- Alec Baldwin has come to director Woody Allen’s defense on Twitter.
- Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has long accused him of sexually abusing her when she was a child.
- In a series of tweets, Baldwin compared Dylan to a character in the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” who lies about being raped.
As more actors denounce director Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin is publicly standing with him.
Dylan Farrow, Allen’s adopted daughter, has long accused Allen of sexually abusing her when she was seven years old. And since the #MeToo movement has come to prominence in Hollywood, many actors have either said they would never work with Allen again, or in some cases, donated their salaries from his movies to charity.
But not Alec Baldwin.
Baldwin, who has starred in several of Allen’s films including “To Rome with Love” and “Blue Jasmine,” posted a series of tweets on Sunday in support of Allen. In the tweets, Baldwin compared Dylan to Mayella Ewell, a character in the classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” who lies about being raped.
1 of the most effective things Dylan Farrow has in her arsenal is the “persistence of emotion.” Like Mayella in TKAM, her tears/exhortations r meant 2 shame u in2 belief in her story.
But I need more than that before I destroy some1, regardless of their fame.
I need a lot more.
To say that @RealDylanFarrow is telling the truth is to say that @MosesFarrow is lying.
Which of Mia’s kids got the honesty gene and which did not?https://t.co/vpPhe5VFcG
If my defense of Woody Allen offends you, it’s real simple.
Allen has always denied the allegations from Dylan Farrow. Allen and Dylan’s brother Moses — whom Baldwin mentions in one of the tweets — say that Dylan’s mother, Mia Farrow, brainwashed her into telling this story to get revenge on Allen for cheating on her with their other adopted daughter, Soon-Yi. Allen had an affair with Soon-Yi and has been married to her for 20 years.