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Miley Defends Selena Over ‘Ugly’ Comments: ‘She’s Fine as F—k’

Former Disney darlings need to stick together. Miley Cyrus slammed designer Stefano Gabbana after he criticized fellow Disney alum Selena Gomez’s appearance.

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“Well what that d—k head said (if it’s true) is f—king false and total bull s—t,” the “Younger Now” songstress, 25, commented on a fan account’s throwback Instagram of the two women. “She fine as f—k.”

The Dolce & Gabbana fashion house cofounder made headlines on Wednesday, June 13, after he commented “É proprio brutta!!!,” which translates from Italian to English as “She’s so ugly!!!,” on The Cattwalk Italia’s Instagram collage of Gomez, 25, wearing red dresses.

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In addition to Cyrus and Gomez’s fans coming to her defense, 13 Reasons Why actor Tommy Dorfman also stood up for the Netflix series’ executive producer, replying, “@stefanobabbana you’re tired and over. your homophobic, misogynistic, body-shaming existence will not thrive in 2018. it is no longer tolerable or chic. please take many seats.”

Cyrus and Gomez both rose to fame in the late 2000s after they landed starring roles on Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place, respectively. (Gomez also appeared on multiple season 2 episodes of Hannah Montana.) After years of rumors, the “Back to You” singer shot down reports that the two actresses did not get along in February 2016.

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“We never feuded. We both liked the same guy when we were 16,” Gomez told W Magazine, referring to their mutual ex Nick Jonas. “It was just a Hilary DuffLindsay Lohan thing: ‘Oh, my God, we like the same boy!’ We are now completely settled in our own lives.” (Duff and Lohan were involved in a love triangle with Aaron Carter in 2004.)

Gomez has yet to comment on Gabbana’s remarks.

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Moses Farrow Accuses Mom Mia of Abuse, Defends Dad Woody Allen

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Mia Farrow, Woody Allen and their children in New York City on November 3, 1989. Ron Galella/WireImage.com

Moses Farrow penned an explosive essay titled “A Son Speaks Out,” in which he accuses his mother, Mia Farrow, of physical and emotional abuse and disputes his sister’s claims that she was molested by their father, Woody Allen.

“I’m a very private person and not at all interested in public attention. But, given the incredibly inaccurate and misleading attacks on my father, Woody Allen, I feel that I can no longer stay silent as he continues to be condemned for a crime he did not commit,” the 40-year-old begins the post, which was published on his blog on Wednesday, May 23. “I was present for everything that transpired in our house before, during, and after the alleged event. Now that the public hysteria of earlier this year has died down a little and I have some hope that the truth can get a fair hearing, I want to share my story.”

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Mia, 73, adopted Moses from South Korea as a single parent in 1980, more than a decade before Allen, 82, also adopted him. Now a family therapist, Moses writes that he was “thrilled” when the director officially became his father. He notes that Allen “never lived with us or even stayed the night at our apartment,” but would often come over for breakfast.

Moses writes that “everything changed” after Allen began a romantic relationship with Mia’s adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, whom the Oscar winner married in 1997, about five years after his split from Mia.

“It was important to my mother to project to the world a picture of a happy blended household of both biological and adopted children, but this was far from the truth,” Moses claims. “I’m sure my mother had good intentions in adopting children with disabilities from the direst of circumstances, but the reality inside our walls was very different. It pains me to recall instances in which I witnessed siblings, some blind or physically disabled, dragged down a flight of stairs to be thrown into a bedroom or a closet, then having the door locked from the outside. She even shut my brother Thaddeus, paraplegic from polio, in an outdoor shed overnight as punishment for a minor transgression.”

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Dylan Farrow and Mia Farrow attend the Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 26, 2016. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
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Moses alleges that the Rosemary’s Baby star “once threw a large porcelain centerpiece” at Previn’s head and later “beat her with a telephone receiver.” Moses claims that Mia was also abusive toward him, citing one incident in particular in which he alleges that the actress “slapped me, pushed me backwards and hit me on my chest” before calling him a “pathological liar.”

Meanwhile, Dylan, now 32, has accused her father of molesting her in 1992 when she was 7 years old. Allen was investigated but not charged. He has long denied the allegation, which Dylan has resurfaced several times in recent years in various interviews and op-eds.

