Sparks flew Monday on “The View” after Barbara Walters defended director Woody Allen against allegations from adopted daughter Dylan Farrow that he had sexually assaulted her. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Walters’ comments sparked an argument with co-host Sherri Shepherd.
The issue has been a matter of debate since Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Allen and Mia Farrow, wrote a first-person account in The New York Times that alleges childhood abuse. Allen’s representative called the article “untrue and disgraceful.”
Walters cited her long friendship with Allen and talked about how he behaves with his two daughters and Soon-Yi Previn, his wife.
“I have rarely seen a father as sensitive, as loving and caring as Woody is, and Soon-Yi, to those two girls,” she said. “I don’t know about Dylan. I can only tell you what I have seen now.”
Shepherd pointed out that sometimes people who have done bad things seem nice to other people. “We’ve heard so many cases of people going, ‘He was the most wonderful person in the world. I would have never thought he would’ve…,’" she said.
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