Embattled filmmaker Woody Allen was glimpsed emerging from a New York City hospital on Tuesday with his wife Soon-Yi Previn, marking the first time that he was seen in public since his stepdaughter Dylan’s explosive CBS interview.
Allen, 82, was captured on video dressed in his signature bucket hat, a light-grey jacket and loose-fitting brown pants, walking out of Weill Cornell Medical Center in Midtown Manhattan.
Previn, Allen’s adopted daughter whom he married in 1997, bundled up against the January chill in a glossy black jacket, which she accessorized with a large pink bag.
Embattled pair: Woody Allen was glimpsed emerging from a New York City hospital on Tuesday with his wife Soon-Yi Previn
The couple briefly lingered on the sidewalk before climbing into the back of a sedan.
Allen has been keeping a low profile since his stepdaughter Dylan Farrow, 32, went on CBS This Morning two weeks ago and accused the acclaimed Midnight In Paris director of sexually assaulting her while she played with a toy train set in an attic when she was seven years old.
Allen has consistently denied the allegations, which first surfaced in the 1990s and re-emerged in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal last year. He was never charged with a crime.
A growing number of Hollywood A-listers who previously worked with Allen have distanced themselves from the beleaguered filmmaker following the allegations from Farrow.
Bombshell interview: Allen has been keeping a low profile since his stepdaughter Dylan Farrow, 32, went on CBS This Morning two weeks ago and accused the acclaimed Midnight In Paris director of sexually assaulting her as a child
A Rainy Day In New York stars Timothee Chalamet and Selena Gomez announced earlier this month that they would donate their salaries from the forthcoming film to charity, including the Time’s Up initiative.
On Tuesday, Allen’s long-time collaborator Diane Keaton, who starred in Annie Hall and Love And Death, spoke out in his defense, tweeting in part: ‘Woody Allen is my friend and I continue to believe him.’
Director and producer Judd Apatow clapped back at Keaton, 72, on Twitter, writing: ‘I see a man who wanted what he wanted and didn’t care that he was having an affair with a 19-year-old when he was 54 who was also his daughter’s sister.’
Allen’s latest film may never be released, as the New York Times reported that Amazon, which financed A Rainy Day In New York, is seriously considering ending its relationship with Allen.
War of words: Diane Keaton, pictured left embracing Allen last June, sent out a tweet Tuesday in support of her ‘friend.’ Director Judd Apatow (right) hit out at the actress