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(Time)   Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin finally respond to Dylan Farrow's letter regarding Woody Allen's alleged sexual abuse   (entertainment.time.com) divider line 155
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2014-02-04 08:36:40 AM
I'd been waiting with bated breath.
 
2014-02-04 09:04:56 AM
You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?"

You may have answered your own question, Mia.  Dory Previn knew you, too.  And she ended up in the looney bin as a result.
 
2014-02-04 09:21:54 AM

Diogenes: You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?"

You may have answered your own question, Mia.  Dory Previn knew you, too.  And she ended up in the looney bin as a result.


Mia didn't ask the question, her daughter did.
 
2014-02-04 09:23:57 AM
This is like the Pope giving his opinion about priest's... right?
 
2014-02-04 09:24:00 AM

eldritch2k4: Diogenes: You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?"

You may have answered your own question, Mia.  Dory Previn knew you, too.  And she ended up in the looney bin as a result.

Mia didn't ask the question, her daughter did.


Ah, right.  Then I partially withdraw my comment.  I still believe Mia's a psycho who infects almost everyone she gets close to.  Including her children.
 
2014-02-04 09:24:06 AM
"Finally"
 
2014-02-04 09:33:02 AM
Alec deserves a pass for this, he was busy abusing his own daughter.
 
2014-02-04 09:33:16 AM
I think Hollywood needs to burn a bit over this. They seem to be pretty insular and protective over some pretty questionable stuff at times and it would be good for some light to get in there and expose some of the crap.
 
2014-02-04 09:33:36 AM

Brick-House: This is like the Pope giving his opinion about priest's... right?


About priest's what?
 
2014-02-04 09:42:16 AM

The Muthaship: Alec deserves a pass for this, he was busy abusing his own daughter.


Actually, his response was on point. He doesn't know what the hell went on, and we don't either.
 
2014-02-04 09:42:21 AM
I'll actually give credit to both of them for not taking sides in it, especially Baldwin who is a douchebag of the highest order.
 
2014-02-04 09:43:49 AM

ChrisDe: The Muthaship: Alec deserves a pass for this, he was busy abusing his own daughter.

Actually, his response was on point. He doesn't know what the hell went on, and we don't either.


Got it.

No more jokes around you.

Sorry!
 
2014-02-04 09:51:06 AM
"What the f&@% is wrong w u that u think we all need to b commenting on this family's personal struggle?" he tweeted Sunday. "So you know who's guilty? Who's lying? You, personally, know that?" he continued, adding: "You are mistaken if you think there is a place for me, or any outsider, in this family's issue." He later deleted his responses.

He shouldn't have deleted them. He was spot on.
 
2014-02-04 09:54:22 AM
pretty sure they responded at least 2 days ago
 
2014-02-04 09:56:03 AM
also:
Using her boobs as sock puppets Lena Dunham tweeted: "To share in this way is courageous, powerful and generous."

If someone whose whole skill set is gratuitous nudity backs someone
That's good enough for me
 
2014-02-04 10:02:53 AM

Trik: Lena Dunham ...someone whose whole skill set is gratuitous nudity


1.3/10
 
2014-02-04 10:03:12 AM

ChrisDe: The Muthaship: Alec deserves a pass for this, he was busy abusing his own daughter.

Actually, his response was on point. He doesn't know what the hell went on, and we don't either.


^^ THIS ^^   It's too bad more celebs don't have the sense to respond in the same manner.
 
2014-02-04 10:05:24 AM
Oh, ladies.  Who in their right mind would have a problem with free and unlimited access to all of that...Woody...Allen...meatstick?  Just having him writhe over the top of you, pumping away, that loose neck skin flapping in unison with each push of his shaky stick-figure legs, somehow reminding you of anorexic turtles.  And you have to wonder:  Does he take off his socks and glasses?  Would you look?
 
2014-02-04 10:06:00 AM

NicoFinn: "What the f&@% is wrong w u that u think we all need to b commenting on this family's personal struggle?" he tweeted Sunday. "So you know who's guilty? Who's lying? You, personally, know that?" he continued, adding: "You are mistaken if you think there is a place for me, or any outsider, in this family's issue." He later deleted his responses.

He shouldn't have deleted them. He was spot on.


Absolutely.  I don't like Alec Baldwin, but he was 100% correct.
 
2014-02-04 10:09:23 AM
Can anyone give me an unbiased rundown of this whole thing? I've been able to pick up little details (there was a taped deposition that was suspiciously stopped/started in between every question and answer, the whole thing was thrown out of court for lack of evidence, Mia Farrow has a reputation as a childish psycho), but I have no idea what the full story is and I can't find a concise account anywhere.
 
