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  • The first episode includes interviews with Allen’s former long-time girlfriend Mia Farrow and adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, who accused Allen of sexual abuse when she was 7 years old.
  • The project also scrutinizes Allen’s relationship with his wife Soon-Yi Previn, who was also the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow.
  • “These documentarians had no interest in the truth. Instead, they spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to put together a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods,” the statement said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Filmmaker Woody Allen is pushing back against allegations that he sexually abused his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was a child. 

HBO on Sunday aired the first episode of its four-part docuseries “Allen v. Farrow” in which Dylan Farrow’s decades-old sexual abuse allegations against her adoptive father are reexamined. The first episode includes interviews with Allen’s former long-time girlfriend Mia Farrow and Dylan, who accused Allen of sexual abuse when she was 7 years old. The allegations emerged during a custody battle after Allen and Farrow separated in 1992. 


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The project also scrutinizes Allen’s relationship with his wife Soon-Yi Previn, who was the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow. 

Shortly after the series aired earlier this week, Allen and Previn released a statement through Allen’s sister, calling it a “shoddy hit piece.” 

“These documentarians had no interest in the truth. Instead, they spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to put together a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods,” the statement said, according to The Hollywood Reporter

“As has been known for decades, these allegations are categorically false. Multiple agencies investigated them at the time and found that, whatever Dylan Farrow may have been led to believe, absolutely no abuse had ever taken place,” the statement said. 

The filmmaker has consistently denied the sexual abuse allegations over the years and argued that Mia Farrow coached Dylan to level the accusations at him after learning about his relationship with Previn. 

In a 2018 interview with CBS This Morning, Dylan, 35, denied that she was coached into accusing Allen of abuse and detailed her version of the incident. 


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Published on Feb 23, 2021