If we’re going to continue to like Fox News’ James Rosen, we’ll hope that the hashtag #woodysside means, “I’d like to hear Woody’s side” rather than, “I’m on Woody’s side.” After reading the linked article, “hero” is not a word we’d associate with Woody Allen in any context.
Ronan Farrow of all people broached the subject of child molestation Sunday while Allen was being honored with a tribute at the Golden Globe awards.
Kelsey Miller’s piece goes into further detail on “the Woody Allen story we need to stop forgetting,” involving Allen’s then-seven-year-old adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.
In September 1993, Connecticut state’s attorney Frank Maco declared that he would not prosecute Woody Allen in court for the charges of sexual abuse of a child. He did, however, publicly declare that he had both probable cause and evidence that such abuse had taken place. According to The New York Times, the decision was made to protect the child in question from the publicity and trauma of a court appearance. After all, Dylan Farrow, who’d recently told her mother and pediatrician what had happened in the family’s attic, was only 7-years-old.