Mia Farrow: Dylan Farrow's Sexual Abuse Claims Against Woody Allen Are "Not About Me," It's "Her Truth"
Standing by her daughter. Past midnight on Twitter Tuesday, Feb. 4, Mia Farrow shared a response to daughter Dylan Farrow's Feb. 1 open letter in the New York Times that claimed her father, Woody Allen, molested her when she was seven.
"I love my daughter. I will always protect her," the 68-year-old actress wrote. "A lot of ugliness is going to be aimed at me. But this is not about me, it's about her truth."
Farrow has been the target of Allen's defense against Dylan's accusations. The 78-year-old director's lawyer, Elkan Abramowitz, appeared on the TODAY show Feb. 4, and accused Farrow of convincing Dylan she was sexually abused, "implanting" the traumatic memory, to get back at her ex.
"[Woody's] reaction is one of overwhelming sadness because of what has happened to Dylan," Abramowitz said. "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 and that memory is never going to go away. The fact that she says this now, that it happened 20 years ago is totally understandable."
Allen and Farrow began dating in 1980. They adopted Dylan and Moses, and welcomed son Ronan together in 1987. The couple, who never wed, split in 1992, and Allen went on to marry Soon-Yi, the adopted daughter of Farrow and her ex-husband, Andre Previn.
Allen was first accused of sexually abusing Dylan back in 1992, but the case was dismissed in 1993. On Twitter Feb. 3, Farrow shared a link to a 1992 article in Vanity Fair that detailed her side of the story. "Just read this for the first time since 1992," she tweeted with the article.
"Woody Allen is not interested in suing anybody for defamation," Abramowitz said of the Blue Jasmine director on TODAY. "He was determined not to have molested his daughter 20 years ago. The case is over. There is no case. The fact that it's being brought up now is suspect. The timing's suspect. I think that it's a continuation of Mia Farrow's desire to hurt Woody Allen. Woody Allen is now riding fairly high. He got the Golden Globe award for Lifetime Achievement which he deserved, and I believe it revived the anger she has toward him."