Dylan Farrow wonders why Woody Allen still gets away with it


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/08/dylan-farrow-wonders-why-woody.html


#2

If a court isn’t willing to convict these people, why should anyone else be expected to do anything?


#3

Because prosecution and conviction is an unreasonable standard for believing victims of crimes, for committing to the very minor remedies of firing a creep or refusing to work with him for fame and fortune’s sake.

It is a reasonable standard for putting them in prison, though, I’ll give you that!


#4

If you knew someone had a history of sexually assaulting your family, friends and coworkers would you just advise everyone to let it slide until that person was convicted of a crime in a court if law?

Weinstein still hasn’t even been charged with a crime and people don’t seem to have a problem cutting ties with him.


#5

Woody Allen has lost his talent as a director, in my opinion. He’s now just producing incoherent potboilers that let him travel the world finding new victims. Poor old man. This is what happens when you lie to yourself & the world consistently.

Contrast with Al Franken, whose resignation cost us an intelligent & dedicated representative.


#6

I only like his older funny films.


#7

Well last i read a 7th woman had come forward with allegations against Franken so it’s apparently not just over a single sophomoric joke.


#8

Franken didn’t resign over a joke. He resigned due to pressure from his own party’s leadership after a significant number of credible witnesses came forward describing a pattern of inappropriate sexual behavior over a span of many years.


#9

Perhaps, but the trial over the molestation of Dylan was pretty well botched. Frankly both Woody and Mia belong behind bars, though him probably more so.


#10

As this has already been to court and Woody Allen has been found not guilty i’m guessing that is why. for a good read on the matter try this piece: https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-woody-allen-allegations-not-so-fast


#11

Bill Cosby seems to laying way the fuck low these days since all these harassment and assault stories have been breaking. Nary a peep. Hmmm


#12

Speaking of “it’s been in court”…


#13

He hasn’t had any other “victims” before or after. Not the usual pattern but hey if you know something the rest of us don’t…


#14

“…still gets away with it” implies Woody Allen is currently molesting children. Is he?

So far we have one accusation, and I think when an accusation like that is made our instinct is to assume it’s true. There’s definitely a lot of weirdness surrounding the whole thing, and I am perfectly willing to believe he’s guilty if proven so (or if more accusers come forward), but basically I have to consider Woody Allen as maybe a creep, but not guilty of a crime until something more definitive comes out. I also have look at Mia Farrow and wonder if she had ulterior motives in that whole mess.


#15

Because you have moral agency. At least I assume this to be the case.


#16

I’ve heard about this guy off and on during my life (born in early 80’s); so, just now I pulled up his wikipedia page. Haven’t seen a single film, scarcely even heard of any. Does this make me unsophisticated or something? I swear I haven’t been living under a rock!

Well, I’ve got a very long and ever-expanding list of films to view, don’t care much who he inspired or what a genius he is…forget it


#17

I think if you read Dylan Farrow’s account (see below), you might reconsider.

This is also a good read on the matter: https://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/01/an-open-letter-from-dylan-farrow/


#18

I was born at the end of the 60s, and I came here mostly just to say that I’ve always loathed Woody Allen. He’s a fucking tired old trope, and has been (IMHO) since he was a young man. And he’s a serious creep…which failed to surprise me in the least when all this crap started coming to light. Who the actual fuck can condone a man marrying his stepdaughter, a kid some 35 years younger…?


#19

I would buy a ticket to a Cosby gig, just so I could shout “rapist” before every punchline.


#20

seven people have come forward.