Saturday, May 18, 2024

FLASHBACK Let’s Read the 1993 Connecticut Report on Woody Allen: “Dylan Farrow was not sexually abused by Woody Allen”


I think it’s time to re-read the 1993 report from the State of Connecticut and Yale New Haven Hospital regarding Woody Allen and charges that he may have molested his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.

The report concluded that Dylan Farrow was not sexually abused by Woody Allen. Would it be too hard for the actors who’ve been railroaded into denouncing or renouncing Woody to read this? This is not fake news. This was real. What was fake was Mia Farrow’s manipulation of the situation. So agrees another of her adopted children, Moses Farrow, now a therapist, who has detailed his own abuse in the Farrow household.

I’m afraid the actors who are speaking out — and donating their fees, etc from Woody’s movies — are skipping the facts and being swept up in the emotion of #MeToo. Some of these actors– like Mira Sorvino– would not have careers without Woody.

Just about every single subject of the #MeToo campaign has had multiple accusers. Woody Allen had just one– his ex girlfriend, Mia Farrow, furious that he’d left her for her adopted daughter, Soon Yi (who was of age). Woody and Soon Yi have been together for 25 years. They have two of their own daughters. They’re a happy family. There has never been another peep from anyone about Woody — except for Mia and her brood.

Meanwhile, Mia Farrow’s own brother serves a 10 to 25 year prison sentence for child molestation. None of the Farrows have ever expressed remorse or sympathy for the victims.

And then there is Moses, an eyewitness to what went on in Mia Farrow’s house in 1992. He brings up a good point here– three of his siblings are dead. No one asks the Farrows about that either.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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