Alec Baldwin defends interviewing Woody Allen: 'I have ZERO INTEREST in anyone’s judgments'

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US film director Woody Allen speaks to US actor Alec Baldwin on the set of 'Bop Decameron', the cult filmmaker's latest production, at Campo de' Fiori square in central Rome, on July 28, 2011. The film's crew has been spotted everywhere from the Spanish Steps to the Colosseum to Rome's main shopping avenue, Via del Corso, and paparazzi have been kept busy chasing stars Alec Baldwin and Penelope Cruz. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images)
Alec Baldwin and Woody Allen on set together. (Getty Images)

Alec Baldwin has announced he is to be interviewing Woody Allen later this week.

Taking to Instagram to announce the chat, Baldwin said he will be interviewing the controversial film director on 28 June on Instagram Live.

Baldwin also addressed the sexual abuse allegations aimed at Allen by his adopted daughter, Dylan.

Read more: Woody Allen responds to HBO 'hatchet job' documentary 'Allen v. Farrow'

The actor wrote: “Let me preface this by stating that I have ZERO INTEREST in anyone’s judgments and sanctimonious posts here. I am OBVIOUSLY someone who has my own set of beliefs and COULD NOT CARE LESS about anyone else’s speculation.

If you believe that a trial should be conducted by way of an HBO documentary, that’s your issue.”

US director Woody Allen holds a press conference in the northern Spanish Basque city of San Sebastian, where he will start shooting his yet-untitled next film, on July 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA / AFP) (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)
Woody Allen holds a press conference in Spain. (Getty Images)

Baldwin references HBO's recent documentary Allen v Farrow where Dylan revisited allegations against her adopted father that he sexually abused her in 1992. Allen has repeatedly denied all allegations.

He responded to the abuse allegations in an interview last year, saying: “It’s so preposterous, and yet the smear has remained. And they still prefer to cling to if not the notion that I molested Dylan, the possibility that I molested her. Nothing that I ever did with Dylan in my life could be misconstrued as that.”

When the allegations resurfaced with the documentary, Allen was defended by Baldwin, who criticised various actors for saying they would never work with the director again.

Read more: Woody Allen details affair with Soon-Yi Previn

Other actors to defend Allen include his ex-partner Diane Keaton, Scarlett Johansson, Larry David, Jude Law and Javier Bardem.

PARIS, FRANCE - CIRCA 1980: Woody Allen et Mia Farrow à Paris, circa 1980 à Paris, France. (Photo by STILLS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Woody Allen and Mia Farrow in Paris, circa 1980. (Getty Images)

Numerous stars who have worked with the director have distanced themselves from him in recent years including Natalie Portman, Timothee Chalamet, Greta Gerwig, Rebecca Hall and Colin Firth.

Allen has also faced criticism for marrying Soon-Yi Previn. Soon-Yi was initially adopted by Allen's former partner Mia Farrow and Andre Previn, before Farrow began a relationship with Allen in 1980.

Allen and Soon-Yi went public with their relationship in 1992 to much public controversy. They later married in 1997.

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