Alec Baldwin announces interview with Woody Allen: 'I have zero interest in anyone's judgment'
Alec Baldwin is no stranger to scandal and now the actor plans to interview disgraced filmmaker Woody Allen, who has been accused of child sex abuse by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.
Baldwin announced on social media on Sunday that he's going on Instagram Live with Allen on Tuesday morning. "Be there," he said in the video holding up Baldwin Allen's book Zero Gravity, his first new collection of short stories in 15 years, which was released June 7. "I love you, Woody," Baldwin also said in the video.
In the post's caption, Baldwin apparently tried to forestall the backlash by writing, "Let me preface this by stating that I have NO INTEREST in anyone's judgment and hypocritical posts here."
"I'm OBVIOUSLY someone who has my own beliefs and couldn't care less about the speculations of others," he continued. "If you think a court case should be done in the form of an HBO documentary, that's your problem."
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In 2017, Farrow's allegations against her estranged adoptive father received renewed attention in the wake of the #MeToo movement, which went viral after her brother Ronan Farrow's coverage of Harvey Weinstein. The author has long claimed that Allen molested her as a child, and has discussed the alleged assault in articles and on camera, including Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering's HBO documentaries Allen v. Farrow".
Allen has denied the allegations and has not been criminally charged.
Baldwin has worked with Allen on films such as Alice (1990), To Rome With Love (2012) and Blue Jasmine (2013).
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Baldwin has had his fair share of negative media spotlight recently after filming on the set of his western film Rust, during which the actor fired a prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Extensive video footage was released in April as part of the ongoing investigation, revealing the internal issues that led to the tragic incident, including breaches of known industry safety protocols. According to a report released the same month, young on-set gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was not given a chance to perform her job, explaining that "Rust" "didn't give the staff responsible for firearm safety enough time Examine the ammunition received to ensure there were no live cartridges.
Data files released by the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office in April included video of investigators interviewing and speaking to Baldwin in a compact office within hours of the fatal shooting. The investigative files also include rehearsal clips showing Baldwin in costume practicing a quick gun draw.
At a ranch on the outskirts of Santa Fe, on October 21, 2021, Baldwin was pointing a gun at Hutchins when it went off, killing Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza. They had been to a small church while filming one scene.
In video captured by police later that day, Baldwin makes a few frantic calls while waiting to meet police officers. "You have no idea how incredible this is and how weird this is," he says over the phone.
"I don't want to be a public person," Baldwin says in the same video footage over the phone. "I'm the one holding a gun that everyone should have taken care of."
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Alec Baldwin Announces Instagram Live Interview With Woody Allen
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