During a discussion about Dylan Farrow’s account of what she says Woody Allen did to her when she was seven years old, Barbara Walters gave such an impassioned defense of Allen that he might want to think about hiring her as his lawyer:
This is from a 1976 People Magazine interview with Woody Allen:
He goes on: “I’m open-minded about sex. I’m not above reproach; if anything, I’m below reproach. I mean, if I was caught in a love nest with 15 12-year-old girls tomorrow, people would think, yeah, I always knew that about him.” Allen pauses. “Nothing I could come up with would surprise anyone,” he ventures helplessly. “I admit to it all.”
That is of course proof of nothing but does provide an insight into a twisted mind. Evidence? No. A clue? Most likely.
Hollywood still loves Woody Allen, so maybe Barbara Walters was afraid to be too critical and blow future interview opportunities. You have to wonder how sick the accusations against Allen would have to be for them to stop lauding him in this manner:
I have that same suit Diane Keaton was wearing except in brown.