This is a dude who seduced and married his partner’s adopted daughter after having sex with her while she was still a minor.
Allen, 78, blasts Farrow in a New York Times opinion piece for coaching her daughter, Dylan Farrow, to fabricate sex abuse allegations in 1992. A source close to the Farrow family says Dylan feels Woody Allen is try to discredit and silence her.
By Brian Niemietz AND Tim O’connor / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wood Allen, seen here at the French premiere of ‘Blue Jasmine’ in Paris, responded in a New York Times opinion piece to daughter Dylan Farrow’s claims that he sexually abused her when she was a child.
Woody Allen fought back on Friday against the allegation that he molested his daughter Dylan Farrow as a child, again denying the accusation — just as he did when former flame Mia Farrow first pointed the finger at him in the early 1990s.
In a scathing essay published on The New York Times website Friday night, Allen responded to a letter Dylan Farrow, 28, published on Sunday that detailed the alleged abuse. Allen blamed Mia Farrow for planting a fiction in Dylan’s head as a young girl.
“Of course, I did not molest Dylan,” the 78-year-old director wrote. “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.”
Dylan Farrow recently wrote an open letter posted on the New York Times website detailing alleged abuse by Woody Allen when she was 7 years old.
Dylan Farrow responded with venom late Friday.
“Once again, Woody Allen is attacking me and my family in an effort to discredit and silence me — but nothing he says or writes can change the truth,” she said, according to a source close to the family. “For 20 years, I have never wavered in describing what he did to me. I will carry the memories of surviving these experiences for the rest of my life.”
Investigators had cleared Allen of the allegation that he molested Dylan at Mia Farrow’s Connecticut home in 1992. The accusation was raised by Mia Farrow the following year as she and Allen were in the midst of a nasty breakup fueled by his relationship with Farrow’s young adopted daughter, Soon Yi Previn — his future wife.
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Woody Allen blasts ex-lover Mia Farrow’s credibility, drawing on the paternity of their son Ronan Farrow, who Mia has suggested was fathered by Frank Sinatra. Here, Farrow and Allen at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 1983.
“The self-serving transparency of her malevolence seemed so obvious I didn’t even hire a lawyer to defend myself,” Allen wrote in reference to Mia Farrow. “… I naïvely thought the accusation would be dismissed out of hand because of course, I hadn’t molested Dylan and any rational person would see the ploy for what it was.”
He said the setting Mia Farrow chose in the narrative that he says she invented — the attic — was ludicrous because he is a claustrophobe. And he said he took a lie detector test and passed it but that Mia Farrow declined to take one.
“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?” Allen wrote.
Allen also tweaked Mia Farrow over the paternity of their son, Ronan, who has been outspoken in his support of his mother and sister’s molestation assertions. Recently, Mia Farrow has suggested that Ronan, with his blue eyes and striking features, is the product of a fling she had with her ex-husband Frank Sinatra while she was dating Allen.
“Is he my son or, as Mia suggests, Frank Sinatra’s? Granted, he looks a lot like Frank, with the blue eyes and facial features, but if so what does this say? That all during the custody hearing Mia lied under oath and falsely represented Ronan as our son?” Allen wrote. “… Again, I want to call attention to the integrity and honesty of a person who conducts her life like that.”
Culled from nydailynews.com