Alec Baldwin calls “renunciation” of Woody Allen “unfair and sad”

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Apparently Alec didn’t receive the memo that “every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.”

From Hollywood Reporter: After actors Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Hall pledged to donate their salaries from their work on Woody Allen films to charity in light of the re-emergence of sexual abuse claims against Allen by adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, Alec Baldwin took to Twitter to say that he finds the public disapproval of Allen “unfair and sad.”

In a series of tweets posted Tuesday, Baldwin praised the director, stating that any charges made against Allen by Farrow were never filed. “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 with WA 3 times and it was one of the privileges of my career,” Baldwin wrote.

Chalamet and Hall’s decisions came after Farrow’s accusations resurfaced in wake of the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up initiative. In 2014, Farrow penned a letter to The New York Times, detailing her director father’s alleged abuse. Farrow wrote a similar op-ed for the Los Angeles Times last December, linking Allen to the #MeToo movement. Allen has repeatedly denied Farrow’s claim that he sexually assaulted her.

Baldwin argues that sexual abuse complaints should never be dismissed, but he says accusations should also be “treated carefully.” “Is it possible to support survivors of pedophilia and sexual assault/abuse and also believe that WA is innocent? I think so,” Baldwin tweeted. “The intention is not to dismiss or ignore such complaints. But accusing ppl of such crimes should be treated carefully. On behalf of the victims, as well.”

Last year, Baldwin quit using his personal Twitter account after receiving criticism for his opinions on the #MeToo movement. The actor expressed his sympathy for victims, admitting that his “goal is to do better in all things related to gender equality.”

Chalamet announced on Instagram Monday night that he will be donating his salary from his work on the upcoming Allen film A Rainy Day in New York to three charities: Time’s Up, the LGBT Center in New York and RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization.

“I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer … What I can say is this: I don’t want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary,” Chalamet said in his statement.

Chalamet’s co-star in Rainy Day, Rebecca Hall, also announced she would donate her salary from the film to Time’s Up last week.


21 responses to “Alec Baldwin calls “renunciation” of Woody Allen “unfair and sad”

  1. Woody was marr to Mia Darrow and divorced her to marry her young daughter. That made her furious and she cut off all her hair in a rage. Woody has always been a pervert!!! And he will never change!!

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  2. When there is a puff of smoke there are questions then facts but when its a raging inferno then there is fire and woody smells a lot like a camp fire.☻

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  3. I am NO FRIEND of Mr. McNasty, Alec Baldwin. Nor do I any longer follow Woody Allen, a master film-maker and director if there ever was one. His dialogue alone proves that he, at least at one time, knew how real people really talked.
    Woody Allen has made many of us, including me, laugh, and, more importantly, think. Even “Interiors,” one of his truly awful works, does this.
    One theme runs along Allen’s corpus of work, and that theme is the middle-aged man pursuing the adolescent female. On a more fundamental spiritual level, Brother Nathaniel Kapner, a convert from Judaism, has outlined how Allen wrought his Talmudic vengeance upon America in his movie, “Annie Hall,” and it is food for thought. (Br. Kapner has a You Tube Channel, at least for now).

    These things being said, I do not believe Allen molested Dylan. I am ready, willing and able to admit I may be wrong. The simple facts are these: I was not present when this abuse was said to have taken place. I am not being flippant here: The news has given us a story that, frankly, has to be adjudicated in court to establish the facts. This has never been done. (Furthermore, the District Attorney in Connecticut was credibly accused of malfeasance or some other improper conduct in his handling of the case, thus possibly making a proper adjudication of the case impossible, at least in that State).

    These things being said, Dylan believes she is telling the truth, and so does Ronan Farrow. Has Allen been credibly accused by anyone else?
    Again, Alec Baldwin speaks a simple truth, as awful as he is. Ultimately, this is a problem that Dylan, et al., are going to have to deal with. Have they taken the problem to God? Ultimately, only they can do that, and no one else can do that for them.
    Woody Allen has the same problem: He has to investigate the matter of God’s Existence for himself, and take the proper action, including conversion and prayer. Only HE can do that job, and NO ONE ELSE can do that for him.

    My late Mother told me something throughout my childhood and even after I became an adult. She told me, “Bad things happen to EVERYONE, Steven, but you DWELL in them.”
    Again, to all concerned: You have some bad thing in your life? STOP BUYING IT. You are in a problem that is real and is really annoying, and it even includes an Injustice? STOP DWELLING IN IT.
    I know my post here will anger a number of people. But I will say this: If Maria Gorretti took the attitude the Farrows have taken, even if she were right about it, she NEVER would have become a Saint. Sainthood is what we MUST be after: Leave the vengeance to GOD.

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    • You post doesn’t anger me, Steven. I think you’re right. I’m not a fan of Baldwin or Allen. I do see that this “#Metoo” thing is out of control (by design).

      Growing up I had a few girl friends. Believe it or not, every one save one told me they had been molested by a relative or friend. That’s not an excuse, it is a fact. All of the ones I knew got over it. That’s not a statement condoning it, it is simply an expansion of what you said about “bad things happen to people”. They do.

      I worked with several people who seemed to never get over anything, no matter how long ago it happened. I heard “I’m the daughter of alcoholic parents…..(What!) quite a few times. I used to say, “when you grow up do you think you’ll be able to get over it?”.

      Frankly, I can’t say whether this happened to his daughter or not. Accusations are easy to make, especially when they are being encouraged and there doesn’t seem to be any consequences for them.

      If it happened, I wish her the best. She should pray about it and move on in her life, not stagnate and keep reliving what she claims is a horrible memory. Based on my informal “survey” if every woman who claimed to have been molested came forward there wouldn’t be enough hours in the day to acknowledge them all.

