Allen has always denied the charges. The charges were investigated but no charges were filed against him.
That's a para in this article.
Isn't it different if you change the "but" to "and"?
Allen has always denied the charges. The charges were investigated and no charges were filed against him.
The former seems, to me at least, to leave a smidgin of suspicion. The latter that a process was gone through the result of which was that there was no evidence of the alleged abuse. Which is in fact what happened. And Mia Farrow, his then ex-wife, was hammered for persecuting Woodie against whom she had bitter animus.
Meantime I've heard that Jeff Goldblum has been "cancelled" for observing about this case that people are "presumed innocent until proven guilty". That, in today's #MeToo milieu. Is hate speech, apparently.