims to light once again this year when the #MeToo movement was thrust into the spotlight.

Now, there are reports that Hollywood could be turning their back on the director as a result of the widespread movement. 

The New York Times reports that Amazon is seriously considering ending its relationship with Allen ahead of the release of his upcoming movie Rainy Day in New York.

Amazon financed the film but ending the relationship could leave the film without distribution, sources said. 

An Amazon spokesperson wouldn’t comment, saying there was no release date yet for the film.  

Dylan Farrow

Woody Allen

It comes after Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan Farrow (left) gave her first TV interview this month saying she was telling the truth about being molested by him when she was seven

Allen has repeatedly denied the abuse claims made by Farrow and he was never charged

Allen has repeatedly denied the abuse claims made by Farrow and he was never charged

Dylan has publicly called out actors for working with or supporting Allen in the past.

Some stars associated with Rainy Day, including Timothée Chalamet, Selena Gomez and Rebecca Hall, have reportedly said they will donate their salaries from the movie to the Time’s Up sex harassment campaign or other charities.

Allen, who has repeatedly denied the abuse claims made by Farrow, said she was was ‘cynically’ aligning herself with Time’s Up movement. 

The director’s sister and producer, Letty Armstrong, suggested Farrow was capitalizing on the movement.

Farrow hit back, telling the Times: ‘If Woody Allen and his surrogates’ response to this is that I’m capitalizing on a moment in which it is in vogue to carefully look at the facts, rather than rely on thin defenses from powerful men without question – a moment in which the truth is in fashion – I’d say they’re right.’

Woody Allen's new film Rainy Day in New York may not even make it to the big screen. Timothée Chalamet (above on set), one of the stars of the upcoming film, has already said he will donate his salary to charity

Woody Allen’s new film Rainy Day in New York may not even make it to the big screen. Timothée Chalamet (above on set), one of the stars of the upcoming film, has already said he will donate his salary to charity

Farrow has publicly called out actors for working with or supporting Allen in the past

Farrow has publicly called out actors for working with or supporting Allen in the past

Allen was never charged in relation to the allegations and has long denied them.  

But Hollywood stars are continuing to distance themselves from the director.

Colin Firth was the latest to refuse to ever work with Allen again in light of the sex abuse claims made by Farrow. 

Firth starred in Allen’s 2014 film Magic in the Moonlight, shot before Farrow detailed the alleged abuse for the first time in her own words in an open letter published on a New York Times blog in 2014.

However he recently told the Guardian newspaper: ‘I wouldn’t work with him again.’

In recent weeks, actresses including Greta Gerwig, Rebecca Hall, Ellen Page and Mira Sorvino, have announced they regret working with Allen.

Oscar-winner Natalie Portman also told Oprah Winfrey in a televised interview with other actresses that she believed Farrow. 



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