Barbara Walters Defends Woody Allen, Tempers Flare on The View

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The reverberations of Dylan Farrow's sexual abuse allegations against Woody Allen continue to be felt throughout Hollywood.

Over the weekend, the step-daughter of this award-winning director wrote in The New York Times that Allen abused her multiple times when she was a child, calling out specific celebrities in Hollywood for continuing to stand up for their fellow star.

Alec Baldwin has replied by saying the situation is no one's business, while Cate Blanchett has simply said she hopes the family finds peace.

Today on The View, meanwhile, Barbara Walters defended Allen by saying he's a "loving" dad to his two daughters with wife Soon-Yi, while adding that his sexual relationship with then-17-year old Soon-Yi (who was his stepchild at the time they started dating) does not make Dylan's accusations any more likely to be true.

It sure does sound like someone is in major denial here, as Walters' colleagues couldn't believe their ears. Watch the tense exchange now:

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