2014-02-04 10:09:37 AM
"No WAY did I molest her, I'm not into homely fat white chicks, I'm more into feeding my Asian fever." --Shia LaBeouf
 
2014-02-04 10:12:52 AM

NicoFinn: "What the f&@% is wrong w u that u think we all need to b commenting on this family's personal struggle?" he tweeted Sunday. "So you know who's guilty? Who's lying? You, personally, know that?" he continued, adding: "You are mistaken if you think there is a place for me, or any outsider, in this family's issue." He later deleted his responses.

He shouldn't have deleted them. He was spot on.


He's obviously never encountered either abuse victims or "abuse victims". If he had, he'd know that anyone who doesn't immediately and constantly focus solely on the pain of the victim (or "victim") is "perpetuating the abuse."
 
2014-02-04 10:17:16 AM

Jizz Master Zero: Can anyone give me an unbiased rundown of this whole thing? I've been able to pick up little details (there was a taped deposition that was suspiciously stopped/started in between every question and answer, the whole thing was thrown out of court for lack of evidence, Mia Farrow has a reputation as a childish psycho), but I have no idea what the full story is and I can't find a concise account anywhere.


The details that are missing make a huge difference. Has Dylan been tortured with this secret her whole life, or did she go to some wacky shrink who "recovered" a memory of abuse? Without knowing more, I just don't feel comfortable taking one side or the other.
 
2014-02-04 10:20:23 AM

INeedAName: I think Hollywood needs to burn a bit over this. They seem to be pretty insular and protective over some pretty questionable stuff at times and it would be good for some light to get in there and expose some of the crap.


Many of the Hollywood types are in the same crowd that say if a woman claims to have been raped she must be believed, They are normally not so shy in voicing their opinions are matters like this.... unless of course it is of of their own Allen , Polanski, Clinton any Kennedy. Then it becomes not really any of their business or as in the case of Polanski it was not "rape, rape" and excusable.

Do I think Allen is a creepy pervert who I would not trust around kids? Yes. I s he innocent till proven guilty Yes. The actions of Mia and company right now leave me with too much room for reasonable doubt at this point. Allen would not be the first man to be falsely accused thanks to the coaching of a child by a bitter ex.


Is he overrated in his profession. Most definitely.
 
2014-02-04 10:23:34 AM
but woody didn't do nothin' wrong.

and even tho it is apparently obvious that he did, he made those movies people like so no one cares.

isn't that the real jist here?  if you are a successful film maker, you can be a pedo no prob?
 
2014-02-04 10:25:51 AM

hasty ambush: Allen would not be the first man to be falsely accused thanks to the coaching of a child by a bitter ex.


and just sometimes....  people actually DO the things people accuse them of, sometimes PRECISELY because they full well know they can get away with it.
 
2014-02-04 10:35:13 AM

Jizz Master Zero: Can anyone give me an unbiased rundown of this whole thing? I've been able to pick up little details (there was a taped deposition that was suspiciously stopped/started in between every question and answer, the whole thing was thrown out of court for lack of evidence, Mia Farrow has a reputation as a childish psycho), but I have no idea what the full story is and I can't find a concise account anywhere.


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/27/the-woody-allen-all eg ations-not-so-fast.html

This is a look at the allegations, with full disclosure of the author being the director of the PBS documentary on Allen.
 
2014-02-04 10:36:03 AM

Jizz Master Zero: Can anyone give me an unbiased rundown of this whole thing? I've been able to pick up little details (there was a taped deposition that was suspiciously stopped/started in between every question and answer, the whole thing was thrown out of court for lack of evidence, Mia Farrow has a reputation as a childish psycho), but I have no idea what the full story is and I can't find a concise account anywhere.


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/27/the-woody-allen-all eg ations-not-so-fast.html
 
2014-02-04 10:36:43 AM

frepnog: hasty ambush: Allen would not be the first man to be falsely accused thanks to the coaching of a child by a bitter ex.

and just sometimes....  people actually DO the things people accuse them of, sometimes PRECISELY because they full well know they can get away with it.


It's something of a dilemma.
 
2014-02-04 10:37:07 AM

frepnog: hasty ambush: Allen would not be the first man to be falsely accused thanks to the coaching of a child by a bitter ex.

and just sometimes....  people actually DO the things people accuse them of, sometimes PRECISELY because they full well know they can get away with it.


In any case, calling out people who didn't, under any scenario, have anything to do with your abuse (real or imagined) and dragging them into your sh*t is simply attention-whoring.

Even moreso when the people being called out in public happen to be celebrities.
 
2014-02-04 10:38:45 AM

frepnog: hasty ambush: Allen would not be the first man to be falsely accused thanks to the coaching of a child by a bitter ex.

and just sometimes....  people actually DO the things people accuse them of, sometimes PRECISELY because they full well know they can get away with it.


Like Bill Murray?
 
