Why is Barbara Walters defending Woody Allen?

This morning on The View Barbara Walters and co-host Sherri Sheppard got into a heated exchange regarding whether Woody Allen molested his step daughter. Walters says that she knows Allen and he is a loving father, but Sheppard says we don’t know what goes on behind closed doors. Allen ended up marrying his adopted daughter. Sheppard contends that Allen has shown that he is attracted to young girls. Allen is currently up for a number of awards and this story is re-surfacing. The question is should these allegations be factored into whether he receives awards for his directing skills? Share your thoughts.

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  • Kerry Parker  On February 3, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Barbara Walters: just because a person seems “nice” doesn’t always mean he is. My stepfather molested me for 13 years and when I finally got the balls to speak up, no one in my family believed me—just as my stepfather predicted. It cut like a knife when my grandmother said “not that nice man!”.

  • Mandy  On February 3, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Some fathers whisper sweet nothings in their daughter’s ear. I know. Barbara Walters, on the one hand, did a huge disservice to all who have been abused, on the other, a real service, because now more people will notice what’s going on.

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