Babs Sticks up for Woody…..
Barbara Walters is firmly taking a side in the Woody Allen/Dylan Farrow war. On The View Monday, Feb. 3, the 84-year-old veteran journalist got into a fight with cohost Sherri Shepherd for defending her friend, director Allen, against his daughter Farrow’s Feb. 1 open letter claiming he sexually abused her at age 7.
“I have rarely seen a father as sensitive, as loving and as caring as Woody is and Soon-Yi to these two girls,” longtime New Yorker Walters said of Allen’s relationship with his wife of 17 years and their adopted daughters Bechet, 14, and Manzie, 13. “I don’t know about Dylan. I can only tell you what I have seen now. That it’s a good marriage, and he’s a loving, caring father. I think that has to be said.”
“She has nothing to gain by coming out and saying this, so it just makes me stop and question,” View cohost Jenny McCarthy countered of Dylan’s letter, published in the New York Times over 20 years after the abuse claims first surfaced.
“Supposedly she is very angry, but she is doing it now because he is up for an award,” Walters explained of the director’s latest Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay for Blue Jasmine. “So the question is: does you personal life interfere with the awards you may get?”
How can you just dismiss a person’s claims? They should always be taken seriously. Babs doesn’t know what goes on behind closed doors. Yes, Dylan and Ronan have NOTHING to gain./