Woody Allen Counters Dylan Farrow's Molestation Allegations
Responding in kind to the sexual abuse allegations brought against him, Woody Allen penned his own New York Times article in response to Dylan Farrow's accusations.
The op-ed published letter hit the papers on Friday (February 7), and it detailed his version of the dark story, his conflict with ex-wife Mia Farrow, his connection with current wife Soon-Yi Previn and his feelings toward his adopted daughter Dylan.
His letter read, "Being taught to hate your father and made to believe he molested you has already taken a psychological toll on this lovely young woman. It’s 21 years later and Dylan has come forward with the accusations that the Yale experts investigated and found false. A few little added creative flourishes…seem to have magically appeared during our 21-year estrangement."
Allen also blamed his ex-wife for these new allegations, writing, "Not that I doubt Dylan hasn’t come to believe she’s been molested, but if from the age of 7 a vulnerable child is taught by a strong mother to hate her father because he is a monster who abused her, is it so inconceivable that after many years of this indoctrination the image of me Mia wanted to establish had taken root?"
"Mia took custody of the children and we went our separate ways," he continued. "I was heartbroken. Moses was angry with me. Ronan I didn’t know well because Mia would never let me get close to him from the moment he was born and Dylan, whom I adored and was very close to and about whom Mia called my sister in a rage and said, 'He took my daughter, now I’ll take his.'"
Redirecting his focus to his wife, Allen wrote, "Soon-Yi and I are both hoping that one day she will understand who has really made her a victim and reconnect with us, as Moses has, in a loving, productive way."
In order to confirm that space itself is a concern for him, and therefore another reason he could not have molested Dyan, Allen continued, "Even the venue where the fabricated molestation was supposed to have taken place was poorly chosen but interesting. Mia chose the attic of her country house, a place she should have realized I’d never go to because it is a tiny, cramped, enclosed spot where one can hardly stand up and I’m a major claustrophobe."
Concluding his letter, the "Blue Jasmine" director wrote, "Of course, I did not molest Dylan. I loved her and hope one day she will grasp how she has been cheated out of having a loving father and exploited by a mother more interested in her own festering anger than her daughter’s well-being."