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Woody Allen: “Of Course, I Did Not Molest Dylan”

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Woody AllenAlthough Woody Allen is known for keeping out of the media spotlight, the reignited child molestation accusation against him has compelled him to seek a platform in The New York Times.

The 78-year-old filmmaker responded to his daughter Dylan Farrow's open letter from last weekend (in the same publication he offers his defense, no less) in which she confirmed for the first time as an adult that he sexually abused her when she was 7.

In the piece, Allen reaffirms his innocence, offering anecdotes aimed at painting his ex-partner and Dylan's mother Mia Farrow as a vengeful lover (not unlike what his lawyer has claimed): "Stacey Nelkin, whom I had dated many years ago, came forward to the press to tell them that when Mia and I first had our custody battle 21 years ago, Mia had wanted her to testify that she had been underage when I was dating her, despite the fact this was untrue. Stacey refused. I include this anecdote so we all know what kind of character we are dealing with here. One can imagine in learning this why she wouldn’t take a lie-detector test."

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Dylan Farrow Insists She Wasn’t Brainwashed

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Dylan Farrow has hit back at suggestions she has been "brainwashed" by Mia Farrow.

Woody Allen's adopted daughter, who spoke out at the weekend alleging he had abused her at the age of seven, insists she wasn't coached by her mother despite her older brother Moses' recent claims the allegations were merely part of Mia's "vengeful" response to her former partner's affair with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn.

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Woody Allen to Respond to Dylan Farrow

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Woody AllenDespite his reclusive tendencies, filmmaker Woody Allen will be emerging from his proverbial shell to respond to the renewed child molestation accusations against him.

Allen is seeking to have a piece published in response to his estranged daughter Dylan Farrow's open letter wherein she claims that he molested her as a child - confirming her mother Mia Farrow's claims that Allen did so when Dylan was 7 years old.

The Blue Jasmine director's letter is rumored to appear in The New York Times - the same publication that put out Dylan's letter last Saturday. "[Allen] asked and we said, 'Yes, send it in,'" said Andrew Rosenthal, The New York Times' editorial page editor. Just because it has been submitted, however, Rosenthal points out that it won't necessarily go unedited or published at all: "It comes down to the editing process [as a full Op-Ed piece]... Normally, we don't publish a direct response. In this case, it was so personal, we thought that we should."

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Woody Allen Feels “Sad” for Dylan

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Woody Allen feels "overwhelming sadness" for Dylan Farrow.

The Blue Jasmine filmmaker's adopted daughter spoke out over the weekend alleging he had abused her at the age of seven, but the director's lawyer insists none of the allegations are true and were simply "implanted" by her mother, Woody's former partner Mia Farrow. "His reaction is one of overwhelming sadness because of what has happened to Dylan. She was a pawn in a huge fight between him and Mia Farrow years ago, and the idea that she was molested was implanted in her by her mother. 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," lawyer Elkan Abramowitz told the Today show.

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Alec Baldwin Responds to Dylan Farrow’s Letter

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Woody Allen, Cate Blanchett, and Alec Baldwin with Dylan Farrow inset

Alec Baldwin and Cate Blanchett have responded to Dylan Farrow's open letter.

The director's 28-year-old adopted daughter published a letter in the New York Times on Saturday in which she accused her adoptive father, Woody Allen, of sexually assaulting her when she was seven. The letter also asked various actors who had worked with Woody - including Alec and Cate - how they would feel if it was their child.

Responding to a fan asking if he felt he should apologise to Dylan, Alec - who has daughters Ireland, 18, and Carmen, five months - wrote on Twitter, "What the f&@% is wrong w u that u think we all need to b commenting on this family's personal struggle? You are mistaken if you think there is a place for me, or any outsider, in this family's issue [sic]."

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Wade Robson Wants More MJ Accusers to Come Forward

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Wade RobsonWade Robson hopes his allegations against Michael Jackson will encourage other "victims" to come forward.

The choreographer filed legal documents on May 1 asking for money from the Michael Jackson Estate in compensation for childhood molestation at the hands of the late pop star - who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 - and says he wants to inspire others to speak out.

"I want to inspire other people to speak their truth. If my coming forward and speaking the truth can help, honestly, one [person] to gain courage to speak their truth and begin the healing process then that would really be more than I could ask," he told TMZ.

Speaking earlier this week, Wade said he "was scared psychologically and emotionally completely unable and unwilling to understand that it was sexual abuse. This is not a case of repressed memory. I never forgot one moment of what Michael did to me. He performed sexual acts on me and I performed sexual acts on him. It was complete manipulation and brainwashing. He would role-play and train me for these scenarios. There is no excuse for what he did to me, but he was a troubled man...The image that one presents to the world is not the whole explanation of who someone is. Michael Jackson was yes, an incredibly talented artist with an incredible gift. He was many things. And he was also a child sexual abuser."

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Michael Jackson Accused of Abuse

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Michael Jackson and Wade RobsonMichael Jackson has been posthumously accused of sexual abuse.

Choreographer Wade Robson filed legal documents on May 1 asking for money from the Michael Jackson Estate in compensation for childhood molestation at the hands of the late pop star - who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 - TMZ reports.

The deadline has passed for creditors to file claims against the estate, but Wade is asking the probate court to allow him to file a late creditor's claim. The complaint has been made under seal, meaning it is not available to the public, but it is said to specifically outline the alleged abuse and contains an affidavit from Dr. David Arrendondo, a San Francisco-based child psychiatrist.

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Choreographer Shane Sparks Charged with Child Molestation

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, a choreographer best known for his work on So You Think You Dance and his critiques on America’s Best Dance Crew, was arrested earlier today at his California home.

According to the L.A. County District Attorney’s office, the hip hop dance instructor - real name Melvin Sparks - is being accused of child molestation. The incidents, which occurred with one person in their early teens, occurred between 1994-1997. It’s not clear why the events are now coming to light.

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Mackenzie Phillips Promoting Her Book One Interview at a Time


Not to downplay the seriousness of Mackenzie Phillips’ shocking claims against her famous father, but this former actress has launched what will surely be one of the most successful marketing plans for a tell-all book since…well, this doesn’t really compare to anything else. First, Phillips shared a shocker with . Now, she continues to tell her tale despite input from stepmom Michelle Phillips. By the time this book is on the shelves, there’s no doubt that Mackenzie will be at the top of the New York Times bestseller list.

Who says the print industry is struggling?

In the upcoming book, Mackenzie Phillips talks at great length about her incestuous relationship with her father, whom she says “wasn’t a monster.” According to his daughter, John Phillips “was a tortured man who led a tortured existence.”

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