Alec Baldwin has come out in support of his co-workers and past acquaintances, James Toback, and Woody Allen regarding the plethora of allegations against them. Furthermore, the legendary actor commented on the #MeToo movement and its continued growth.
When speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, today, Thursday, March 1st, Alec said his natural inclination is to defend his friends. However, Alec admitted that he didn’t know anything about James Toback, and had he been convicted for crimes, condemnation from the actor would be swift.
With that said, Alec said he wants to see more than just trial by social media, which has been the butt of the accusations in the #MeToo movement so far.
Baldwin said, “I hope that we see some manifestation of this beyond just social media.” Baldwin, whose comments reflect those of the general public, was asked by reporters if he would accept Allen as a guest.
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. I worked w WA 3 times and it was one of the privileges of my career.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) January 16, 2018
Baldwin said there probably isn’t an amount of money Allen would take to discuss these claims yet again, considering he has been exonerated for his alleged crimes in the past.
Moreover, Baldwin has worked with Allen several times in the past including in Blue Jasmine, Alice, and To Rome With Love. Toback played a much smaller role in Alice.
Alec has also played in Toback’s films, Seduced and Abandoned, as well as The Private Life Of A Modern Woman. In case you missed it, back in 1992, Mia Farrow accused Allen of molesting their then-seven-year-old daughter, Dylan.
In January of this year, Dylan talked about it at length in an interview for the first time. And while Alec has defended his friends, he stated it’s important not to discourage victims from speaking out, and hopes people can keep in mind that false accusations can be incredibly damaging.