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After Ronan Farrow’s critique of celebrity media, how should they treat Woody Allen?

Director Woody Allen attends a photocall for
Director Woody Allen attends a photocall for "Irrational Man" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2015 in Cannes, France.
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Amid sexual abuse allegations against Woody Allen, his estranged son Ronan Farrow wrote a scathing article Wednesday on the media’s lack of action to interrogate his father.

Allen’s daughter, Dylan Farrow wrote an open letter to "The New York Times" in 2014, accusing her father of sexually assaulting her when she was 7 years old. Allen has denied the allegation.

But Ronan Farrow is calling out the press for ignoring the allegations. At the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday, where Allen did interviews for his new film, “Café Society,” questions from the media remained primarily on the Allen’s new film, with little exception.

So should the media get involved when serious allegations such as Allen’s arise that cannot be proven or disproven?


Alison Brower, Deputy Editorial Director, The Hollywood Reporter

John Horn, Host of KPCC’s arts and entertainment show “The Frame” on weekdays at 3:30 pm

Steve Zeitchik,  Los Angeles Times staff writer who has been covering film and the larger world of Hollywood for the paper since 2009; he joins us from Cannes and was at the press conference with Woody Allen yesterday