Mia Farrow Says Sexual Abuse Claims Against Woody Allen Are 'Not About Me'
Mia Farrow has finally spoken out after her adopted daughter Dylan Farrow recently claimed in an open letter that Woody Allen molested her when she was only seven years old. Mia, who was accused of feeding the story to the then-young Dylan, took to Twitter to talk about the issue. "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," she wrote on Tuesday, February 4.
After Dylan's letter was published in the New York Times on Saturday, February 1, Woody responded via his publicist, saying that the sexual abuse claims were "untrue and disgraceful." Woody's lawyer Elkin Abramowitz additionally appeared in an interview in Tuesday episode of "Today" show to defend the director.
"[Dylan] was a pawn in a huge fight between [Allen] and Mia Farrow years ago, and the idea that she was molested was implanted in her by her mother," Elkin said. "And that memory is never going to go away, so the fact that she says this now, that it happened 20 years ago, is totally understandable."
Elkin continued explaining that an investigation conducted by the police concluded that the sexual abuse never happened. "He was determined not to have molested his daughter 20 years ago. The case is over. There is no case," he added.
When asked why the sexual abuse claim resurfaced recently, Elkin suggested that Mia did not like Woody's recent success with "Blue Jasmine". "I think it's a continuation of Mia Farrow's desire to hurt Woody Allen. Woody Allen is now riding high... and I believe it revived the anger she has toward him," he said.
After the open letter was published, Dylan has gained support from many people including Lena Dunham. Without mentioning Woody's name, the "Girls" creator tweeted on Monday, February 3, "In wake of Dylan's letter I've noticed a lot of guys obsessed with the idea of being falsely accused. As if you would just be walking down the street one day, get accused of assault or sexual misconduct, and suddenly life would derail."
"Though there have, of course, been plenty of terrible and unjust cases in the past, remember... Most victims NEVER speak up. Most never feel they can. These are not stories we tell for fun, attention or revenge," she added. "If you think I wanna see a link to your shitty blog about how the American legal system fails sex offenders you are a dummy #blocked."
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