Jeff Daniels Believes Woody Allen Molested Dylan but Would Possibly Work With Him Again

We've been covering the Woody Allen saga left and right ever since Dylan Farrow's sexual abuse allegations against her 82-year-old father were reignited courtesy of the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements late last year. Mia Farrow and her kids Ronan and Dylan have vehemently stayed true to their convictions, even as Alec Baldwin was condemning them as basically liars earlier this month,  and that has no doubt raised a spark akin to a domino effect in the industry with Ellen PageGreta GerwigRebecca Hall, and Timothée Chalamet all expressing remorse in having worked with the director in the past. Allen's reputation has taken a major hit that will no doubt have Amazon wondering what their next move should be in regards to that nice, big contract Allen signed with them a few years back. Will they change their tune on the director? Who knows.

It seems like there's no middle of the road when it comes to Woody, you either are with him, believe his side of the story, or are aggressively against him and side with Mia, Dylan and Ronan (of note, older brother Moses says they are lying as well). However, Jeff Daniels, in a strange bit of pronouncement, whom has worked with Allen in 1985 on the indisputably great “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” also starring Mia Farrow, seems to be taking the middle of the road when it comes to Allen. Daniels and co-star Peter Sarsgaard were on “Meet the Press Daily” promoting the Hulu series “The Looming Tower,” when host Chuck Todd asked them about working with Allen, Sarsgaard was in 'Blue Jasmine," playing Cate Blanchett's boy-toy on the side. If the latter said he would refuse to work with Allen in the foreseeable future, Daniels was odd in his response, believing Dylan's accusations but still tempted to work with Woody:

“It’s a difficult decision because of ‘Purple Rose of Cairo,'” Daniels said. “That movie will always be a great experience, a great movie for me, and he will always be a great American filmmaker. I got to work with him at the age of 30, and it changed my life.”

“I believe Dylan Farrow, would I do another one with Woody? The difficult decision would be to turn him down.” said Daniels whose big break in “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” garnered the 53-year-old actor a Golden Globe nomination.

So, let me get this straight, the actorbelieves Dylan when she says that her dad molester her back in the summer of 1992, when when she was just 7 years of age but would still think about working with the "perpetrator" again? That is morally skewed. Don't get me wrong, it's fine to believe Allen's accusations might not be true, everyone has the right to due justice and some of the gaping holes in the Mia/Dylan account do give one the assumption of doubt in this case, but if you really believe that a 56-year-old Allen committed such a heinous act towards a 7 year-old then why in the living hell would you want to work with that kind of person again?

“The Looming Tower,” a 10-episode mini-series from Hulu, will premiere on February 28

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