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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

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 ┬áprosecuted, 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

British committee: Rupert Murdoch 'turned a blind eye' to hacking scandal

News Corp. chief Rupert┬áMurdoch must take responsibility for serious failings that caused Britain’s tabloid phone hacking scandal, lawmakers said Tuesday in a scathing report — as a narrow majority also insisted the tycoon was unfit to lead his global media empire. In a report on the malpractice at Murdoch’s now shuttered News of The World tabloid, legislators accused Murdoch and his son James of overseeing a corporate culture that sought “to cover up rather than seek out wrongdoing.”

Parliament’s cross-party Culture, Media and Sport committee unanimously agreed that three key News International executives had misled Parliament by offering false accounts of their knowledge of the extent of phone hacking — a rare and serious censure that can see offenders hauled before Parliament to make a personal apology. The panel said the House of Commons would decide on the punishment meted out to the three executives: New York Daily News editor Colin Myler, a former News of The World editor; the British tabloid’s longtime lawyer Tom Crone and Les Hinton, the former executive chairman of News International, former publisher of The Wall Street Journal and former board member of The Associated Press. READ FULL STORY

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