Published: Sat, May 26, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Woody Allen's son Moses Farrow defends father over sexual assault claims

Woody Allen's son Moses Farrow defends father over sexual assault claims

According to Moses, now a licensed therapist who recalls acting as "the man of the house" and monitoring Allen's every move on the day of Dylan Farrow's alleged assault, there was never a moment when Allen and Dylan Farrow were alone together.

Farrow also wrote that his mother Mia Farrow had been abusive towards him and his siblings, and claimed that she had coached her daughter Dylan to make the sexual assault claims against her father.

As we reported on Wednesday, after briefly speaking about the alleged incident in 2014, Moses published an essay accusing mother Mia Farrow of abuse, and attempted to dispel the "inaccurate and misleading attacks" on the filmmaker.

Mia Farrow, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, speaks to the media about her visit to the Central African Republic July 22, 2014 at United Nations headquarters in NY.

Farrow, 40, disputed sister Dylan's claim that Allen sexually abused her as a child and blamed their mother for years of turmoil in their household.

Although Ronan was hesitant to respond to the "smear campaign", he ultimately did as he "believe [s] [his] sister".

This undated image released by Frances Silver shows Dylan Farrow daughter of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow
This undated image released by Frances Silver shows Dylan Farrow daughter of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow and Allen split a few months before the alleged assault, after it came to light he was dating Mia's 21-year-old adopted daughter, Soon-Yi. In his essay, he said he chose to speak out again now, hoping people will be more receptive to his story. Mia Farrow did not respond to our request for comment. You and I both know the truth.

In the new blogpost Moses Farrow disputes the allegations made by his sister, writing: "Dylan was alone with Woody in his apartment countless times over the years without a hint of impropriety, yet some would have you believe that at the age of 56, he suddenly chose to become a child molester in a house full of hostile people ordered to watch him like a hawk".

He says Soon-Yi was her most frequent scapegoat because she would push back against her mother. "I was defeated, deflated, beaten and beaten down. It was an upbringing that made me, paradoxically, both fiercely loyal and obedient to her, as well as deeply afraid".

He also directly addressed his sister Dylan, saying that speaking out about the "abuse" inflicted by their mother and "getting away from her" helped him heal. "I wish you peace, and the wisdom to understand that devoting your life to helping our mother destroy our father's reputation is unlikely to bring you closure in any kind of lasting way", he wrote. But, after all this time, enough is enough.

"It's easily disproven, contradicts years of his own statements, is beyond hurtful to me personally, and is part of a larger effort to discredit and distract from my assault", she continued. "And it's a burden I am willing to bear".

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