Diane Keaton: ‘Woody Allen Is My Friend And I Continue to Believe Him’

Allen is losing supporters over daughter Dylan Farrow’s accusation that he molested her

Last Updated: January 29, 2018 @ 2:11 PM

While several actors who have worked with Woody Allen have now distanced themselves, one of his oldest muses is standing by him.

Saying Monday that Allen “is my friend and I continue to believe him,” Diane Keaton urged followers on Twitter to watch a 1992 “60 Minutes’ interview in which Allen denied that he molested his then-seven year old adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.

Allen was accused of molesting Dylan Farrow during his acrimonious and highly public split from Mia Farrow in 1992, though no charges were filed after a police investigation. Dylan Farrow brought the accusations back into the public eye in 2014 with a detailed New York Times essay, but the reaction from Hollywood was muted, Allen’s defenders very vocal, and the scandal largely blew over after two months.

However, following the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the related #MeToo movement, Farrow began to publicly call out entertainers who expressed support for victims of sexual abuse but continued to work with Allen. Since then, several people who have appeared in Allen’s films have publicly disavowed him, including Mira Sorvino, Greta Gerwig, and Rachel Brosnahan. Most notably, several cast members from Allen’s upcoming “A Rainy Day In New York” have announced they will donate their salaries to organizations that combat sexual abuse, including Timothee Chalamet and Griffin Newman.

Allen has consistently denied the accusations.