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Barbara Walters Defends Woody Allen

By Anne Cohen

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On a recent segment of “The View,” Barbara Walters aggressively defended Woody Allen against the sexual abuse allegations put forward by adopted daughter Dylan Farrow in a recent open letter to the public.

I know Mia, I have a good relationship with her,” Walters explained. “But I’ve been with Woody many times with his two daughters, he’s got almost a twenty-year-old marriage…I have rarely seen a father as sensitive, and as loving and as caring as Woody is to his daughters. I don’t know about Dylan, I can only tell you about what I’ve seen now, that it’s a good marriage and that he’s a loving, caring father.”

Jenny McCarthy tried to weigh in, arguing that she (Dylan) “has nothing to gain in coming out and saying this.”

Barbara would have none of it. “Supposedly, she’s very angry,” she responded. “But she’s doing it now because he’s up for an award, so the question is does your personal life interfere with the award?”

True or not, it’s clear that everyone is struggling with the idea. Watch the heated debate below:


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