2014-02-04 10:39:20 AM

kanesays: Jizz Master Zero: Can anyone give me an unbiased rundown of this whole thing? I've been able to pick up little details (there was a taped deposition that was suspiciously stopped/started in between every question and answer, the whole thing was thrown out of court for lack of evidence, Mia Farrow has a reputation as a childish psycho), but I have no idea what the full story is and I can't find a concise account anywhere.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/27/the-woody-allen-all eg ations-not-so-fast.html

This is a look at the allegations, with full disclosure of the author being the director of the PBS documentary on Allen.


missed it by a minute but no matter, more people in threads like this need to read this article.

 markfara:

He's obviously never encountered either abuse victims or "abuse victims". If he had, he'd know that anyone who doesn't immediately and constantly focus solely on the pain of the victim (or "victim") is "perpetuating the abuse."

this
 
2014-02-04 10:40:12 AM
Roman Polanski oddly silent on the matter.
 
2014-02-04 10:42:20 AM

Mad_Radhu: Jizz Master Zero: Can anyone give me an unbiased rundown of this whole thing? I've been able to pick up little details (there was a taped deposition that was suspiciously stopped/started in between every question and answer, the whole thing was thrown out of court for lack of evidence, Mia Farrow has a reputation as a childish psycho), but I have no idea what the full story is and I can't find a concise account anywhere.

The details that are missing make a huge difference. Has Dylan been tortured with this secret her whole life, or did she go to some wacky shrink who "recovered" a memory of abuse? Without knowing more, I just don't feel comfortable taking one side or the other.


That's about the only part of this I do know something about: The allegations came up when Woody Allen and Mia Farrow were fighting for custody of the kids way back when. It was thrown out (seemingly because of some shady details on Farrow's part, this is the main part that I'm unclear on) and hasn't really been dredged up again until Mia made a snarky tweet and Roman went on a Twitter rant after Allen's Golden Globes award a few weeks ago. It seems like Mia is fairly quiet about it beyond her Twitter comment, but Roman has gone full throttle and won't shut up about it and here we are.
 
2014-02-04 10:43:15 AM

kanesays: Jizz Master Zero: Can anyone give me an unbiased rundown of this whole thing? I've been able to pick up little details (there was a taped deposition that was suspiciously stopped/started in between every question and answer, the whole thing was thrown out of court for lack of evidence, Mia Farrow has a reputation as a childish psycho), but I have no idea what the full story is and I can't find a concise account anywhere.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/27/the-woody-allen-all eg ations-not-so-fast.html

This is a look at the allegations, with full disclosure of the author being the director of the PBS documentary on Allen.


Awesome, thanks!
 
2014-02-04 10:51:33 AM

kanesays: This is a look at the allegations, with full disclosure of the author being the director of the PBS documentary on Allen.


The link speaks well to the stuff about Woody's (now) wife, but adds absolutely no value to the stuff Dylan has accused him of.  It's pure speculation on the author's part.
 
2014-02-04 10:55:46 AM

Jizz Master Zero: Roman has gone full throttle and won't shut up about it and here we are.


*Rowan

And...you mean the son of Frank, who Mia conceived while Frank Sr was married? Not to mention the age difference.

Mia is insane. Planting false memories in a child is pretty terrible.
 
2014-02-04 10:56:28 AM

Jizz Master Zero: kanesays: Jizz Master Zero: Can anyone give me an unbiased rundown of this whole thing? I've been able to pick up little details (there was a taped deposition that was suspiciously stopped/started in between every question and answer, the whole thing was thrown out of court for lack of evidence, Mia Farrow has a reputation as a childish psycho), but I have no idea what the full story is and I can't find a concise account anywhere.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/27/the-woody-allen-all eg ations-not-so-fast.html

This is a look at the allegations, with full disclosure of the author being the director of the PBS documentary on Allen.

Awesome, thanks!


To add, I keep seeing these quotes pop up in discussions about this case:

Regarding the doctor who testified that no abuse had taken place:

in sworn testimony in the custody case, that he made several mistakes during the course of the investigation. One of those was his false characterization of Dylan's active imagination as a thought disorder.

And this:

On Aug. 4, 1992, a babysitter claims she saw Allen kneeling in front of Dylan, who was sitting on a couch in the den of the Bridgewater home. Dylan was wearing a dress, but no underpants. She stared blankly at the TV screen. The babysitter told authorities she notice that Allen's head was between the girl's legs, very close to her crotch.----- this was corroborated by the babysitter. Found by the judge to be true. The judge bitterly describing Woody Allen as a "self-absorbed, untrustworthy and insensitive" father, a judge in Manhattan yesterday rejected his attempt to win custody of his three children and awarded custody to their mother, Mia Farrow

Aug. 4 incidents, Allen tried to set preconditions for an interview with the state police. One of the preconditions was that any statements made by Allen could not be used to impeach him. The state police did not comply.


But never any source. Does anyone know where these quotes are from or if they are legitimate?
 