“The Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time’s Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation,” the filmmaker said in a statement to the Associated Press in January after one of Dylan’s more recent interviews with CBS This Morning. “I never molested my daughter — as all investigations concluded a quarter of a century ago.”

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Dylan responded to her brother’s essay on Wednesday via Twitter.

“As I said when he last made these claims, this is an attempt to deflect from a credible allegation made by an adult woman, by trying to impugn my mother who has only ever been supportive of me and my siblings,” Dylan wrote. “It’s easily disproved, contradicts years of his own statements, is beyond hurtful to me personally, and is part of a larger effort to discredit and distract from my assault. My brother is a troubled person. I’m so sorry he’s doing this.”

For his part, Moses writes in his essay, “My father continues to face wave after wave of unfair and unrelenting attacks from my mother and her surrogates, questioning why he has been ‘given a pass’ all these years. But Woody was not given a pass. Quite the opposite.”

Moses concludes the post with messages to both Dylan (“I wish you peace, and the wisdom to understand that devoting your life to helping our mother destroy our father’s reputation is unlikely to bring you closure in any kind of lasting way”) and Mia (“I’m guessing your next step will be to launch a campaign to discredit me for speaking out. I know it comes with the territory. And it’s a burden I am willing to bear”).

Us Weekly has reached out to Mia for comment.

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Insider Defends How Blac Chyna Treated Her Assistant Before Her Death…

Don’t get it twisted.

According to a new report, Blac Chyna was a great boss to late assistant Lorena “Patty” Hernandez ahead of the latter’s tragic passing. Hmmm, go on.

As we previously reported, Chyna’s assistant passed away last week after being taken off life support. The decision came about after Hernandez was declared brain dead due to a third brain bleed.

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Amid this tragic news, it was suggested that Chyna may be hit with a wrongful death lawsuit for the way she allegedly abused Patty and didn’t offer her worker’s compensation.

While this is certainly a PR nightmare for Dream Kardashian‘s momma, an insider has since come to her defense and revealed how she’s been there for Hernandez’s loved ones.

The source shared with People:

“Chyna’s been constantly and steadily involved and supportive financially, from the very beginning. She’s had [Hernandez’s] kids at the house. She’s just been an amazing person all the way through this, there’s no doubt about that.”

Okay, okay. We’re sure it isn’t a coincidence that this tidbit dropped after it was revealed that both Rob Kardashian and Tyga donated thousands to a GoFundMe page set up in Patty’s name.

While the confidant acknowledges it was sad that “they decided to pull the plug because it’s more final,” they noted that Patty had been “in a coma for a long time” and was “basically pronounced dead for months.” Not to mention, Patty hadn’t “woken up or spoken, blinked or moved or been responsive.”

Apparently, “last year was when everyone grieved this.” The tipster explained:

“This isn’t like a fresh scab. [Patty] was a very nice lady.”

Still, we should note, Chyna has yet to address Hernandez’s passing publicly herself…

As for that lawsuit, this insider also expressed doubts about the Hernandez family’s alleged plans to sue.

Well, hopefully, this drama can settle and the fam can mourn in peace.

R.I.P. Patty.

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Scarlett Johansson Defends Her Controversial Choice To Wear Marchesa At The Met Gala

ICYMI, Scarlett Johansson wore Marchesa to the 2018 Met Gala.

Yes, Marchesa. That Marchesa. The same Marchesa led by Georgina Chapman, the estranged wife of accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein. Since fans hadn’t seen a look from the label on a red carpet ever since the exposé on Weinstein came out, ScarJo’s choice came across as a bold statement.

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Well, guess what. Colin Jost‘s lady has a statement, alright!

Via E! News, the Avengers actress says of her choice:

“I wore Marchesa because their clothes make women feel confident and beautiful and it is my pleasure to support a brand created by two incredibly talented and important female designers.”

And this is what Marchesa had to say:

“We are truly honored that Scarlett chose to wear Marchesa for the Met Gala. She is an amazingly talented actor who has incredible style and presence. It was wonderful to work so closely with her in creating this custom look.”

Scarlett isn’t Marchesa’s only defender, as there are still fans on Twitter who find it unfair to blame Georgina for anything her husband did.

