Published Apr 06, 2020Woody Allen's memoir Apropos of Nothing was briefly cancelled before getting a surprise release, and now it's received a high-profile (and disappointing) endorsement in one Larry David.
The Seinfeld and Curb mastermind did not mince words when asked about the book by the New York Times.
"Yeah, it's pretty great, it's a fantastic book, so funny," David said. "You feel like you're in the room with him and yeah, it's just a great book and it's hard to walk away after reading that book thinking that this guy did anything wrong."
According to the Associated Press, Allen used a portion of the book to insist that he did not abuse Dylan Farrow when she was a child. He called Mia Farrow's accusations part of her "Ahab-like quest" for revenge.
"I never laid a finger on Dylan, never did anything to her that could be even misconstrued as abusing her; it was a total fabrication from start to finish," Allen wrote. "I certainly didn't do anything improper to her. I was in a room full of people watching TV mid-afternoon."
Allen admitted that he did place his head on Dylan's lap during an August 1992 visit to Farrow's Connecticut house, but he maintained his innocence regarding the molestation charges.
But while David was enjoyed Allen's book, he couldn't get into Netflix's Tiger King at all, saying he couldn't even make it past the first episode.
"I found it so disturbing," he said. "The lions and the tigers just really scared the hell out of me. They were going to attack somebody. They were going to kill somebody. I didn't want to see them attack and those people were just so insane, I couldn't watch it."