Soon-Yi Previn, the wife of filmmaker Woody Allen, defended her husband of 25 years against charges that he sexually abused his adopted daughter.
The ‘Who Wore It Better’ of the #MeToo age: ‘Who Apologized Better?’
Piety doesn’t always equal truth. If the accusations against Woody Allen are false, he is as much a victim as anyone, Joshua Furst writes. And we are the victimizers.
L.A. Jewish Journal publisher Rob Eshman’s campaign to raise funds for Woody Allen to film in Israel has touched off a mini-media flurry over Allen’s merits as an artist and a Jew. Rob notes that Allen “has done much to define the image of ‘Jew’ in our time,” but has never been to Israel “as far as I know.”
Talk about the pot calling the kettle all sparkly and shining. Woody Allen went on record this past weekend at the Cannes Film Festival defending fellow filmmaker Roman Polanski. Polanski, who has been under house arrest in Switzerland since September and who faces possible extradition to the U.S., pleaded guilty in 1977 to statutory rape after having sex with a 13-year-old girl, Samantha Geimer.