This tweet about sums it up:

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How do YOU feel about it all? SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!!

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‘Manchester by the Sea’ Director Defends Casey Affleck Amid #MeToo

Straddling the fence. Manchester by the Sea director Kenneth Lonergan is denouncing the treatment of the film’s star Casey Affleck amid the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, which support women who are victims of sexual harassment and abuse.

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Lonergan spoke to Variety on Wednesday, April 4, about the Oscar winner, whom he directed in the 2016 film, and whether he was treated unfairly as Hollywood reacts to a rash of sexual misconduct claims. “I couldn’t be more all for the #MeToo movement and I couldn’t feel more strongly that he’s been treated abominably,” Lonergan said. “It’s not good for anybody.”

As previously reported, Affleck, 42, was accused of sexual harassment by two women who worked on the set of his film I’m Still Here in 2010. The actor denied the accusations, and both lawsuits were settled outside of court.

Some spoke out in the wake of Affleck’s 2017 Oscar win, saying he shouldn’t have been nominated at all. Lonergan, 55, doesn’t agree: “People really don’t know what they are talking about, I’m afraid. And I’m afraid they are doing it in the name of a very good cause.”

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Lonergan has come to Affleck’s defense before. After Connor Aberle, a student from Lonergan’s alma mater, Wesleyan University, wrote an op-ed implicating the school for being complicit in Affleck’s success by promoting Lonergan, the Oscar-winning screenwriter responded, “He writes as if Casey Affleck were actually guilty of a crime … Like most civil suits, this one was settled out of court by mutual consent on undisclosed terms … In other words nothing was proved or disproved. So how does Mr. Aberle dare to write as if he knows who was telling the truth and who was not?”

Affleck spoke to the Boston Globe about the allegations following his Academy Award win in February 2017. “I believe that any kind of mistreatment of anyone for any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and anywhere else.”

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He added, “There’s really nothing I can do about it. Other than live my life the way I know to live it and to speak to what my own values are and how I try to live by them all the time.”

More recently, the Gone Baby Gone star chose not to present the Best Actress award at the 2018 Oscars, breaking the tradition of the previous year’s Best Actor winner giving out the statue. During this year’s award season, a number of actresses chose to wear black in solidarity with women who are victims of sexual abuse and harassment, while some award-winners took to the stage to speak out about the issue. A source told Deadline in January, “He was in a no-win situation, with all the attention surrounding the #MeToo movement. The specter of Affleck presenting would have created controversy.”

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Taylor Swift Defends Hayley Kiyoko After She Shades the ‘Delicate’ Singer

Taylor Swift took the high road on Friday, March 30, by defending Hayley Kiyoko, who said in an interview that the Grammy winner sings “about men in every single song and video.”

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Kiyoko — who identified herself as gay in an interview with Elle in 2017 — spoke with Refinery 29 about her frustration with the music industry: “I’ve had several music industry execs say, ‘You’re doing another music video about girls?’ I literally looked at them and was like, ‘Um, yeah … Taylor Swift sings about men in every single song and video, and no one complains that she’s unoriginal.’”

The comment prompted loyal Swifties to slam the “Girls Like Girls” singer, 26, for dissing the “Delicate” songstress. But Swift shut down any brewing drama by sharing her opinion in response to a Tumblr user who defended Kiyoko’s comments. 

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“I think people are actually misinterpreting the quote. I don’t know if it is being taken out of context or what, but if you read the interview itself, I don’t believe she was calling Taylor unoriginal or boy crazy. She was just defending her choice for wanting to make videos with female love interests,” the commenter wrote. “It is actually very similar to when Taylor back in 2014/2015 would say in interviews how she believes people are sexist when they call her out for writing about her exes but don’t call out people like Ed Sheeran or Bruno Mars for writing about theirs. She wasn’t calling out Ed or Bruno at the time, yet rather criticizing how the media and the public handle the situation. Hayley appears to be doing the same.”

The “Gorgeous” singer, 28, gave a seal of approval by writing back, “Exactly. We should applaud artists who are brave enough to tell their honest romantic narrative through their art, and the fact is that I’ve never encountered homophobia and she has. It’s her right to call out anyone who has double standards about gay vs straight love interests.” 

