But that's *exactly* the opposite of the case, as this very one-sided piece shows yet again. theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2… Image
The article basically assumes Allen's guilt as does the documentary. To me at least the actual evidence suggests a different conclusion. The trial-by-doc format doesn't really allow for 'doubt' at all.
Much better summary of the evidence here theguardian.com/film/2020/may/…
There's a basic reasoning issue here too. Sexually molesting one's daughter is just about the most grotesque f-cked up thing a man do. Someone who does that is deeply sick, probably suffered abuse & inflicts it on others repeatedly.
That's my assumption anyway; experts, tell me if I'm wrong. With Weinstein it was a pattern, multiple incidents of abuse and and attempted abuse. The act of abuse that Allen is accused of is more aberrant, yet no context for it.
Allen grew up happy, has had successful adult r'ships, has never been accused of abuse of any kind by anyone else, child or adult. How likely is it someone like that sexually abuses their daughter in a one-off incident?

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6 Dec 20
Thread of books I read in 2020, in the order I read them. I had a pretty good hit rate this year: only a few failures (of the book or reader) here, so plenty to recommend.
First up Rings of Saturn, W.G. Sebald. A walk around Suffolk full of stories and reflections on history, apparently rambling but actually tightly controlled. Beautiful, sad, mysterious.
The Cello Suites, Eric Siblin. An exploration of Bach's masterpieces via the story of Pablo Casals. It's easy-mode non-fiction, I learnt a lot about Bach's life, & about Casals, that to me is a win.
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29 Nov 20
On The Crown debate - if all you have to say is, "Of course people know it's not a documentary, duh" you're playing on easy mode.
It's a particular type of fiction - dramatised history - that depends for its force on the viewer trusting that the events it depicts actually happened roughly in the way they present. So no, it's not documentary, but it's not Stranger Things either.
If people trust the show's version too much they'll come away with a false account of what happened, which isn't fair on the people or institutions involved, not to mention our collective historical understanding.
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