Diane Keaton defends Woody Allen against the molestation accusations brought to him. The actress continues to believe in his innocence in the name of their long-lasting friendship.

Woody Allen has been accused of child molestation by non other than his daughter, Dylan Farrow, now 32-years old. The accusations are relatively new, but the abuse allegedly occurred over 25 years ago.

In mid-January, in an interview for CBS This Morning, Dylan Farrow talked for the first time on national television about the molestation she endured from her adoptive father, director and actor Woody Allen. At the time, she was 7-years-old.

During the interview, Farrow said that he touched her private parts one day, when her mother, Mia Farrow, was out of the house, shopping. When she came back, Dylan told her what had happened and the two went to a pediatrician. But at the doctors, the girl was too embarrassed to share what had happened, at first. She eventually told him the same story she had told her mother.

When confronted, Allen said that it was an invention and that Mia had coached her daughter to say that. Dylan repeatedly denied having been coached and maintained her story line.

In fact, the first time she went public with it was in a letter for the New York Times dating from 2014.

Woody Allen, 82, has always denied the accusations.

Recently, 72-year-old Diane Keaton has jumped into Allen’s defense, stating that she still believed in his innocence. The actress posted on Twitter: “Woody Allen is my friend and I continue to believe him”. She added a link to an interview of his, saying: “It might be of interest to take a look at the 60 Minute interview from 1992 and see what you think.”

 

Woody Allen has been the first celebrity to warn about the effects of an outburst of sexual harassment accusations, which started with the Harvey Weinstein stories. At the time, the movie director said that there would be a fine line between what was going to be called the #MeToo movement and a “witch-hunt”.