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Kiyoko isn’t the first musician to seemingly slam Swift: In September 2015, The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards referred to the “Bad Blood” singer as “just a flavor of the month.”

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Mel B Defends Daughter Angel’s Relationship With Biological Father Eddie Murphy Amid Stephen Belafonte Custody War!

Move over, Stephen Belafonte! Eddie Murphy‘s in the picture now!!

Mel B isn’t trying to keep 10-year-old daughter Angel away from her ex out of revenge. Rather, Belafonte doesn’t need to be in the youngster’s life as the kid’s biological father is very involved these days. Or, at least, this is the claim the Spice Girls alum is now making.

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As you surely know, the America’s Got Talent judge has been at war with her ex-husband over visitation with young Angel. While Stephen isn’t related to Miz Murphy Brown, he was a father figure in her life, especially during the time Eddie didn’t recognize Angel as a child of his.

According to new legal documents, which were obtained by TMZ, Mel claims that Stephen previously tried to cause a wedge between herself and the Saturday Night Live alum. Allegedly, the film producer once took her phone and sent texts to Eddie’s assistant, messages which caused the A-lister to cancel his visit with Angel.

The British songstress also clapped back at Stephen’s defense that Eddie wants nothing to do with Angel. She made sure to highlight that the 56-year-old comedian has interacted with his daughter on SEVERAL occasions. Apparently, since Stephen’s been out of the picture, Mel has made an effort to resurrect a cordial relationship with her baby daddy.

And Angel is quite taken with her bio dad. Not only did Mr. Murphy secure Angel’s first cellphone, but the little one also named one of her dogs Axel, after Eddie’s character in Beverly Hills Cop. Mel further shared that Angel has also put up pictures from the Shrek premiere on her bedroom wall.

Awwwwww. Although Angel is doing well right now, Mel has stated that her daughter is terrified of her former stepfather. Yikes.

Since the 42-year-old has stated that he has a deep bond with Angel, we’re certain he’ll hit back at Mel’s latest legal move. Be sure to check back for any additional details from this dramatic custody war!

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Melania Trump Defends Her Cyber Bullying Initiative — Omitting One GLARING Contradiction…

As we reported last week, Melania Trump finally got started in earnest on her cyber bullying initiative on Tuesday.

In a White House State Dining Room meeting, the FLOTUS reportedly told top tech leaders she was looking for ways to help children who had sent her letters about being bullied on social media.

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Executives from Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Snapchat shared in a discussion about how technology was affecting young people and how to combat cyber bullying.

Great. But what apparently didn’t come up was Bully-In-Chief Donald Trump. A pool report quotes Melania as defending criticism of her taking on this particular cause by saying:

“I am well aware that people are skeptical of me discussing the topic. I have been criticized for my commitment to tackling this issue and I know that will continue, but it will not stop me from doing what I know is right. I am here with one goal: helping children and our next generation.”

Um. She’s making it sound like people don’t think she’s got what it takes. Like she’s the Rudy of cyber bullying prevention or some shit.

We don’t hear anyone criticizing her for her “commitment.” The word is “hypocrisy.”

After all, everything her husband has done in office has fanned the flames of divisiveness and racial tension.

He routinely bullies women, minorities, and even other world leaders (and Amazon execs now that we think of it) with childish, sometimes sexist and racist nicknames.

And throughout it all, throughout he bullying and the Birtherism, there’s Melania right by his side, bragging about how he hits back ten times harder.

But you go ahead and punch that straw man, girl. You’re so brave.

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Josh Duhamel Defends Ex Fergie’s National Anthem Performance

Josh Duhamel is as supportive as it gets! Following Fergie’s national anthem performance at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 18, the Unsolved star revealed that he thinks she’s incredible.

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“I think she would probably admit that it was not her best work, but the girl is crazy talented. She really is. She’s an amazing woman — an amazing human being, really,” Duhamel, 45, told Ellen DeGeneres on her show on Friday, February 23. “It’s hard to see somebody you care about get beat up like that. That’s the business, you know? You’re in this business. You put yourself out there. Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose.”

