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“The View” co-host Barbara Walters is ardently defending director Woody Allen after his daughter Dylan Farrow wrote an open letter in the New York Times about the sexual abuse she allegedly endured at the hands of her father.
“I have rarely seen a father as sensitive, as loving and as caring as Woody is and Soon-Yi to [their two daughters]. I don’t know about Dylan. I can only tell you what I have seen now, that it is a good marriage and that he is a loving and caring father,” said Walters on Monday’s program.
Walter’s vehement defense ignited an intense debate between Walters, co-host Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd. McCarthy raised the point that Dylan, who changed her identity and now goes by another name, has “nothing to gain by coming out and saying this” 21 years after the alleged incident occurred.
Walters, however, painted Dylan as vindictive. “Supposedly, she is very angry. But she’s doing it now because he’s up for an (Oscar.) And so the question is: Does your personal life interfere with the awards that you may get?”
“Maybe she feels like she’s been ignored, before,” McCarthy posited.
Shepard raised the point that people are often shocked about friends or peers who were later convicted of crimes. “We’ve heard so many cases of people going, ‘He was the most wonderful person in the world. I would have never thought he would’ve …’
“Barbara, when you say, ‘I’m speaking from what I’ve seen,’ there are so many things that go on behind closed doors,” continued Shepherd. “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. You’ve also got a man who’s got a track record. He liked younger women.”
“The fact that he likes ‘younger women,’ that has nothing to do with,” Walters responded.
“But they’re not of age! Seventeen is not of age, Barbara!” cried Shepherd, to applause. (It is worth noting that Soon-Yi was 21 when Mia discovered a relationship between Allen and Soon-Yi).
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NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
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Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
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