In his just-published memoir “Apropos of Nothing,” Woody Allen as soon as once more denied accusations that he molested daughter Dylan Farrow within the early ’90s when she was 7 and mentioned the accusations had been a part of his ex-partner Mia Farrow’s “Ahab-like quest” for revenge after he left her for Farrow’s daughter Soon-Yi Previn.
“I never laid a finger on Dylan, never did anything to her that could be even misconstrued as abusing her; it was a total fabrication from start to finish,” he writes within the new ebook, which was launched Monday by Arcade Publishing after his earlier writer, Hachette, dropped it.
According to the Associated Press, which broke the information of the sudden publication, Allen recalled going to Mia Farrow’s cottage in 1992 and inserting a hand in Dylan’s lap, however says, “I certainly didn’t do anything improper to her. I was in a room full of people watching TV mid-afternoon.”
Allen, who was by no means charged with against the law after two separate police investigations within the 1990s, calls the accusations a “total fabrication.” In the ebook, he additionally suggests the claims had been borne of Farrow’s “Ahab-like quest” for revenge after she discovered he had begun relationship then 21-year-old Soon-Yi Previn, whom Farrow and former husband André Previn had adopted in 1978.
According to the AP, Allen additionally describes Mia Farrow’s response to discovering out concerning the relationship with Previn, writing about “her shock, her dismay, her rage, everything,” then calling it “the correct reaction.”
Reps for Mia Farrow and Dylan Farrow didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
Still, Allen insists he would do it once more. “Sometimes, when the going got rough and I was maligned everywhere, I was asked if I had known the outcome, do I ever wish I never took up with Soon-Yi? I always answered I’d do it again in a heartbeat,” he writes, in keeping with the AP. The new ebook is devoted to Soon-Yi Previn, whom he married in 1997 regardless of a three-decade age distinction.
In a postscript to the ebook, Allen additionally tweaks Hachette’s choice to drop the memoir on March 6, someday after dozens of the corporate’s workers staged a walkout to protest the ebook’s acquisition. Allen’s son, Ronan Farrow, additionally criticized the writer, which had launched his personal best-seller, “Catch and Kill,” beneath its Little, Brown imprint.
Allen mentioned Hachette had beforehand promised to face by its publishing plan regardless of his standing as “a toxic pariah and menace to society” within the #MeToo period. “When actual flak did arrive they thoughtfully reassessed their position,” he wrote, and “dumped the book like it was a hunk of Xenon 135.”
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