Hollywood producer Judd Apatow is on the warpath for anyone defending Woody Allen against allegations that he sexually molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.
Since 1993, Dylan Farrow has maintained that Woody Allen sexually molested her while he dated actress Mia Farrow. Allen has emphatically denied the accusation, claiming that his former partner Mia coached Dylan as part of a vicious custody dispute. The charges were ultimately dismissed by authorities. Moses Farrow, Dylan's brother, has defended Allen's innocence while asserting that Mia was the abusive one.
In recent weeks, as the allegations against Allen resurfaced, including a gut-wrenching interview with Dylan on CBS, actors who previously worked with the Oscar-winning director began denouncing their involvement by donating their salaries to the "Time's Up" movement.
Allen has had his few defenders, though, including frequent collaborator Diane Keaton and Alec Baldwin, both of whom assert Allen's innocence.
Baldwin was even more blunt in his defense by comparing Dylan Farrow to Mayella Ewell in "To Kill A Mockingbird."
"1 of the most effective things Dylan Farrow has in her arsenal is the 'persistence of emotion.' Like Mayella in TKAM, her tears/exhortations r meant 2 shame u in2 belief in her story. But I need more than that before I destroy some1, regardless of their fame. I need a lot more," he tweeted on Sunday. "To say that @RealDylanFarrow is telling the truth is to say that @MosesFarrow is lying. Which of Mia’s kids got the honesty gene and which did not?"
Judd Apatow has hit at both actors for defending Allen, which stands in line with previous statements he made in October, telling young actresses to "run" from Woody Allen roles.
"I see a man who wanted what he wanted and didn’t care that he was having an affair with a 19 year old when he was 54 who was also his daughter’s sister," Apatow wrote. "He also took nude photos of this child who he had known since she was nine and left them out for his family to see. Narcissism."
"Woody Allen was so awful to that family and all of those kids, some of whom were refugees, some with disabilities," he added in a follow-up tweet. "He is so proud of having no relationship with them. Can you imagine being around a family for a decade and not wanting to know any of the children? Heartbreaking."
Apatow is referencing Allen's sexual relationship with Mia's adopted daughter, Sun-Yi, who was 19 when she began a consensual relationship with the 54-year-old Allen.
On Alec Baldwin, Apatow asserted the actor had been "playing Trump too long and is losing his sense of where he ends and Trump begins."
Apatow has not yet publicly commented on the sexual misconduct allegations made against his frequent collaborator James Franco.