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January 13, 2014 5:21 pm

Woody Allen Tribute at Golden Globes Sparks Controversy

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Woody Allen. Photo: David Shankbone.

JNS.orgAmong this year’s Jewish winners at the 2014 Golden Globes, which took place Sunday, actor Michael Douglas won the award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie for his role as Liberace in “Behind the Candelabra,” and Andy Samberg won the award for Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy for his role on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Samberg’s show also won the award for Best TV Series, Comedy.

While Jewish filmmaker Woody Allen was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, Allen’s estranged partner and son, Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow, criticized the tribute on Twitter. Allen and Mia Farrow were together for 12 years until Farrow discovered the director was having an affair with her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. Previn is now Allen’s wife. Farrow sued Allen for allegedly molesting her then 7-year-old daughter, but the charge was eventually dropped.

“A woman has publicly detailed Woody Allen’s molestation of her at age 7. GoldenGlobe tribute showed contempt for her & all abuse survivors,” Mia Farrow tweeted Sunday.

“Missed the Woody Allen tribute—did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?” Ronan Farrow tweeted.

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