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    • steven . . . . I would say your Mother was a very smart woman. When we forever live dwelling on our hurts, on trespasses which have occurred to us . . . we will forever remain in that agony. The fact that we cannot give it up, harms us far more than the original hurt.

      I certainly do agree with you . . . “Sainthood is what we MUST be after: Leave the vengeance to God.” It is only when we adhere to that teaching that we will be as humble as little children, and thus qualify to sit on the right hand of our God through out Eternity.

      It is highly important that as you have said, “each of us should take it (whatever that sin, problem, hurt, maybe) to Our God. He alone has the power to heal that part of us where we are broken in spirit. It almost seems to be that Dylan Farrow is and has been left festering in the throes of this grievous matter for several decades now; whether this was an actual occurrence, or an imagined occurrence, or an occurrence that has been planted in her mind by someone else. Until she can give this problem over to God, and let Him take care of it, either here on the Earth, or in Heaven, she will remain a young woman who is beset by unending grieving. Thus she will be the one who suffers the very most.

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  4. As an addition-Some women who were abused in their youth virtually drown in the consequences of it,holding it up as their blanket excuse for everything in their life that was or is not wonderful;others may think they’ve put it behind them and moved on,but there are signs readily visible that it still has some effect on them,in the little quirks and habits they probably aren’t even aware of. A rare few have done their homework,been through counseling and worked at wiping the bad effects of the abuse out of their lives and minds,but keeping the lessons learned. These last ones are the ones I admire,because they don’t go out and “make statements” or form protests,they give to support groups,join Assistance Leagues and speak to people who have escaped,or WANT to escape abusive situations,to help them be successful in their efforts. Most of them don’t want the publicity or accolades,they just want to bring good results. I’ve dated a couple of Women who fit this last group,and one even refused to wear her name badge;she used to say,”My name isn’t important-what I DO is important.” The first group desperately NEEDS to meet the last group.

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    • My sentiments precisely. For whatever reason, religious, cultural, etc., the reaction to it is what gets them. The “act” is long past. When something bad happens, if it needs a fix it should be immediate. Wallowing in self-pity for YEARS is not good for anyone. It should not be encouraged.

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    • truck . . . . what a wonderful addition to this discussion. I have known several young women who were victims of sexual violence, and it is absolutely true–many remain forever caught in the grips of the torment that the event brought into their lives. It is a wonderful thing when an individual can work through the problem and try to maintain a semblance of normalcy, free from the effects of an occurrence from their earlier lives.

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  5. i insist that child abuse should be dealt with the harshest punishment, that is leave the adult that was abused as a child taken matters into his/her hands. And whatever happens the adult (child) should not be punished for the actions taken against the perpetrator. Alec Baldwin and Woody Allen are cockroaches.

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    • Alma, I agree. My point is, if action is taken and they are convicted, they should be punished in accordance with the law. If nobody turns them in, I don’t know what to say. Even if I have no problem believing it, “belief” isn’t what’s needed to put them behind bars.

      At the moment everyone and anyone is coming up with allegations. It looks in this case like she actually tried to get them to charge him and they didn’t. I have no reason to doubt her, but he says he didn’t do it and it hasn’t been “proven” in a court of law.

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      • Agree with You.

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      • But Harvey Weinstein’s accusers haven’t “proven” their accusations in a court of law, and we believe them.

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        • Well, what are people asking for? Do they want him tried? I don’t know. If they do, fine. Do they just want him shamed? If they do that, and he didn’t do what they say, he can sue them.

          I suppose the same applies to Woody Allen. I’m not condoning him. There is just a difference in my mind between a minor child being abused by their step father and a grown woman seeking a role in Hollywood. Did she consent? I don’t think there should be that sort of harassment either, but did any of them turn him in?

          I personally don’t doubt that either Allen or Harvey the Hog did what they’re accused of. If their victims are seeking official punishment they will have to go to court.

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          • Daisy Previn, who was adopted in 1976 by Mia Farrow and her then-husband Andre Previn, said Woody Allen would quiz her and her sister Lark (both were under-aged at the time; Daisy was 15) about their sex life. He said: “Tell me what you did secretly with your boyfriends that you couldn’t tell your mom.” Daisy says she believes Allen “was trying to pick out one of us” and that Allen screened out Daisy and Lark because both girls had boyfriends, and zeroed in on the younger Soon-Yi, who never had a boyfriend and never kissed a boy.

            Daisy thinks Allen and Soon-Yi’s affair had begun much earlier than when Mia Farrow discovered it, when Soon-Yi was 19 and Allen was 56 years old. Daisy also believes that Dylan is telling the truth about Allen touching her when she was 7 years old.


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  6. With Allen’s long history of being a POS, how Baldwin can take his side and say that with a straight face is beyond me.

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  7. THESE situations are why an abuse needs to be dealt with immediately. If reporting it is put off,any evidence that could be used to catch and convict is lost,and a horrible event becomes a mere “allegation”. Legally,little,if anything,can be done for these women who were abused years ago,so the abusers walk free. MY concern is for men,possibly innocent,who are being accused of assault from far enough back there’s no way to prove it one way or the other. It doesn’t matter,in these cases,if the man was innocent or guilty-they automatically get declared guilty by the Court of Public Opinion,and poof-a man’s honorable reputation,garnered over years of being good and decent,is toast. That’s why we need to make it a point to hold false accusers legally responsible for the damage done when they accuse without actionable PROOF of a Crime. Maybe the possibility of jail time and a hefty fine would make women more likely to have evidence ready to prove their accusations BEFORE they open their mouths on that subject to authorities or the public.

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  8. The trouble with saying something about everything means you can’t be believed about much. Mr. Baldwin is in that position.

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