In a brand new interview with CBS News and launched on Paramount+ on Sunday, Woody Allen repeated his denial of adopted daughter Dylan Farrow’s “preposterous” accusations that he molested her in 1992 within the midst of a bitter custody battle together with his ex Mia Farrow.
“It’s so preposterous and yet the smear has remained,” Allen informed CBS’ Lee Cowan in an interview taped final July after the publication of Allen’s memoir, “Apropos of Nothing.” “And they still prefer to cling to, if not the notion that I molested Dylan than the possibility that I molested her. Nothing that I ever did with Dylan in my life could be misconstrued as that.”
Allen additionally stated that he has not spoken to Dylan because the accusations first surfaced when she was simply 7 years previous — and that he doesn’t dispute that Dylan’s perception that she was abused. “I do not believe that she’s making it up, I don’t believe she’s lying — I believe she believes that,” he stated.
Allen, who was by no means charged with against the law after two investigations into the accusations, disputes that he would have harmed his daughter. “There was no logic to it on the face of it,” he stated. “Why would a guy who was 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 yet — a 7-year-old girl? It just, on the surface of it I didn’t think it required any investigation.”
The new interview was broadcast simply weeks after HBO aired a brand new four-part docuseries, “Allen v. Farrow,” that re-examined the sexual abuse and little one molestation accusations towards him and included new and beforehand unseen footage from Dylan Farrow, Mia Farrow and different household and pals that bolstered the case towards Allen.
The abuse accusations first surfaced after Allen’s cut up from his longtime main girl and companion, Mia Farrow, with whom he had three youngsters — son Ronan Farrow and two adopted youngsters, son Moses and daughter Dylan. Complicating the breakup was that he had launched into a relationship with one other one among Farrow’s adopted daughters, Soon-Yi Previn.
In the CBS interview, Allen famous that he and Soon-Yi, whom he married in 1997, adopted two women who are actually in faculty. “They don’t give two baby girls to someone that they think is a pedophile,” he stated.
Allen additionally informed Cowan that he by no means felt the necessity to apologize for his relationship with Soon-Yi. “No, I never felt…” he started. “The last thing in the world that anybody wanted was to hurt anybody’s feelings. What we wanted to do was to eventually make it known that we had a relationship.”
He additionally stated he had no second ideas about courting his then-partner’s adopted daughter, who was then in her early 20s. “No, it didn’t give me pause because the relationship with Soon-Yi was very gradual. It’s not like I went out with her one night and kissed her.” He added, “There was never a moment that it wasn’t the most natural thing in the world.”
He additionally advised that his relationship with Mia Farrow was removed from a typical marital partnership. “I never lived with Mia; I never slept at Mia’s house in all the years I went with her,” he stated. We had a relationship but it surely was by no means going to be a conjugal relationship. It bought to be a relationship of comfort after some time.”
The interview with the filmmaker, performed by Lee Cowan, was taped final July after the publication of Allen’s memoir, “Apropos of Nothing,” which revealed by Arcade Publishing after being dropped by Hachette Book Group after an worker protest. It was later launched by Arcade Publishing in March 2020.
Along with a report on “controversial artists and their art,” the “CBS This Morning” particular additionally re-aired Farrow’s 2018 interview with “CBS This Morning,” during which she spoke at size about her little one molestation accusations towards Allen and denied being coached by her mom,…
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