Dylan Farrow’s open letter detailing the sexual abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of adopted father, Woody Allen as a young child has Hollywood divided.
Allen lost custody and even visitation with Dylan in 1992 after her mother, Mia Farrow took then-seven-year-old Dylan's allegations public during her bitter custody battle with Woody—the couple had acrimoniously split after Mia found out Woody was having an affair with her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn after discovering naked photos of the teen—Woody and Soon-Yi married in 1997 and are still together.
He has never been prosecuted for sexually abusing his daughter and has always maintained his innocence.
"I hope they [the Farrow family] can find some sort of resolution and peace,” Cate Blanchett subsequently told a Hollywood blogger.
When Allen was awarded a Lifetime Achievement from the Golden Globes last month, Hollywood's elite effused about him as a talent, triggering an angry response from both Dylan’s mother, Mia, and brother, Ronan Farrow.
Baldwin has diplomatically remained neutral on the subject, despite others trying to “bait” him into discussing the ordeal. He called Dylan’s allegations “this family’s personal struggle.”
Team Farrow has its share of supporters as well though.
“To share in this way is courageous, powerful and generous,” tweeted Girls creator and star, Lena Dunham.
ESPN‘s Jane McManus notes “I haven’t watched a Woody Allen film in years, and I once enjoyed them. But now, his idea of a love story is impossible to see.”
And The Last Ship star Adam Baldwin slammed the actor/director, “Woody Allen being a #ShortEyes sexual predator shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.”