Alec Baldwin Defends Woody Allen, Says Backlash Director Has Received Is ‘Unfair And Sad’

Alec Baldwin sparked controversy Tuesday as he took to Twitter to criticize other actors for voicing their regrets over working with Woody Allen.

Baldwin, 59, who has worked alongside Allen, 82, on the likes of “Blue Jasmine” and “To Rome With Love”, became the latest person to speak out about the director, insisting it’s “unfair and sad” to see other stars renounce his work.

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Baldwin tweeted, “Woody Allen was investigated forensically by two states (NY and CT) and no charges were filed. The renunciation of him and his work, no doubt, has some purpose. But it’s unfair and sad to me. I worked w WA three times and it was one of the privileges of my career.”

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“Is it possible to support survivors of pedophilia and sexual assault/abuse and also believe that WA is innocent? I think so. The intention is not to dismiss or ignore such complaints. But accusing people of such crimes should be treated carefully. On behalf of the victims, as well,” he later added.

The actor’s comments come after Dylan Farrow criticized actors for keeping quiet over the alleged abuse she endured at the hands of her father, despite countless women speaking out since the Harvey Weinstein scandal was exposed in October.

Since Farrow’s Los Angeles Times op-ed was published last month, actresses such as Greta Gerwig and Rebecca Hall have donated their salaries and spoken out about Allen.

Farrow is one of Allen’s three children with his ex, Mia Farrow. She accused the director of molesting her as a child in a February 2014 op-ed for The New York Times. An investigation into the claim took place in 1992 and provided no credible evidence. Allen continues to deny the allegations.

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