Baldwin compared Dylan Farrow — who has accused Allen of molesting her as a child — to Mayella Ewell, a character in To Kill a Mockingbird who lied about being raped.
1 of the most effective things Dylan Farrow has in her arsenal is the "persistence of emotion." Like Mayella in TKAM, her tears/exhortations r meant 2 shame u in2 belief in her story.— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) January 28, 2018
But I need more than that before I destroy some1, regardless of their fame.
I need a lot more.
If my defense of Woody Allen offends you, it's real simple.— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) January 28, 2018
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Dylan Farrow pointed out the irony in Baldwin's comparison.
"It's interesting that Mr. Baldwin chooses to dismiss the judgments of Justice Wilk and Prosecutor Frank Maco, who reviewed ALL of the evidence instead of just selected bits and pieces," she said. "However, considering that Mr. Baldwin confidently invoked Mayella Ewell to make his point while forgetting that it's been hotly debated that she was, in fact, raped by her father, demonstrates that perhaps Baldwin is just not a stickler for details."