Famed director Woody Allen has responded to the sexual abuse allegations leveled by his daughter Dylan Farrow. Farrow issued an open letter in which she contends she was subjected to sexual abuse by Allen when she was a child.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Allen’s rep said, “Mr. Allen has read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful. He will be responding very soon.”
According to Allen’s lawyer, Elkan Abramowitz it is none other than Mia Farrow who is responsible for the scandal. Abramowitz stated, “It is tragic that after 20 years a story engineered by a vengeful lover resurfaces after it was fully vetted and rejected by independent authorities.”
“The one to blame for Dylan’s distress is neither Dylan nor Woody Allen.”
Dylan Farrow’s open letter was published in The New York Times and described the alleged sexual abuse she claims to have endured. Farrow also detailed that the sexual abuse by Allen happened when she was a little girl of seven years-old.
When the alleged abuse supposedly occurred, Mia Farrow reported the accusations to the local authorities and while Allen was never charged with any crime, a family court judge did take Dylan from his custody and denied him any visitation rights.
Woody Allen has and still does vehemently deny that he abused Dylan in any way.
Taking things even further, Farrow who is now a 28 year-old woman began taking shots at people who have praised Allen for his work in films. Farrow accused both Cate Blanchett and Alex Baldwin claiming they ignored the idea that he was a child molested.
Cate Blanchett spoke with a Hollywood blogger and responded to Farrow’s allegations saying, “I hope they [the Farrow family] can find some sort of resolution and peace.”
Lena Dunham on the other hand spoke out in support of Farrow. Dunham tweeted, “To share in this way is courageous, powerful and generous.”
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