Woody Allen ripped his estranged son Ronan Farrow’s “shoddy” journalism in light of a recent report calling the Pulitzer Prize-winner’s reporting into question.
Allen made the comments in an interview with the UK’s Telegraph on Friday.
“Up until a couple of days ago I would have said ‘Gee, this is great, he’s done some good investigative journalism and more power to him, I wish him all the success in the world,” the 84-year-old director said about Farrow. “But now it’s come out that his journalism has not been so ethical or honest.”
Allen was referring to a New York Times column from earlier this month that panned Farrow’s work, saying he “delivers narratives that are irresistibly cinematic — with unmistakable heroes and villains … [and] often omits the complicating facts and inconvenient details that may make them less dramatic.”
Farrow — who won a Pulitzer for his reporting on the massive Harvey Weinstein sex scandal — has publicly accused his estranged father of molesting Farrow’s sister, Dylan.
“Now, I found him to not be an honest journalist in relation to me at all, but I write that off because, you know, I understand he’s loyal to his mother,” Allen said in the interview, referring to Mia Farrow.
“But now people are beginning to realize that it isn’t just in relation to me that his journalism has been kind of shoddy, and I’m not so sure that his credibility is going to last.”
The Telegraph’s report describes Allen’s tone as he discusses Farrow as “extreme nonchalance.”
Farrow, 32, has stood by his reporting, offering up several rebuttals to the Times piece on Twitter.
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