Fergie sings the national anthem prior to the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 18, 2018.
Fergie sings the national anthem prior to the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 18, 2018. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

When DeGeneres said she was worried about Fergie after the backlash she received, Duhamel, who separated from the singer in September 2017, reassured the host. “Trust me, she’s fine. She is about as resilient as they come,” he said.

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Fergie, 42, was slammed on Sunday, February 18, after taking on a different rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” at the All-Star Game. After the event, Duhamel shared a quote from their 4-year-old son, Axel, on Instagram: “Love is so strong. Love cannot be broken. Love is so strong nobody can break it, not even Hulk.”

Fergie explained her choice to offer a different take on the national anthem in a statement to Us Weekly the next day.

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“I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA,” the Grammy winner told Us. “I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn’t strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best.”

 

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Mariah Carey Defends Fergie After National Anthem Criticism

Pop divas have to stick together! Mariah Carey does not want Fergie to listen to the haters after her jazz-inspired performance of the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star Game was criticized on social media.

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“Darling, nobody needs to listen to that,” Carey told TMZ on Sunday, February 18. As previously reported, the former Black Eyed Peas singer’s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Staples Center in Los Angeles was panned by fans and even some famous faces just hours earlier.

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“This All Star opening is confusing me,” Khloe Kardashian tweeted on Sunday. “WTF is going on? Anyone?”

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Fergie performs the National Anthem prior to the NBA All-Star Game as a part of 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend at STAPLES Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles. esse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

NBA commentator Charles Barkley called the performance “different” and added that he “needed a cigarette after that.”

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Many of the NBA players on the sidelines also seemed unimpressed by Fergie’s performance and Twitter did not hold back, with many users calling it “criminal” and “the worst rendition ever.”

Roseanne Barr, who was criticized for her performance (that included the comedian spitting and grabbing her crotch) of the National Anthem at a San Diego Padres game in 1990, chimed in and said her rendition was “better.”

“Who saw Fergie’s national anthem performance at the NBA All Star Game? I think mine was better lowkey,” the Roseanne star tweeted.

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Carey, meanwhile, is no stranger to criticism after a live performance. Following a series of technical difficulties on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest on December 31, 2016, the Grammy winner returned to the Times Square stage to redeem herself the following year.

“She was ready to play,” a source told Us Weekly at the time about her 2017 performance. “She wanted to prove herself.”

As for Fergie, she has yet to respond to the criticism.

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Diane Keaton Defends Woody Allen Amid Renewed Sexual Assault Claims

Diane Keaton continues to defend her ex-boyfriend and frequent collaborator, Woody Allen, amid renewed sexual assault allegations.

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The 72-year-old actress took to Twitter on Monday, January 29, to share her thoughts: “Woody Allen is my friend and I continue to believe him.”

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“It might be of interest to take a look at the 60 Minutes interview from 1992 and see what you think,” she added with a YouTube link to the episode that aired the same year the 82-year-old actor’s adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, came forward with claims that he molested her.

The tweet comes just two weeks after Farrow, who was only 7 at the time of her accusations, spoke out in her first television interview. Farrow, who was adopted as an infant by Allen’s then-girlfriend actress Mia Farrow, detailed the allegations to CBS This Morning’s Gayle King on January 18.

“I loved my father,” she said at the time. “I respected him. He was my hero. And that doesn’t obviously take away from what he did. But it does make the betrayal and the hurt that much more intense.”

Dylan also made headlines on January 23 after blasting Justin Timberlake — who recently worked with Allen on Wonder Wheel — for supporting the #TimesUp movement after he tweeted a seemingly innocent question about the saying “you can’t have your cake and eat it too.”

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“The saying means, for example, you can’t support #TIMESUP and praise sexual predators at the same time,” she responded. “You can’t retain your credibility as an activist (i.e. – retain the cake) and, at the same time, praise a sexual predator (i.e. – eating the cake).”

This isn’t the first time Keaton has defended her former lover. She had a similar response during an interview for the May 2014 issue of More magazine, months after the sexual assault allegations against the director resurfaced.

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“I’m Woody’s friend and I’ve been Woody’s friend for 45 years,” she told the outlet at the time. “And nothing’s going to change that.”

Keaton and Allen, who worked together on eight films including 1997’s Annie Hall and 1993’s Manhattan Murder Mystery, were romantically linked for more than five years.

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