Barbara Walters speaks up for Woody Allen
February 4th, 2014
02:22 PM ET

Barbara Walters speaks up for Woody Allen

The discussion on "The View" Monday got a little heated when the discussion turned to Woody Allen.

There has been much talk about the director since the daughter of his former long-time partner Mia Farrow wrote an open letter reiterating a claim that Allen allegedly sexually abused her when she was 7 years old. Allen has denied the claim and on Monday "The View's" Barbara Walters came to his defense saying she has been around Allen and his family and knows him to be a good father.

"I have rarely seen a father as sensitive, as loving and as caring as Woody is and Soon-Yi to these two girls [referring to Allen's two daughters with wife Soon-Yi Previn]," Walters said. "I don't know about Dylan [Farrow the accuser]. I can only tell you what I have seen now."

The debate went back and forth with "The View" panelist Jenny McCarthy chiming in "[Dylan Farrow] has nothing to gain by coming out and saying this..." with Walters saying Farrow is "supposedly very angry."

Sherri Shepherd weighed in with "Barbara, when you say, 'I'm speaking from what I've seen,' there are so many things that go on behind closed doors. We also know that he was with Soon-Yi when she was very young. Mia had adopted this girl when she was young and Woody was around her."

Check out the exchange. Who do you think won this debate?

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