Updated on Monday at 1:38 p.m. EST
As Diane Keaton accepted Woody Allen’s Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night and lauded his many nuanced portrayals of women in his movies, some estranged family members were quick to remind us of his sordid history with women: Allen has been accused on child molestation.
Allen’s former partner Mia Farrow and his estranged son Ronan Farrow took to Twitter to lambast Allen during the show. When his award segment began, Mia wrote:
Farrow and Allen split after Farrow found naked pictures of their adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn in his possession. Allen was engaging in a relationship with Previn, and the two are now married.
Ronan also didn’t hold back during the ceremony Sunday night.
Ronan has been known to be outspoken on Twitter. When his mother revealed that he might be Frank Sinatra’s biological son, not Woody Allen’s, Ronan humorously tweeted:
After their initial tweets Sunday night, both Ronan and Mia then retweeted the Vanity Fair article in which Dylan Farrow, the alleged sexual abuse victim and adopted child of Allen and Farrow, is quoted. “There’s a lot I don’t remember, but what happened in the attic I remember,” Dylan said in October 2013. “The things making me uncomfortable were making me think I was a bad kid, because I didn’t want to do what my elder told me to do.”
Allen has denied the allegations of abuse for decades and a judge found the evidence of sexual assault inconclusive.
On the Monday after the Globes, Mia Farrow took to Twitter again.
Had Keaton’s speech stuck to the highlights of Allen’s career alone, it probably would not have stirred up so much controversy. But she opined: “It’s kind of hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that 179 of the world’s most captivating actresses have appeared in Woody Allen’s films. And there’s a reason for this. And the reason is, they wanted to. They wanted to because Woody’s women can’t be compartmentalized. They struggle, they love, they fall apart, they dominate, they’re flawed. They are, in fact, the hallmark of Woody’s work. But what’s even more remarkable is absolutely nothing links these unforgettable characters from the fact that they came from the mind of Woody Allen.”
Praising Allen’s nuanced portrayal of women given his romantic past is bound to draw ire. And whether to laud — or even see — the work of an alleged pedophile is a moral question that viewers (like TIME’s Ruth Koningsburg) have struggled with before and groups like the Hollywood Foreign Press and the Academy will have to struggle with in the future as they dole out awards.
This post was updated with new tweets from Mia Farrow.