The usually so likable Diane Keaton breaks her silence on Woody Allen, with whom she worked with on a number films including Annie Hall and Manhattan, saying he is her friend and she continues to believe in him. She then shared a 1992 TV interview in which Allen dismissed the claims made against him. Twitter was quick to react, with Judd Apatow leading the charge.
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. https://t.co/QVQIUxImB1
— Diane Keaton (@Diane_Keaton) January 29, 2018
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.He also took nude photos of this child who he had known since she was nine and left them out for his family to see. Narcissism. https://t.co/uhiTY5p7bh
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) January 30, 2018
In other Woody Allen news: Hayley Atwell apologizes for working with him.
A big thank you to Hayley Atwell for her support. https://t.co/dR16erwkZS
— Dylan Farrow (@RealDylanFarrow) January 29, 2018
You worked with Woody Allen just over a decade ago. How was that experience?
I haven’t spoken about this before. It was my first film and I didn’t feel directed by him at all. I didn’t have any kind of relationship with him. And that was fine but bizarre. It was a great opportunity, so I did the best I could and left. I didn’t know back then what I know now. Would I work with him now? No. And I stand in solidarity with his daughter and offer an apology to her if my contribution to his work has caused her suffering or made her feel dismissed in any way. It’s exciting that I can say this now and I’m not going to be blacklisted.
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