Alec Baldwin Lashes Out at Fan Who Says He Owes Dylan Farrow an Apology After Woody Allen Sexual Abuse Essay
Woody Allen isn't the only one under the public's scrutiny after his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow released a shocking open letter in the New York Times, claiming Allen, 77, had sexually assaulted her at age 7. Critics and angry fans are also calling out some of the famed director's leading stars, including opinionated actor Alec Baldwin.
Baldwin, 55, who has starred in several of Allen's movies including the Oscar-nominated Blue Jasmine, took to Twitter to angrily answer the tweets of those offended by his work with Allen.
After one follower tweeted, "@ABFalecbaldwin don't you think maybe you owe #DylanFarrow an apology?," and the enraged actor replied, "What the f&@% is wrong w u that u think we all need to b commenting on this family's personal struggle?"
That wasn't enough for another fan who replied to Baldwin's comment saying, "@ABFalecbaldwin disappointed in your response. You have 2 daughters. You should know better," to which he replied, "You are mistaken if you think there is a place for me, or any outsider, in this family's issue."
Farrow's essay offered a graphic recollection of the alleged attack from back in 1993. In one section she described the incident in detail, writing, "When I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies. I remember staring at that toy train, focusing on it as it traveled in its circle around the attic. To this day, I find it difficult to look at toy trains."
The now 28-year-old also called out some of Allen's biggest stars, including Baldwin, asking them to consider their own children.
"What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?" she wrote. "Woody Allen is a living testament to the way our society fails the survivors of sexual assault and abuse."
But Baldwin refused to voice his true opinions on his director's actions, instead tweeting about the judicial system.
"USA is supposed to be THE place where you get a fair trial," he wrote. "Can a fair trial be conducted w everyone's tired opinions on the internet?"