Dylan Farrow’s brother is saddened by the open letter his estranged wrote, in which she accused their father of sexually abusing her, and now he’s telling his side of the story. On Feb. 5, People posted a statement from Moses Farrow, the 36-year old son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, in which he stands by his father.
"My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister," Moses told the magazine. "And I hated him for her for years. I see now that this was a vengeful way to pay him back for falling in love with Soon-Yi.”
"Of course Woody did not molest my sister," Moses continued. "She loved him and looked forward to seeing him when he would visit. She never hid from him until our mother succeeded in creating the atmosphere of fear and hate towards him."
He went on to describe the day of the alleged incident in an attic that his sister wrote about: "The day in question, there were six or seven of us in the house," he said. "We were all in public rooms and no one, not my father or sister, was off in any private spaces. My mother was conveniently out shopping. I don’t know if my sister really believes she was molested or is trying to please her mother. Pleasing my mother was very powerful motivation because to be on her wrong side was horrible."
Moses Farrow, who interestingly works as a family therapist, is estranged from his mother and several of his 13 siblings and remains close to Allen and his wife Soon-Yi.
In a response to People magazine, Dylan Farrow called her brother’s comments “such a betrayal" to her family.
“My memories are the truth and they are mine and I will live with that for the rest of my life,” Dylan said. “ My mother never coached me. She never planted false memories in my brain. My memories are mine. I remember them. She was distraught when I told her. When I came forward with my story she was hoping against hope that I had made it up.”
The 28-year old added, “I can't stay silent when my family needs me and I will not abandon them like Soon-Yi and Moses. My brother is dead to me."
Mia Farrow also Tweeted, "I love my daughter. I will always protect her. A lot of ugliness is going to be aimed at me. But this is not about me, it's about her truth."
Allen’s attorney has denied that his client sexually abused his daughter when she was seven years old, and claimed she has been brainwashed by her mother.
"His reaction is one of overwhelming sadness because of what has happened to Dylan," attorney Elkan Abramowitz told NBC's “Today Show” earlier this week. "She was a pawn in a huge fight between him and Mia Farrow years ago, and the idea that she was molested was implanted in her by her mother."
Abramowitz revealed that Allen will not press defamation charges against Dylan Farrow or her mother.