The director once again proclaimed his innocence in a rare interview on CBS Sunday Morning yesterday (28 March), addressing allegations of historic sexual abuse by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.
Speaking about the Hollywood stars who have expressed regret over working with him since, Allen said: “I think they’re well-meaning but they’re foolish.”
He added: “All they’re doing is they’re persecuting a perfectly innocent person and they’re enabling this lie.”
Kate Winslet, Colin Firth, Timothee Chalamet, Rachel Brosnahan, Rebecca Hall and Greta Gerwig are among the celebrities to have publicly denounced the Annie Hall director.
The interview on CBS was originally recorded in July 2020, but only aired this weekend.
Allen has not been charged with any crimes and has always vehemently denied allegations that he molested his young daughter, who claims the abuse took place in 1992 when she was seven years old.
Addressing the allegations which were the subject of the highly publicised HBO documentary Allen v Farrow released last month he said: “It’s so preposterous, and yet the smear has remained.
“And they still prefer to cling to if not the notion that I molested Dylan, the possibility that I molested her. Nothing that I ever did with Dylan in my life could be misconstrued as that.”
Allen said he would like to talk to Farrow, but has not spoken to her in many years.