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Woody Allen 'Heckled In New York Over Sexual Abuse Claims'

17/02/2014 16:53 GMT | Updated 17/02/2014 16:59 GMT

Woody Allen has been heckled at a New York theatre over allegations that he abused his estranged daughter Dylan when she was a child.

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Woody Allen was heckled yesterday in New York

New York's Page Six column reports that the film director, nominated at this year's Oscars for his film 'Blue Jasmine', was leaving a Broadway musical with his family when another theatre-goer called out loudly to her friend, "I think he did it!"

According to the paper, Woody Allen, who was there with his wife Soon-Yi and the couple's two daughters, made no reaction to the remark. Soon-Yi reportedly gave the lady who spoke a dirty stare.

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Woody Allen and wife Soon-Yi

The director spoke out last week - for what he said would be the only time - to reject allegations that he had abused his estranged daughter at the upstate New York home of his former partner Mia Farrow back in the early 1990s. He accused Mia Farrow of "brainwashing Dylan into believing the claims" and expressed the wish that he would one day be reconciled with his daughter.

Dylan Farrow spoke for the first time in public about her claims a month ago, after she saw Diane Keaton celebrate Woody Allen's creative achievements at the Golden Globe Awards.

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Cate Blanchett with her BAFTA for 'Blue Jasmine' last night in London

Last night in London, Cate Blanchett won a BAFTA award for her role in 'Blue Jasmine'. She didn't mention Woody Allen in her thankyou speech, instead choosing to dedicate her award to her lost friend, Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The Oscars are in a couple of weeks, with Cate Blanchett now firm favourite to win again.