In January 1994, Allen appealed the custody case. It was dismissed by the New York State Court of Appeals in May, and was ordered to pay about $1.2 million in legal fees for Mia Farrow. Editor`s note: This article has been updated to include additional legal analysis. Shortly after Farrow`s 1992 allegations that Allen had sexually abused Dylan, Allen filed a custody lawsuit in upstate New York. Allen and Farrow were not married, so the custody case was heard as a separate legal case in civil court. “We find it completely unacceptable that Mr. Allen took them at a time when he was formally assuming legal responsibility for two of Ms. Previn`s siblings. Mr.
Allen`s distinction between women. Farrow and Dylan`s other children, Satchel and Moses, are lost in this court. Among those who supported Allen were Barbara Walters and Diane Keaton, as well as Javier Bardem, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin, and Bill Maher.     Cherry Jones said, “There are those who feel comfortable in their certainty. I`m not. I don`t know the truth. If we instinctively condemn, our democracy is on a slippery slope.  Scarlett Johansson said, “I love Woody, I believe him and I would work with him anytime. She added: “I see Woody whenever I can and I`ve had a lot of conversations with him about it. I`ve been very direct with him, and he`s very direct with me. He protests his innocence, and I believe him. Emily Mortimer said, “I believe in due process. I think these things really have to go through all the legal processes before anyone can judge. I don`t really have an answer to those questions.  When Christiane Amanpour asked Cate Blanchett about the allegations against Allen, she replied, “At the time, I said it was a very painful and complicated situation for the family, which I hope will be able to resolve,” adding, “If these allegations need to be reviewed, which I understand they have done in court, So I am a firm believer in the judicial system and precedent-setting. If the case is to be reopened, I wholeheartedly support it.  Kate Winslet declined to comment on the case, stating, “As an actor in the film, you just walk away and say, I really don`t know anything, and whether it`s all true or false. After thinking everything through, you put it aside and just work with the person. However, she described the experience of working with Allen as “extraordinary.”  She then changed her attitude: “It`s like, what did I do to work with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski? It`s amazing to me how these men have been held in such high regard in the film industry and for as long as they have been. It`s damn shameful. And I have to take responsibility for working with both. I can`t go back.
I struggle with this regret, but what do we have if we are not able to be damn honest about all this?  Javier Bardem said, “I am very shocked by this sudden treatment. Verdicts in New York and Connecticut declared him innocent. I don`t agree with the public lynching he received, and if Woody Allen called me to work with him again, I`d be here tomorrow morning. He`s a genius.   Alan Alda said, “I would work with him again if he wanted me. I am not qualified to condemn him. I do not know all the facts. I do not know if he is guilty or innocent. But you can be insecure – that`s what I do. I just don`t have enough information to convince myself that I shouldn`t work with him.
And he`s an extremely talented guy.  Michael Caine, who initially expressed regret for working with Allen and stated that he would never work with him again, later said, “If he had a lawsuit and someone proved he had done something, I wouldn`t do it, no. But I didn`t read that he was on trial and convicted, fined or sent to jail or anything like that. These are all things that people say. You can`t listen to hearsay all the time.   Jeff Goldblum stated, “I think there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty. I also admire his work. So I would consider working with him again until I learned a little more.  Larry David, who read Allen`s autobiography Speaking of Nothing, called it “a fantastic book, so funny.
You feel like you`re in the room with him.