In an open letter recently published in The New York Times, Woody Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, detailed the alleged abuse she received from her father when she was a child. We haven't heard much from Farrow since the time of the alleged abuse in 1992, so many people have gone into a state of shock, and like many alleged abuse cases, people have already taken sides. Among those people are a few of the celebrities that Farrow called out in her letter, like Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin, who worked on Allen’s movie, Blue Jasmine.
After the letter was published, fans siding with Farrow took to Twitter to criticize celebrities like Baldwin himself for not reaching out and sending an apology to Farrow and her family. One individual tweeted, “@ABFalecbaldwin don’t you think maybe you owe #DylanFarrow an apology?”
In true Baldwin fashion, he responded with “What the f&@% is wrong w u that u think we all need to b commenting on this family’s personal struggle?”
Another follower tweeted “@ABFalecbaldwin disappointed in your response. You have 2 daughters. You should know better,” to which he replied with, “You are mistaken if you think there is a place for me, or any outsider, in this family’s issue.”
While some fans are strictly attacking these celebrities, Blanchett reached out to the family with her first public comment about the accusation: “It’s obviously been a long and painful situation for the family and I hope they find some resolution and peace," Blanchett said.
While both Baldwin and Blanchett have seemed to take a neutral stance on the events that have unfolded, celebrities like Girls actress Lena Dunham have made it a point to side with Farrow. The starlet tweeted the letter to her followers, saying “To share in this way is courageous, powerful and generous. Please read.”
Some of the other Blue Jasmine actors have not spoken about the accusations shared in Farrow’s letter, but a long list of people in the entertainment industry, like Dunham, have shared their thoughts on Twitter.