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In a by no means-earlier than-seen interview, Woody Allen addressed the accusations that he allegedly molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow in 1992 amid a heated custody battle with ex Mia Farrow.
For some background info, the 85-yr-outdated director appeared on CBS Sunday Morning in July 2020 for an in-depth interview for the primary time in almost three many years. The dialog aired on ViacomCBS’ Paramount+ streaming service on Sunday — two weeks after the conclusion of the HBO‘s Allen v. Farrow. CBS Information launched an announcement to Selection on why they determined to launch the interview now, saying:
“Lee Cowan sat down with Woody Allen in July 2020 following the discharge of his memoir for what could be Allen’s first vital tv interview in almost three many years. The interview, which occurred final summer time throughout an lively information cycle, is being introduced now given the renewed curiosity within the controversy surrounding the filmmaker. The unique for Paramount Plus presents the power to discover Allen, his profession, and the allegations in context and with the depth that this story calls for.”
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In the brand new sit-down, Allen continued to disclaim the inappropriate interplay with Dylan — one thing he has completed for a very long time now.
“It’s so preposterous, and but the smear has remained. And so they nonetheless choose to cling to, if not the notion that I molested Dylan, the chance that I molested her. Nothing that I ever did with Dylan in my life may very well be misconstrued as that.”
The Annie Corridor filmmaker additionally stated that he had not spoken to Dylan for the reason that accusations first surfaced when she was 7 years outdated. Nevertheless, Allen famous how he does imagine Dylan was sexually assaulted.
“I imagine she thinks it [happened]. She was a very good child, and I imagine she thinks it. You understand, I don’t imagine that she’s making it up. I don’t imagine she’s mendacity. I imagine she believes that.”
As you might know, Allen was by no means arrested or charged when investigations into the declare launched. The author quickly filed a lawsuit to achieve custody over his and Mia’s three youngsters — Dylan, Moses Farrow, and Ronan Farrow, however Allen later misplaced.
“There was no logic to it on the face of it. Why would a man who was 57 years outdated, I by no means was accused of something in my life, I’m immediately going to drive up in the midst of a contentious custody battle at Mia’s nation dwelling but — a 7-yr-outdated woman? It simply, on the floor of it, I didn’t suppose it required any investigation.”
The CBS Sunday Morning interview additionally included Dylan’s inform-all with Gayle King — the place she recounted the sexual assault accusations towards her adopted father for the primary time on tv.
As we talked about earlier than, the published comes weeks after HBO aired the 4-half docuseries that sought to reexamine the kid molestation allegations towards the screenwriter. Earlier than this system was launched, Woody and spouse Quickly-Yi Previn publicly denounced the documentary, claiming it “had no real interest in the reality” and was simply “a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods.”
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