The Woody Allen/ Mia Farrow/ Dylan Farrow/ Soon-Yi Previn situation is getting uglier by the minute. The normally reserved Moses Farrow, a family therapist, decided to speak publically this week about the allegations once again engulfing his family, and unlike his brother Ronan, he does not believe their father molested Dylan. In fact, he thinks the real villain here is their mother Mia Farrow for hitting the children and poisoning the entire family against Allen as payback for his affair with Soon-Yi.
Speaking to People Magazine, Moses fired out with his version of the truth, one that doesn’t include molestation and instead involves a manipulative mother who turned an entire family against a man for her own selfish reasons.
That’s not the worst of it when it comes to allegations against Mia either. Moses claims all of the children feared their mother because she was so unpredictable and violent. She allegedly hit the children when they misbehaved and conned the general public into thinking she was raising this perfect large family when really she was doing the exact opposite.
Not surprisingly, both Dylan and Mia have already come out and denied everything Moses said. Taking it one step further, Dylan told People Moses was now “dead” to her, even lumping her in with the adopted half-sister Soon-Yi who she’s despised for more than twenty years.
The alleged sexual assault occurred during a supervised visit at the Farrow household. Allen had recently left the family for Mia’s adopted nineteen-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, Soon-Yi. After Allen left, Dylan allegedly told her mother Allen had touched her. The two later made a tape in which Dylan outlined what happened. It stops and starts several times, however, and one of the housekeepers later told authorities it was made over the course of several days. Maybe. Maybe not. Either way, a team of experts investigated and could not find any evidence of sexual assault. Prosecutors declined to press charges, though a judge later ruled it was possible Dylan was molested.
The case stayed buried for the most part until very recently when Allen accepted a lifetime achievement award, Dylan wrote an open letter, which Allen called tragic and Moses made these comments. A full response from Allen will reportedly run in The New York Times later this week.
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