Barbara Walters fiercely defended besieged film director Woody Allen from allegations by his estranged daughter that he sexually assaulted her when she was a child during Monday’s edition of “The View.” Other “View” panelists tried to argue that Allen’s previous attraction to younger women could give credibility to the claims but Walters shut them down repeatedly.
“I know Mia, I have a good relationship with her,” Walters explained. “But I’ve been with Woody many times with his two daughters, he’s got almost a twenty-year-old marriage…I have rarely seen a father as sensitive, and as loving and as caring as Woody is to his daughters. I don’t know about Dylan, I can only tell you about what I’ve seen now, that it’s a good marriage and that he’s a loving, caring father.”
“She has nothing to gain in coming out and saying this” Jenny McCarthy countered.
“Supposedly, she’s very angry,” Walters responded. “But she’s doing it now because he’s up for an award, so the question is does your personal life interfere with the award?”
Guest panelist Dana Loesch thought maybe it was the best time to divert attention.
“Or maybe it’s because he’s up for an award!” Walters interjected sharply.
“We’ve heard so many cases where he was the most wonderful person in the world,” Sherri Shepherd argued.
“That’s not what I’m saying!” Walter interrupted.
Watch the heated discussion below: