Woody Allen’s adopted son Moses Farrow says that the movie director did not sexually molest his sister Dylan. Instead, he accuses his mother Mia Farrow for instigating his children against him in retaliation for his dumping her for his adopted daughter Soon-Yi.
Moses tells People, ‘My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister. 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.’
FYI: Woody Allen and Mia Farrow were involved in a nasty divorce custody battle in 1993 and the court heard about how he was having an affair with his adopted daughter Soon-Yi Pevin, who he later married in 1997.
The 36-year old family therapist continues, ‘Of course Woody did not molest my sister. 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. The day in question, there were six or seven of us in the house. 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.’
As ENTmania! reported, Dylan for the first time wrote an open letter detailing how Allen molested her when she was just 7. Allen – who has constantly denied the accusation for decades – called the letter the handiwork of a ‘vengeful lover’ – Dylan’s mother Mia.
Dylan, has since responded to her brother’s comments, telling the magazine:
This is such a betrayal to me and my whole family. My memories are the truth and they are mine and I will live with that for the rest of my life.
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. In one of the most heartbreaking conversations I have ever had, she sat me down and asked me if I was telling the truth. She said that Dad said he didn’t do anything. and I said, ‘He’s lying.’
Unperturbed, Moses – who is estranged from his other siblings apart from Soon-Yi – goes on to accuse his mother of bullying.
‘Our mother has misled the public into believing it was a happy household of both biological and adopted children,’ he says. ‘From an early age, my mother demanded obedience and I was often hit as a child. She went into unbridled rages if we angered her, which was intimidating at the very least and often horrifying, leaving us not knowing what she would do.’
Replying, Dylan said, ‘I don’t know where he gets this about getting beaten. We were sent to our rooms sometimes.’
Then she added:
I will not see my family dragged down like this. 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. My mother is so brave and so courageous and taught me what it means to be strong and brave and tell the truth even in the face of these monstrous lies.
Mia Farrow herself has responded to Moses’s accusations by tweeting, ‘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.’