Woody Allen denies molesting adopted daughter Dylan Farrow in a just-released op-ed printed in The New York Times, calling the notion he would touch her in such a way impossible for any sane soul to believe.
The Oscar-winning director spends most of the column savaging ex-love Mia Farrow, bludgeoning her character and accusing her of planting the molestation story in their daughter’s mind at the age of seven based on lyrics from a song.
Allen says when he first heard Mia Farrow suspected he touched their daughter in such a fashion he waved off the charge on face value.
The self-serving transparency of her malevolence seemed so obvious I didn’t even hire a lawyer to defend myself.
It didn’t end there, of course, and Allen recalls the legal battle that followed as one he says exonerated him. He blasts not just Mia Farrow but the justice involved in the case.
The district attorney was champing at the bit to prosecute a celebrity case, and Justice Elliott Wilk, the custody judge, wrote a very irresponsible opinion saying when it came to the molestation, “we will probably never know what occurred.”
Allen says his fear of cramped spaces makes the very notion of him touching a young Dylan Farrow in an attic, where the girl alleges the crime took place, impossible. The director suggests Mia Farrow picked the locale from a song.
Undoubtedly the attic idea came to her from the Dory Previn song, “With My Daddy in the Attic.” It was on the same record as the song Dory Previn had written about Mia’s betraying their friendship by insidiously stealing her husband, André, “Beware of Young Girls.
Later, in order to shred Mia Farrow’s word, Allen even insinuates that Frank Sinatra, Mia Farrow’s old flame, could very well be the biological father of Ronan Farrow. The new MSNBC host was the sole child Allen and Mia Farrow conceived together, but some have suggested that Ronan Farrow’s resemblance to Sinatra is uncanny and calls into question his gene pool.
Allen concludes by saying this will be the last time he discusses the matter in public.