'Ignored and disbelieved': Woody Allen backlash grows as daughter revives allegations

Dylan Farrow: Why shouldn't I want to bring Woody Allen down ?

At a time when Woody Allen is under attack allegedly for sexually abusing an adoptive daughter in the past, one notable actor, Alec Baldwin, has gone against the pack and defended the 82-year-old Hollywood legend.

She has been vocal about the claims against her one-time dad for years.

But the sexual harassment firestorm that has brought down Hollywood titans such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey has fueled a growing backlash against Allen. Citing a lack of evidence, police did not charge Allen in connection with Dylan Farrow's accusations.

"But I do have to take this opportunity to say that, for me, I have really struggled with the decision to do that project for a long time". "Why shouldn't I be angry?"

According to a preview released by CBS, Farrow tells Gayle King, "I am credible, and I am telling the truth, and I think it's important that people realize that one victim, one accuser, matters". The full interview is to air Thursday.

Farrow said it's appropriate to be outraged about years of being "ignored and disbelieved, and tossed aside".

Allen's representatives did not respond to ABC News' requests for comment.

Allen has consistently denied the abuse allegation, maintaining his ex-partner and Farrow's mother, actress Mia Farrow, coached their daughter into making the claims.

In recent weeks, Mira Sorvino, Greta Gerwig, Rebecca Hall and Timothée Chalamet have also expressed regret for working with the director. "If I had known then what I know now, I would not have acted in the film (To Rome With Love)".

"I don't want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary to three charities: TIME'S UP, The LGBT Centre in NY, and RAINN", he wrote.

In December of a year ago, Farrow spoke up again, this time in an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times that questioned why the #MeToo movement had passed over her father even as it took down countless other kings of Hollywood for sexual misconduct.

Baldwin's tweets came after actor Timothee Chalamet, the breakout star of Call Me by Your Name, announced on Instagram that he was donating his salary from his role in Allen's most recent film, A Rainy Day in NY, to charities that fight sexual abuse and harassment.

Related News:

  • DOJ to review SEC revocation of Rappler's registration

    DOJ to review SEC revocation of Rappler's registration

    The Constitution requires that control for any Filipino media entity should be 100 percent. " Rappler has to comply". The decision has sparked an outcry within the Philippines from fellow journalists and social media .
    Turkey sends fresh aid trucks to Idlib, Syria

    Turkey sends fresh aid trucks to Idlib, Syria

    Tillerson illustrated how the US would continue trying to isolate Assad's government even as the USA objective is "stabilization". A USA disengagement from Syria would provide Iran with an opportunity to reinforce its position in Syria, Tillerson said.
    Man Living in MI  for 30 Years Deported

    Man Living in MI for 30 Years Deported

    Monday morning, the Garcia family had a family friend drive them to the airport, where they were told Jorge would be deported. Since then, they have met with immigration officials annually, and each time his deportation was delayed.
  • Bank of America (BAC) Downgraded to

    Bank of America (BAC) Downgraded to "Hold" at ValuEngine

    The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by KBW. (NASDAQ:AMBC) on Tuesday, December 13 with "Neutral" rating. The stock of Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC ) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Oppenheimer.
    Oliver Ivanovic, Kosovo Serb politician - obituary

    Oliver Ivanovic, Kosovo Serb politician - obituary

    Serbian government negotiators walked out of EU-mediated talks with Kosovo Albanians in Brussels after the news. The southern province declared independence in 2008, which was never recognized by Belgrade .
    Vikings QB Bradford's status remains up in air

    Vikings QB Bradford's status remains up in air

    Latavius Murray should emerge as a dominant force against a less than stellar New Orleans defensive front. However, for the Vikes to win in the playoffs , it will take a complete game from all three phases.
  • Tom Brady: Jags 'certainly the best team we've faced all season'

    Tom Brady: Jags 'certainly the best team we've faced all season'

    The Jaguars' defence has been playing amazingly, their pass-rush and cornerbacks in particular. "It's going to be tough". The only way to beat the Patriots is to get pressure on Tom Brady , and the Jaguars have the defense to do it.
    India record 100-run win over Australia in opener

    India record 100-run win over Australia in opener

    The contribution of the tail-enders was enormous , especially with Abhishek Sharma putting up a useful 23 off just 8 deliveries. Mavi and Nagarkoti were constant troubles for the young Australians as they kept changing their pace and length.
    Sony PS4 Pro 1TB Glacier White Is Up For Pre-order

    Sony PS4 Pro 1TB Glacier White Is Up For Pre-order

    To hype fans up, Capcom has released a new video showing the Rotten Vale area and the deadly monsters therein. It also gives you a taste of exactly how hard it will be to defeat some of the monsters.
  • The Trump White House Is the Most Gullible Place on Earth

