Video: Not everyone thrilled with Woody Allen tribute
posted at 11:02 am on January 13, 2014 by Ed Morrissey
I’m not much of a fan of entertainment awards shows – I gave up the Oscars a few years back, and had never bothered with any others — so I missed the glitzy tribute to director Woody Allen. Diane Keaton, a former significant other of Allen’s, even did a song and dance, but at least two members of Allen’s former family took to Twitter to object. Mia Farrow opted for an oblique criticism of the presentation, but her son Ronan (who’s now a journalist) went more directly to the point:
Missed the Woody Allen tribute – did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) January 13, 2014
Ronan’s message was in reference to allegations of sexual abuse made by his sister, Farrow and Allen’s daughter, Dylan. Both he and his mother retweeted messages from others pointing to a Vanity Fair article that featured those allegations.
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) January 13, 2014
In 1994, a New York State appeals court judge ruling on custody of Farrow and Allen’s children determined the sexual abuse claims were inconclusive.
Shocker? Yeah, not really:
I'm shocked an industry that worships Roman Polanski would do such a thing: https://t.co/aMCo5r0Lnq
— In Nod to Brodigan (@brodigan) January 13, 2014