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    By now, you probably heard of the open letter written by Dylan Farrow where she talks about the alleged abuse she received from Woody Allen when she was seven:

    An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow - The New York Times

    What are your thoughts on the situation? It seems like an almost impossible case. I don't think the police can investigate the matter because it supposedly happened a long time ago. Pretty much any evidence back then wouldn't exist today, and people's memories can change over time. On the other hand, there is a possibility that there is an abuser who essentially got away with a crime and is living free today.

    Still, we presume people are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Woody Allen hasn't been charged with a crime, much less convicted of one. That being said, would you be comfortable working with him or watching one of his movies? Why or why not? More importantly, can justice be served in a situation like this? Are we being fair to Dylan Farrow and Woody Allen?
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    I couldn't care less, but I did listen to a couple interviews about it. One thing that was brought up was the timing of this scandal, or whatever you want to call it, and her brother launching a new show on MSNBC. Draw your own conclusions, but that person thinks this was just a fabricated PR stunt
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    Well, Woody Allen absolutely abused my sense of humor when I was younger.

    Does that count for anything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooncatt View Post
    Draw your own conclusions, but that person thinks this was just a fabricated PR stunt
    It's not outside the realm of possibility that this could be a stunt. On the other hand, if it's not a stunt, are we essentially blaming a potential victim for a crime that was allegedly done to her?
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    The statute of limitations should never expire on rape. I 100% believe her...it is disgusting to infer that she's doing this as a publicity stunt...she has nothing to gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolittdroid View Post
    The statute of limitations should never expire on rape.
    Even if the statute didn't expire, is there enough evidence to take Woody Allen to court?
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    Seems her brother has come out saying the story isn't true and that she and Woody had a good relationship growing up. No apprehension or anything on her part when seeing him.

    I believe her response to that is her brother is now dead to her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooncatt View Post
    Seems her brother has come out saying the story isn't true and that she and Woody had a good relationship growing up. No apprehension or anything on her part when seeing him.

    I believe her response to that is her brother is now dead to her.
    Still, none of that is sufficient evidence to start a trial in court or clear Woody Allen's name, right?
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    I wonder how many people would think Woody Allen is innocent or should be afforded due process but in the same breath would say that Michael Jackson is guilty as sin. IIRC, the people that accused MJ of molestation were mostly coached and were looking for payday. I don't believe Farrow is really looking for a payday, but people have insinuated much worse for much less. I've never been real fond of Woody Allen's work anyways. I think it's mostly because by the time I started watching movies, his character roles were mostly cliche.
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    I wonder how many people would think Woody Allen is innocent or should be afforded due process but in the same breath would say that Michael Jackson is guilty as sin. IIRC, the people that accused MJ of molestation were mostly coached and were looking for payday. I don't believe Farrow is really looking for a payday, but people have insinuated much worse for much less. I've never been real fond of Woody Allen's work anyways. I think it's mostly because by the time I started watching movies, his character roles were mostly cliche.
    I wonder how many people think Roman Polanski was "innocent"....half of Hollywood would signed a petition for him and he's been hiding overseas for years.

    It's interesting to me that so many people are saying he's innocent when he lost four different suits pertaining to the rape and he was in therapy for being inappropriate with Dylan. I guess people will believe whatever fits their agenda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolittdroid View Post
    I wonder how many people think Roman Polanski was "innocent"....half of Hollywood would signed a petition for him and he's been hiding overseas for years.

    It's interesting to me that so many people are saying he's innocent when he lost four different suits pertaining to the rape and he was in therapy for being inappropriate with Dylan. I guess people will believe whatever fits their agenda.

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    He was another case that I thought was kind of odd, especially with everyone that tried to go out of their way to get him pardoned. I'd like to see the people that were pleading for him to be allowed back in the U.S. to talk to the victims and the families of the victims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TXGTOU View Post
    He was another case that I thought was kind of odd, especially with everyone that tried to go out of their way to get him pardoned. I'd like to see the people that were pleading for him to be allowed back in the U.S. to talk to the victims and the families of the victims.
    Roman Polanski is a different case because he was convicted. He is living overseas as a fugitive. He can never return to the US because he will be thrown into prison the minute he steps on US soil.

    Wood Allen is different because he hasn't been brought to court. Unless new evidence comes up, we will never know whether Woody Allen is truly innocent or guilty. We simply presume he's innocent because there is not enough evidence to convict him.
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    Pedophilia is one of the worst crimes that can happen to an individual. And it shouldn't be taken lightly but you have to take into account where the accusation is coming from because being falsely accused of pedophilia is also one of the worst crimes that can ever happen to an individual.

