Woody Allen’s lawyer has jumped to the defense of his client following Twitter barbs courtesy of ex-wife Mia Farrow and son Ronan Farrow timed to coincide with his Golden Globes tribute Sunday night.
Allen’s longtime friend Diane Keaton accepted the award Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement for him–the director is notorious for avoiding awards shows–saying, “Woody’s women can’t be compartmentalized. They struggle, they love, they fall apart, they dominate, they’re flawed. They are, in fact, the hallmark of Woody’s work.”
But not all were so supportive. Just as the montage of Allen’s work began, Mia publicly tuned out with two quick tweets:
Ronan followed up a few hours later with a more direct accusation, reviving 1992 charges that Allen molested Farrow’s 7-year-old daughter Dylan.
At the time, a court found the accusations inconclusive, but the charges–combined with his marriage to Farrow’s other adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn–have permanently tarnished Allen’s image. But Dylan repeated the allegation in a November Vanity Fair article, telling writer Maureen Orth, “I’m scared of him, his image.”
Defending his client against the most recent Twitter attacks, lawyer Elkan Abramowitz said, “Years ago it was determined that the allegations concerning Woody and his daughter were false and totally improper.”
J-Connection: Woody Allen is Jewish.