"No one is parading me around as a victim": Dylan Farrow breaks silence reiterating that Woody Allen molested her
In the op-ed, Soon-Yi not only defends her husband but also details early memories of her childhood that includes accounts of abuse at the hands of her adoptive mother Mia Farrow.
Sexual abuse allegations against Woody Allen has snowballed into a full-fledged controversy. Beginning with an explosive New York magazine profile of Soon-Yi Previn, wife of the controversial 'Annie Hall' director, the war of words recently roped in Allen accusers Dylan and Ronan Farrow who have since issued fresh statements on social media, reiterating all the allegations against their father and slamming the magazine article.
“Woody Allen molested me when I was seven years old, part of a documented pattern of inappropriate, abusive touching that led a judge to say there was no evidence I was coached and that it was unsafe for me to be in Woody Allen’s presence,” the 33-year-old daughter of Allen and his former partner Mia Farrow tweeted out, responding to the New York piece citing Allen's wife. In the article, Soon-Yi not only defends her husband but also details early memories of her childhood that includes accounts of abuse at the hands of her adoptive mother Mia Farrow.
My statement on New York Magazine: pic.twitter.com/xml6pdaZqb— Dylan Farrow (@RealDylanFarrow) September 17, 2018
“What’s happened to Woody is so upsetting, so unjust,” Previn claimed in the article, referring to a-decade-old allegations against her husband and adding how Farrow has since “paraded Dylan as a victim. And a whole new generation is hearing about [the allegations of abuse] when they shouldn’t.”
In addition, Previn also made some serious charges about Mia (her adoptive mother and Allen's former partner), accusing her of abuse.
“Mia wasn’t maternal to me from the get-go,” Previn told Daphne Merkin, the author of the op-ed opening up about the volatile household of Mia and her ex-husband Andre Previn, in which she grew up. "She tried to teach me the alphabet with those wooden blocks. If I didn’t get them right, sometimes she’d throw them at me or down on the floor. Who can learn under that pressure?”
I'm grateful to my siblings for standing by me and my mother. Statement from Matthew Previn, Sascha Previn, Fletcher Previn, Daisy Previn, Ronan Farrow, Isaiah Farrow, and Quincy Farrow: pic.twitter.com/aBjWFUJjdH— Dylan Farrow (@RealDylanFarrow) September 17, 2018
All these claims - coupled with a dozen more - has not gone down well with the Farrow siblings, who have vehemently defended their integrity and their mother Mia's in social media statements. Alleging how the story included "bizarre fabrications about my mother", Dylan slammed the report. "I have a message for the media and allies of Woody Allen: no one is ‘parading me around as a victim’ — I continue to be an adult woman making a credible allegation unchanged for two decades, backed up by evidence. My only hesitation has been the way my mother is targeted as a result, as is the case here. Shame on New York Magazine,' she added.
Her brother Ronan too followed suit, questioning the integrity of the article.
“As a journalist, I’m shocked by the lack of care for the facts, the refusal to include eyewitness testimony that would contradict falsehoods in this piece, and the failure to print my sister’s responses. Survivors of abuse deserve better," he shared.
Statement on New York magazine, which has done something shameful here: pic.twitter.com/xGeQP341OG— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) September 17, 2018