2014-02-04 10:59:05 AM
As Woody once said, "The heart wants what the heart wants."  Whether that be marrying your ex-gf's daughter or molesting your own.
 
2014-02-04 10:59:17 AM

s2s2s2: Mia is insane.


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2014-02-04 11:01:28 AM
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2014-02-04 11:01:45 AM

mjbok: kanesays: This is a look at the allegations, with full disclosure of the author being the director of the PBS documentary on Allen.

The link speaks well to the stuff about Woody's (now) wife, but adds absolutely no value to the stuff Dylan has accused him of.  It's pure speculation on the author's part.


Not really. The article pretty much lays out the history of the incident, while explicitly refusing to speculate. It also paints Dylan as the victim of abuse... from her mother, Mia Farrow.
 
2014-02-04 11:02:01 AM

NicoFinn: "What the f&@% is wrong w u that u think we all need to b commenting on this family's personal struggle?" he tweeted Sunday. "So you know who's guilty? Who's lying? You, personally, know that?" he continued, adding: "You are mistaken if you think there is a place for me, or any outsider, in this family's issue." He later deleted his responses.

He shouldn't have deleted them. He was spot on.


Must have been a new sensation for him as a over-sharing celebrity of limited anger management.

Although he was funny in a car with Seinfeld.
 
2014-02-04 11:02:02 AM

Jizz Master Zero: Mad_Radhu: Jizz Master Zero: Can anyone give me an unbiased rundown of this whole thing? I've been able to pick up little details (there was a taped deposition that was suspiciously stopped/started in between every question and answer, the whole thing was thrown out of court for lack of evidence, Mia Farrow has a reputation as a childish psycho), but I have no idea what the full story is and I can't find a concise account anywhere.

The details that are missing make a huge difference. Has Dylan been tortured with this secret her whole life, or did she go to some wacky shrink who "recovered" a memory of abuse? Without knowing more, I just don't feel comfortable taking one side or the other.

That's about the only part of this I do know something about: The allegations came up when Woody Allen and Mia Farrow were fighting for custody of the kids way back when. It was thrown out (seemingly because of some shady details on Farrow's part, this is the main part that I'm unclear on) and hasn't really been dredged up again until Mia made a snarky tweet and Roman went on a Twitter rant after Allen's Golden Globes award a few weeks ago. It seems like Mia is fairly quiet about it beyond her Twitter comment, but Roman has gone full throttle and won't shut up about it and here we are.


and it's really just... embarrassing at this point. why are they doing this in such a public way? why now? before I read the dailybeast article I was not sure who to believe but after reading it and the detailed way the author lists all of Mia's actions over the years it's pretty obvious who to believe.
 
2014-02-04 11:02:35 AM
Huh. I wonder if Alec Baldwin gave a noncomittal statement or a profanity-laced tirade?

*clicks*

Yes.

//coulda been worse
 
2014-02-04 11:03:17 AM

markfara: NicoFinn: "What the f&@% is wrong w u that u think we all need to b commenting on this family's personal struggle?" he tweeted Sunday. "So you know who's guilty? Who's lying? You, personally, know that?" he continued, adding: "You are mistaken if you think there is a place for me, or any outsider, in this family's issue." He later deleted his responses.

He shouldn't have deleted them. He was spot on.

He's obviously never encountered either abuse victims or "abuse victims". If he had, he'd know that anyone who doesn't immediately and constantly focus solely on the pain of the victim (or "victim") is "perpetuating the abuse."


I think the most abusive part are the quotation marks left on the victim's reputation.
 
2014-02-04 11:05:26 AM

Cletus C.: Roman Polanski oddly silent on the matter.


See if you can talk through a Girl Guide's cookie box!

/hell, I'm going to it.
 
2014-02-04 11:07:34 AM
why does everyone think Mia is the one with problems?

/seriously, I don't know
 
2014-02-04 11:07:57 AM

s2s2s2: Jizz Master Zero: Roman has gone full throttle and won't shut up about it and here we are.

*Rowan

And...you mean the son of Frank, who Mia conceived while Frank Sr was married? Not to mention the age difference.

Mia is insane. Planting false memories in a child is pretty terrible.


The child is now 28 years old and knows the difference between false and true memories. Until this one letter she's never used a public forum to draw attention to herself. She isn't selling a book, going on TV or making money off of this.

I don't know about you, but I'm willing to take the woman at her word.
 
2014-02-04 11:08:39 AM

frepnog: and just sometimes.... people actually DO the things people accuse them of


There. You just said the word sometimes but you clearly mean always and definitely. Fact is we do not know. And we probably never will because it looks like all involved are nuts enough as to be unreliable. And finally, they're the rich and famous. We're the little people. They'll have to work this out themselves. I am no more comfortable letting abuse go unpunished than I am prosecuting a guy who didn't do it. Good day.
 
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