Thursday, April 25, 2024

Moses Farrow Defense of Woody Allen, Accusations of Abuse Against Mia Farrow Sparks #MiaToo Twitter Campaign


Moses Farrow’s remarkably brave statement proclaiming and clearly demonstrating the innocence of his father Woody Allen of trumped-up allegations from 25 years ago seems to have sparked a new movement to shine a spotlight on the child abuse that WAS allegedly  committed —  not by Woody – but by Woody’s accuser – the mother of Moses Farrow, Dylan Farrow and Ronan Farrow (plus 11 others) – Mia Farrow.

The hashtag #MiaToo has been created.  There’s also a new website about Mia Farrow’s abuse of her children
Mia Farrow has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund) since 2000.  Her acolytes often tout it as evidence of her saintly nature.
But now there are calls being made for UNICEF to conduct an investigations of the credible allegations of child abuse by Mia Farrow and determine if she should be allowed to retain her prestigious, image-enhancing title.
No less than three of the ten children she adopted between 1970-1995  suffered “emergencies.”  Two of them apparently couldn’t take life with Mia anymore and committed suicide – age 19 and 27.  A third child was so tormented that she was driven into poverty and drug addiction and died of AIDS.
There is certainly precedent for UNICEF revoking one of its goodwill ambassadorships.  For example in 2010 UNICEF stripped Goodwill Ambassador status from Mexican music superstar Marco Antonio Solís after reports confirmed his longtime ill-treatment of one of his daughters.
Moses’s claims of abuse about adopted sister Tam, one of three children who’ve died under Mia Farrow’s control:

Most media sources claim my sister Tam died of “heart failure” at the age of 21. In fact, Tam struggled with depression for much of her life, a situation exacerbated by my mother refusing to get her help, insisting that Tam was just “moody.” One afternoon in 2000, after one final fight with Mia, which ended with my mother leaving the house, Tam committed suicide by overdosing on pills. My mother would tell others that the drug overdose was accidental, saying that Tam, who was blind, didn’t know which pills she was taking. But Tam had both an ironclad memory and sense of spatial recognition. And, of course, blindness didn’t impair her ability to count.

The details of Tam’s overdose and the fight with Mia that precipitated it were relayed directly to me by my brother Thaddeus, a first-hand witness. Tragically, he is no longer able to confirm this account. Just two years ago, Thaddeus also committed suicide by shooting himself in his car, less than 10 minutes from my mother’s house.

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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