Alec Baldwin Defends Woody Allen Amid #MeToo Outcry

Alec Baldwin tweeted a strong defense of filmmaker Woody Allen on Tuesday morning as other actors who have appeared in his movies continue to denounce him for alleged sexual misconduct. “Woody Allen was investigated forensically by two states (NY and CT) and no charges were filed. The renunciation of him and his work, no doubt, has some purpose. But it’s unfair and sad to me,” Baldwin tweeted, adding that the times he has worked with Allen—including To Rome with Love and Blue Jasmine—represent “one of the privileges of my career.” To one follower who agreed with his assessment, Baldwin added, “This is a charge that was investigated aggressively and resulted in...nothing. What would it take for you to at least consider that he is telling the truth?” In recent weeks, actor/director Greta Gerwig expressed regret for working with Allen and the stars of his upcoming film A Rainy Day in New York, Rebecca Hall and Timothée Chalamet, both pledged to donate their salaries to Time’s Up and other charities. Last November, Baldwin received harsh criticism for his controversial comments and tweets about Harvey Weinstein.