Actress Diane Keaton stepped up to defend Woody Allen against accusations of child abuse in a recent Guardian profile, telling journalist Emma Brockes “I believe my friend.”
Back in February, Dylan Farrow, who accuses Allen of molesting her at age seven, called Keaton out by name in a scathing New York Times piece, alongside Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson and others who have worked with the director. “You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton,” she said at the time. “Have you forgotten me?”
Keaton had not publicly responded until this week. While speaking to The Guardian on the subject of her new memoir, Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, she was asked if she “resented” being dragged into the scandal, to which she replied that she did “not for a second” feel upset by Farrow’s criticism.
Journalist Brockes pressed for further detail, and Keaton responded by saying that she “didn’t know” Farrow’s mother Mia very well at the time, and then segued into a rambling anecdote about being friends with Meryl Streep and Sarah Jessica Parker. Her final word on the subject was “I have nothing to say about that. Except: I believe my friend.”