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Dylan Farrow responds to Woody Allen's op-ed

Dylan Farrow, adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, has responded to Allen’s New York Times essay, published yesterday, in which the director defended himself against sexual abuse claims.

“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. 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,” Dylan Farrow said in a statement Saturday, via People. “His op-ed is the latest rehash of the same legalese, distortions and outright lies he has leveled at me for the past 20 years.”

In Allen’s essay yesterday, the Blue Jasmine director responded to Dylan Farrow’s Feb. 1 open letter, in which the 28-year-old recounted the alleged sexual abuse she suffered as a child and attacked Hollywood’s support of the director.

Woody Allen responds to Dylan Farrow's abuse claims in his own 'New York Times' essay

Following Dylan Farrow’s New York Times essay claiming abuse at the hands of her adoptive father Woody Allen, the director has responded with a Times essay of his own.

“Twenty-one years ago, when I first heard Mia Farrow had accused me of child molestation, I found the idea so ludicrous I didn’t give it a second thought,” Allen begins his first-person account. “We were involved in a terribly acrimonious breakup, with great enmity between us and a custody battle slowly gathering energy. The self-serving transparency of her malevolence seemed so obvious I didn’t even hire a lawyer to defend myself.”

Allen goes on to state the facts of the case and points out that he was never charged with a crime. “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. Common sense would prevail. After all, I was a 56-year-old man who had never before (or after) been accused of child molestation. I had been going out with Mia for 12 years and never in that time did she ever suggest to me anything resembling misconduct.” READ FULL STORY

Dylan Farrow explains why she wrote her Woody Allen essay

Following a recent New York Times essay in which she accused adoptive father Woody Allen of sexually abusing her when she was 7, Dylan Farrow spoke to People about the backlash she has faced since.

“It took all of my strength and all of my emotional fortitude to do what I did this week in the hope that it would put the truth out there,” she told the magazine. “That is my only ammunition. I don’t have money or publicists or limos or fancy apartments in Manhattan. All I have is the truth and that is all I put out there.”

She also addressed the comments from adopted brother Moses Farrow, who categorically denied that Allen ever abused Dylan. “He has betrayed me in the cruelest way imaginable, and betrayed my family and my mother who has loved him since day one,” Dylan told People of their adopted mother, Mia Farrow. “His betrayal is the lowest form of evil that I could ever imagine.”

Woody Allen asks 'New York Times' to publish his response to abuse claims

The New York Times might publish a piece by Woody Allen in response to Dylan Farrow’s open letter, the newspaper announced Wednesday. Allen asked the Times if he could write a response to his adopted daughter’s abuse allegations, and he was told to send it in.

It’s not clear if the piece will actually be published, as “it comes down to the editing process” whether or not it makes it, according to the Times‘ editorial page editor, Andrew Rosenthal, who said Allen’s response could be published within the next few days.

Moses Farrow defends Woody Allen against sister's allegations

Dylan Farrow’s brother, Moses Farrow, defended Woody Allen in an interview with People. “Of course Woody did not molest my sister,” Moses said.

Moses, who remains close with Allen, takes the stance that Mia Farrow implanted the idea of Allen molesting Dylan in Dylan’s head as a way to get back at Allen for marrying Soon-Yi, Mia’s adopted daughter. “My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister,” Moses said, “And I hated him for years. I see now that this was a vengeful way to pay him back for falling in love with Soon-Yi.” READ FULL STORY

Mia Farrow responds to daughter's abuse claims against Woody Allen

Mia Farrow has taken to her Twitter account to respond to the controversy surrounding her adopted daughter’s essay in The New York Times detailing her alleged sexual abuse by adopted father Woody Allen.

Allen, who has always denied the charges, called Dylan Farrow’s essay “untrue and disgraceful.” Allen’s lawyer, Elkan Abramowitz, appeared on the Today show on Tuesday to defend his client and further deny the accusations. Abramowitz took aim at Mia Farrow over the weekend, calling the abuse claims a “story engineered by a vengeful lover.”

Woody Allen's lawyer addresses abuse allegations on 'Today' show

Elkan Abramowitz, Woody Allen’s attorney, appeared on the Today show this morning to discuss the now decades-old molestation allegations against Allen. The charges initially made headlines in 1993 when Allen was accused of molesting his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. While Allen was never formally  prosecuted, the charges were brought up again on Feb. 1 when Dylan herself wrote a piece for the New York Times detailing the alleged abuse. READ FULL STORY

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