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Woody Allen vs. Dylan
Farrow, art vs. scandal

Los Angeles Times, by Meghan Daum

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/13/2014 3:01:35 AM

Want to make a really bad time for yourself on social media? Register an opinion about Dylan Farrow´s letter published by the New York Times on Feb. 2 stating that her father, Woody Allen, sexually abused her some two decades ago when she was 7. Better yet, register an opinion that stops short of totally vilifying either Allen, who despite the general ick factor of his attraction to younger women was never charged with a crime, or Farrow, who makes a powerful case despite its lack of concrete evidence (not unusual in such situations). Pretty soon — probably within seconds — you'll have the Facebook equivalent of a sun shower.

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Will this story ever end? Certainly no winners. Just typical rich liberal opponents rolling around in the gutters.

      


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Woody Allen vs. Dylan
Farrow, art vs. scandal
Los Angeles Times, by Meghan Daum    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/13/2014 3:01:35 AM     Post Reply
Want to make a really bad time for yourself on social media? Register an opinion about Dylan Farrow´s letter published by the New York Times on Feb. 2 stating that her father, Woody Allen, sexually abused her some two decades ago when she was 7. Better yet, register an opinion that stops short of totally vilifying either Allen, who despite the general ick factor of his attraction to younger women was never charged with a crime, or Farrow, who makes a powerful case despite its lack of concrete evidence (not unusual in such situations). Pretty soon — probably within seconds — you'll have the Facebook equivalent of a sun shower.

   

 

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