Woody Allen has called a documentary about claims he molested his adopted child Dylan Farrow a “hatchet task” and a “substandard hit piece”.
The HBO program functions interviews with the film director’s ex-wife Mia Farrow, in addition to his accuser.
She alleges Allen, 85, abused her in 1992 when she was seven years old. The decades-old accusations have always been denied by Allen.
The four-part programme, Allen v Farrow, also consists of new product such as interviews with individuals who knew the family.
Allen and wife Soon-Yi Previn released a declaration as the first episode was transmitted in the United States, stating the documentary’s makers “had no interest in the truth”.
” Rather, they invested years surreptitiously teaming up with the Farrows and their enablers to create a hatchet job filled with frauds,” stated the statement, provided through an agent.
” Woody and Soon-Yi were approached less than two months back and provided only a matter of days ‘to respond’. Of course, they decreased to do so.”
Allen did not participate in the programme however audio excerpts were utilized from his memoir, Apropos Of Nothing.
The declaration added: “As has actually been understood for decades, these claims are unconditionally incorrect.
” Numerous companies investigated them at the time and discovered that, whatever Dylan Farrow may have been led to think, definitely no abuse had actually ever taken place.
” It is sadly unsurprising that the network to air this is HBO – which has a standing production offer and service relationship with Ronan Farrow. While this inferior hit piece might get attention, it does not change the realities.”
Relatives, detectives, witnesses and family pal Carly Simon function in the documentary.
The director has long stated Mia Farrow comprised the claim and planted them in her child’s mind after learning that Allen was having an affair with the starlet’s then-22-year-old adopted child Previn – now his other half.
Allen has never been jailed or prosecuted over the accusation, initially made in 1993.
Thank you to everybody for their kind words, the profusion of assistance indicates more to me than I can state ♥ Speaking the reality is so hard, but I hope any fellow survivors who enjoyed last night know they are not alone. The truth is something that can not be altered.– Dylan Farrow February 22, 2021
Dylan Farrow thanked people for an “profusion of support” on Monday and shared a link to a group that helps sexual assault survivors.
“Speaking the fact is so challenging, but I hope any fellow survivors who viewed last night understand they are not alone,” she tweeted. “The fact is something that can not be altered.”