Barbara Walters attends the 2012 Party in the Garden benefit at the Museum of Modern Art on May 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
(USA TODAY) Barbara Walters spoke out on The View on Monday about the Woody Allen/Dylan Farrow child molestation allegations, and she has lots of people talking.
What went down: Walters and co-host Sherri Shepherd got into a heated exchange over the accusations that Allen molested his estranged daughter, whom he adopted with Mia Farrow. Walters came to the famed director's defense, noting that the two are friends. Shepherd did not agree.
Here's what people are saying on Twitter:
@WriterWeegs: Very irresponsible of #BarbaraWalters to stick up for #WoodyAllen today re #DylanFarrow's allegations. Good on #Sherrisheperd 4 speaking up.
@OU182: After 2day's #TheView Barbara Walters might want to consider moving her retirement date up. Defending ppl b/c they're friends is DANGEROUS.
@yaaDetroitewaa: do you realize what kind of culture and atmosphere you're contributing to by denying someone who speaks up about abuse @BarbaraJWalters???
@SharonPucci: .#SherriShepard giving #BarbaraWalters a smack down while Babs defended Woody Allen was PRICELESS and necessary! #TheView
@Ask_Mark_Ward: @BarbaraJWalters A seasoned journalist actually thinks that a "nice man" cannot be guilty of molestation? Ignorant & offensive. #theview
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