Embattled director Woody Allen discussed adopted daughter Dylan Farrow’s molestation accusations against him in a recently released interview.
Two weeks after the conclusion of HBO’s bombshell documentary “Allen v. Farrow,” Paramount+ released a July 2020 interview the “Annie Hall” director filmed for “CBS Sunday Morning.”
In his first on-camera interview in almost thirty years, he directly addressed the allegations that he had molested his then seven-year-old daughter.
“It’s so preposterous, and yet the smear has remained,” Allen commented. “And they still prefer to cling to if not the notion that I molested Dylan, the possibility that I molested her. Nothing that I ever did with Dylan in my life could be misconstrued as that.”
Though he has not spoken to Dylan in years, he would like to. “I believe she thinks it,” Allen said of her claims. “She was a good kid. I do not believe that she’s making it up. I don’t believe she’s lying. I believe she believes that.”
Allen was in the middle of a nasty break-up with actress Mia Farrow, when she discovered he was in a sexual relationship with her then-twenty-one-year-old adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, who he is now married to.
“There’s no logic to it, on the face of it,” Allen said of the allegations. “Why would a guy who’s 57 years old, I never was accused of anything in my life—I’m suddenly going to drive up in the middle of a contentious custody fight at Mia’s country home? On the surface, I didn’t think it required any investigation, even.”
HBO star Bill Maher said the HBO docuseries should have been called “Mia’s Story,” because the four-part event only showed one side of the event. “And now they know one side of the story and I’m glad they do. But don’t tell me that I saw the whole story,” Maher commented.
“I have one thing to say about it: The title offended me. Not offended me, but was bulls—,” the “Real Time” host said on his late-night show. “And it may all be true, but the title of that documentary, which was ‘Allen v. Farrow,’ which suggests a trial. OK, the title of that documentary is ‘Mia’s Story.’ And again, it may all be true, but don’t call it ‘Allen v. Farrow’ because that suggests a trial where there’s a prosecution and a defense — and there was no defense!”