    The Trump White House Is the Most Gullible Place on Earth

    Conway participated in one public interview with Wolff at an April 12 Newseum event in Washington marking Trump's first 100 days. If there was ever any fodder for the Twitterverse to sink their teeth into, this would be it.
    Google pulls apps showing pornographic adverts to children

    Google pulls apps showing pornographic adverts to children

    Crucially, all of the different types of attack that AdultSwine performs rely on you being deceived by content that it displays. The infected apps were discovered and disclosed Friday by researchers at cyber threat intelligence firm Check Point .
    Trump threat angers Iran, dismays allies

    Trump threat angers Iran, dismays allies

    On Friday, Mr Trump waived U.S. sanctions on Iran for another 60 days, leaving in place the nuclear deal signed by Barack Obama. Others were linked to support for the country's ballistic missile program, which falls outside the scope of the nuclear deal.


Most liked

China's Economy Posts First Growth Pickup in Seven Years
Analysts surveyed by AFP had predicted 6.8 per cent growth, which was better than the government target of around 6.5 per cent. This will, to some extent, affect financing of the real economy.

Neymar scores four, Cavani equals club record as PSG hammer Dijon
The duo garnered headlines during PSG's 2-0 win over Lyon a year ago when they argued over taking set pieces. Angel Di Maria, who netted PSG's first two goals, and substitute Kylian Mbappe were also on the scoresheet.

The world's biggest worries are environmental disasters, not economic collapse
Of the risks that could have the biggest impact to the world, after weapons of mass destruction, the next three are environmental. The including environmental threats from extreme weather and temperatures, economic inequalities and cyber attacks.

'Out!' - President Trump tosses CNN reporter out of Oval Office
A Trump staffer in the background can be heard saying, "Jim, thank you", before the CNN star presumably exited the room. CNN anchors and guests said the profanity 195 times in one day last week, according to the Media Research Center.

Stifle A Sneeze? Don't Even Think About It
Throughout my life, I've taken plenty of grief over my sneeze-which some perceive as loud and dramatic. Crepitus is a sign that air bubbles have gained entrance to the deep tissues and muscles of the chest.

Reliance Jio Now Offers More Data In Its Rs 153 Prepaid Plan
If you recharge your mobile number through wallets like Amazon Pay, MobiKwik, Paytm etc, you will get cashback worth up to Rs 300. The users have to be careful because these small sized packs will only work if SIM is inserted into the Jio Phone.

Philippines' Mayon volcano alert raised as eruption feared
Alert level 4 means an eruption is possible "within days" while level 5 is when a hazardous eruption is under way. Mayon lies in coconut-growing Albay province about 340 kilometers (210 miles) southeast of Manila .

Steve Bannon reportedly gets subpoenaed to testify in Russian Federation investigation
When he left the White House , Bannon said he would work to help Trump and wage a populist campaign from the outside. Bannon might also get questioned about the presidential transition.

Google Expanding Cloud Network with Three New Undersea Cables
Google will commission three new undersea cables in 2019 in a substantial expansion of its global infrastructure. Both are consortium cables, whereas Curie is Google's private cable linking Los Angeles and Chile.

Netanyahu to attend memorial for 2008 attack on Mumbai Jewish community center
Moshe left India after the attacks and has been living with his Grandparents, at Afula, which is situated in northern Israel. Moshe's grandfather Shimon Rosenberg said he and his wife will accompany their grandson when he lands in Mumbai on Tuesday.

California couple held for torturing their 13 children
Area resident Ilda Martinez described the area as a "very quiet neighborhood". "They're stable, they're being fed", he said. Two parents are being held on $9 million bail each after a horrific discovery at a home in Perris, California Sunday.

Iran's leading cleric extends sympathies on Sanchi tragedy
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani formed a special committee to investigate the cause of the incident last week. After more than a week burning in the East China Sea, an oil tanker that collided with a freighter has sunk.

'This place is a shithole' projection seems on Donald Trump's DC resort
This time around, Trump wasn't in Washington to see the projections in person as he spent the weekend at Mar-a-Lago. An artist projected "shithole" onto the front of Donald Trump's Washington DC hotel overnight.

Warrington bomb victim's father pays tribute to Dolores O'Riordan
Bono yelled " Linger " at the end of "A Rainy Night in Soho", referencing the Cranberries' hit song, according to the Blast . Higgins said O'Riordan and The Cranberries "had an enormous influence on rock and pop music in Ireland and internationally".

Palestine slams United States ambassador to Israel for 'complicating road towards peace'
The meeting was called in the wake of Trump's December 6 declaration on Jerusalem that deeply angered the Palestinians. There is some skepticism that the Palestinians will go as far as rescinding recognition of Israel.