Woody Allen says 'no logic' to Dylan Farrow's sexual abuse claims: 'I believe she thinks it, she was a good kid'
In his first-ever full-length interview in over 30 years, the director opened up about the sexual abuse allegations leveled against him by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow
Woody Allen has continued to maintain his innocence amid the sexual abuse allegations his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow leveled against him. In an interview on 'CBS Sunday Morning' he did in July 2020 but didn't air, Allen addressed the pedophilia accusations against him by Farrow and said there was "no logic" to it but at the same time he didn't think she was lying.
"I believe she thinks it. She was a good kid. I do not believe she's making it up. I don't believe she's lying. I believe she believes that," he said. He further added, "It's so preposterous, and yet the smear has remained. And they still prefer to cling to if not the notion that I molested Dylan, the possibility that I molested her. Nothing that I ever did with Dylan in my life could be misconstrued as that."
Who is Dylan Farrow?
Dylan is one of Mia Farrow's 14 children. The story surrounding her sexual assault at the hands of her adoptive father Allen has been around for 30 years, resurfacing every now and then. A docuseries titled 'Allen v. Farrow' released in February 2021 on HBO Max and it featured a videotape of Farrow telling her mother Mia about Allen assaulting her in the crawl space in the attic of their country home in Connecticut.
Dylan is a fulltime writer and she published her first novel, an adult fantasy fiction titled 'Hush' in October 2020. She always loved to read, write, and play make-believe with her brother Ronan and the love for playacting eventually led her to discover her love for fantasy fiction. As a teenager, she reportedly wrote an illustrated 500-page "Game of Thrones-style novel". Dylan had moved to South Florida with her college sweetheart who she later married. She put her writing on the back burner and started to work as a graphic designer. However, in 2014 they moved back to Connecticut and Farrow revived her love for writing.
'There's no logic to it,' says Woody Allen
In his interview with Lee Cowan, Allen said, "There was no logic to it, on the face of it. Why would a guy who's 57-years-old and never 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 (with) a 7-year-old girl." Speaking on it further, he said, "It just – on the surface, I didn't think it required any investigation, even," calling the abuse allegations "preposterous".
The full-length interview was released on Paramount Plus as part of the special titled 'The Woody Allen Interview' and was made available for streaming starting March 28. The program also includes an interview with Dylan conducted by Gayle King in 2018 and a new segment from Erin Moriarty that examines what happens when artists are accused of morally questionable acts.