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

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Movies, Features,

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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