Alec Baldwin took to Twitter on Sunday to continue to defend Woody Allen against Dylan Farrow’s sexual assault accusations, comparing her “persistence of emotion” to the character of Mayella from To Kill A Mockingbird, who accuses a black man of rape with no substantial evidence.
In his tweet, Baldwin says said that like Mayella, Dylan Farrow’s “tears/exhortations [are] meant [to] shame [you into] belief in her story.” He adds, “But I need more than that before I destroy [someone], regardless of their fame. I need a lot more.”
He continued by tweeting a New York Times story blasting Dylan and Moses Farrow saying, “To say that [Dylan Farrow] is telling the truth is to say that [Moses Farrow] is lying. Which of Mia’s kids got the honesty gene and which did not?”
In one last tweet, Baldwin doesn’t mince words if you don’t agree with his stance on the director, who he has worked with multiple times, “If my defense of Woody Allen offends you, it’s real simple. Unfollow. Condemn. Move on.”
This isn’t the first time Baldwin has come to the defense of Allen. Earlier this month, he called the “renunciation” of the director “unfair and sad.” He said that he was “investigated forensically” and that “no charges were filed.
“Is it possible to support survivors of pedophilia and sexual assault/abuse and also believe that [Woody Allen] is innocent?” he said on Twitter. “I think so. The intention is not to dismiss or ignore such complaints. But accusing [people] of such crimes should be treated carefully. On behalf of the victims as well.”