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Judd Apatow Rips Diane Keaton’s Defense of Woody Allen

Producer invokes director’s relationship with Dylan Farrow’s sister Soon-Yi Previn

Producer Judd Apatow waded into the controversy surrounding Woody Allen, blasting Diane Keaton for tweeting that she “continue to believe” the director despite his daughter Dylan Farrow’s repeated accusations of molestation when she was a girl.

“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,” Apatow tweeted late on Monday, quoting Keaton’s statement of support. “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.”

Apatow did not reference Farrow’s accusations, but instead the very public story of how Allen and met his wife of two decades, Soon-Yi Previn. Previn was also the adopted daughter of Dylan Farrow’s mother, Mia Farrow. However, Allen did not adopt Previn.

Earlier in the day, Keaton had taken to Twitter to say Allen “is my friend and I continue to believe him.” The actress urged her followers to watch a 1992 “60 Minutes” interview in which Allen denied that he molested Dylan Farrow when she was 7.

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 the filmmaker, 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 Rebecca Hall, Timothee Chalamet and Griffin Newman.

Allen has consistently denied the accusations.

See Apatow and Keaton’s tweets below.

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