    Mia Farrow has raised a house full of vindictive, angry, aggressive kids that have a lot of hate towards her ex. They were raised to hate anything Allen said or did. If you have ever heard her interviewed, you will hear just how incredibly aggressive and hateful she is not only about Allen but about many things in her life. She is a sad, unhappy, pitiful woman who used men to get ahead and can't believe Woody Allen would dump her for not only her adopted daughter, but someone "not as pretty as Mia". She has passed that same aggressive negativity to her children and you can hear and see it in them. In my job I see many men get accused of being pedophiles by angry, vindictive, hate filled wives and family members that have intricate stories that lead to nothing. Many wives even admit that they made all of it up because they were angry at the ex. But the accusation is enough to keep some from working and living normal lives. It's even worse when that man is someone famous.
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    I don't like Woody Allen, never did like him, he has always been creepy to me. In the culture of our society today, Dylan has a rough road ahead of her. I hope she finds peace within and if Woody Allen is guilty of this that he suffers mentally for the rest of his miserable life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oofa View Post
    In my job I see many men get accused of being pedophiles by angry, vindictive, hate filled wives and family members that have intricate stories that lead to nothing. Many wives even admit that they made all of it up because they were angry at the ex.
    I'm glad you brought that up. People can make false accusations about anything. What do you do for a living? It must be a tough job.

    So, let's say you were in Dylan Farrow's situation. You know that Woody Allen is 100% guilty of a crime. Would you do the same thing that Dylan Farrow did? If not, what would you do differently?
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    I guess people will believe whatever fits their agenda.
    I believe most people simply want to watch Woody Allen's movies without worrying that they may be financially supporting an alleged criminal. If you even try to hint that Woody Allen might have done something wrong, they get all defensive about it.

    Honestly, I wonder how many people would be willing to have Woody Allen baby sit their young children unsupervised.
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    Woody Allen is a wonderful man. He is not the monster most of you think he is. You don't know him personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlo Villa View Post
    Woody Allen is a wonderful man. He is not the monster most of you think he is. You don't know him personally.
    It is true that I do not know Woody Allen personally, but Dylan Farrow does. She has a right to free speech, so she can say whatever she wants. If Woody Allen has a problem with that, he can take her to court.
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    It is true that I do not know Woody Allen personally, but Dylan Farrow does. She has a right to free speech, so she can say whatever she wants. If Woody Allen has a problem with that, he can take her to court.
    According to Wikipedia, the results of the investigation were inconclusive. It sounds like he got out of it for simply being himself, even after the girls doctor was concerned. Its a shame they didn't actually investigate, this could all been avoided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolittdroid View Post
    Its a shame they didn't actually investigate, this could all been avoided.
    Lately I've been reading articles related to a different celebrity, Bill Cosby. Apparently, some people think he's guilty of a crime, too.

    Time - Here’s Everything We Know (and Don’t Know) About the Bill Cosby Rape Allegations (article link here)

    Honestly, I'm not even sure where to begin with this one. The news is just shocking to me.
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    I don't like Woody Allen, never did like him, he has always been creepy to me.
    On a different note, what is your view on Bill Cosby? Lately a lot of women have been accusing him of rape. It's come to a point where the US Navy has revoked its honorary title (Chief Petty Officer) for Bill Cosby.

    Bill Cosby’s honorary title revoked by U.S. Navy -- The Washington Post (article link here)

    I suppose the US Navy would reinstate Cosby's honorary title if he can prove that he didn't do anything wrong, but I'm not sure how anyone can prove that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott7217 View Post
    On a different note, what is your view on Bill Cosby? Lately a lot of women have been accusing him of rape. It's come to a point where the US Navy has revoked its honorary title (Chief Petty Officer) for Bill Cosby.

    Bill Cosby’s honorary title revoked by U.S. Navy -- The Washington Post (article link here)

    I suppose the US Navy would reinstate Cosby's honorary title if he can prove that he didn't do anything wrong, but I'm not sure how anyone can prove that.
    I wasn't that big a fan of his nor did I care for the "Cosby Show". I didn't like how he chastised black people several years ago talking about acting right. I guess he can use some of his own advice, eh?
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    Regarding Cosby, is there anything credible to indicate any of these reports are true? The latest one claims he molested her or something when she was 15 at the Playboy mansion. What the heck a minor was doing there anyway? That alone calls her claim into question.
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    Regarding Cosby, is there anything credible to indicate any of these reports are true? The latest one claims he molested her or something when she was 15 at the Playboy mansion. What the heck a minor was doing there anyway? That alone calls her claim into question.
    This kind of made me think there's something to it: Ex-NBC employee says he sent money to women for Bill Cosby - News - TODAY.com but I am not really following it closely, just what pops on the news when I am watching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by palandri View Post
    This kind of made me think there's something to it: Ex-NBC employee says he sent money to women for Bill Cosby - News - TODAY.com but I am not really following it closely, just what pops on the news when I am watching.
    I can see why they kept quiet. I'm sure he paid them a lot of money. I wonder if they knew that there were more women involved if they would come forward.
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