Director Woody Allen — whose adopted daughter went public over the weekend about her child molestation allegations against him — donated money recently to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell’s Democratic opponent.
Records indicate that Allen gave $500 in September to Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic Secretary of State in Kentucky. Lundergan Grimes appears to be the only candidate Allen has donated to this cycle, according to Federal Election Commission records.
Over the weekend in the New York Times, Dylan Farrow — Allen’s adopted daughter with actress Mia Farrow — discussed her allegations in excruciating detail, rehashing her much-publicized claims that originally surfaced in the early 1990s.
“When I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house,” Farrow wrote. “He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me.”
Allen has consistently denied the allegations over the years. Despite the new letter, the Connecticut prosecutor who investigated the claims said too much time has gone by for Allen to still be prosecuted.
The legendary filmmaker, according to federal records, has been active in other liberal causes, including giving $500 in November 2012 to American Bridge, the left-wing super PAC. The records say Allen lives in a New York City penthouse.
The Kentucky Senate race is gearing up to be one of the biggest – if not biggest – races of the 2014 cycle. Polls have showed McConnell and Grimes neck-and-neck.
McConnell still has to win the Republican primary in the Bluegrass State, though polls show him trouncing challenger Matt Bevin.
Lundergan Grimes’ campaign did not immediately return an email from The Daily Caller seeking comment about the Allen donation.
Here are the FEC records: