Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin React to Dylan Farrow's Letter

Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin React to Dylan Farrow's Letter
Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin
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updated 02/02/2014 at 10:00 AM EST

originally published 02/02/2014 10:35AM

Dylan Farrow ends her open letter detailing her sexual abuse claims against her adoptive father, Woody Allen, by singling out several actors who have starred in the director's films, asking pointedly, "What if it had been your daughter?"

First on her list was Cate Blanchett, a frontrunner for the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in last year's Blue Jasmine, directed by Allen. At the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Saturday night, journalist Jeffrey Wells asked Blanchett for her response.

"It's obviously been a long and painful situation for the family and I hope they find some sort of resolution and peace," Blanchett said, according to Wells.

Blanchett's costar Alec Baldwin, who also was singled out by Farrrow, took to Twitter in a typically blunt way. "What the f&@% is wrong w u that u think we all need to b commenting on this family's personal struggle?" he responded to someone asking whether Baldwin owes Dylan an apology.



To another, he wrote: "So you know who's guilty? Who's lying? You, personally, know that?" He also Tweeted: "You are mistaken if you think there is a place for me, or any outsider, in this family's issue."

The Tweets were later deleted from his page.

Other stars of Allen movies whose representatives PEOPLE has contacted have had no comment. Among celebrities offering support for Farrow was Lena Dunham, who Tweeted: "To share in this way is courageous, powerful and generous." She adds: "Grateful my timeline is full of so much love and respect for Dylan."



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