Thursday, May 23, 2024

Woody Allen Responds to HBO Documentary: The Farrows and their enablers…put together a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods”


Here is  Woody Allen and Soon Yi Previn’s official response to the HBO documentary, “Allen vs. Farrow”:

“These documentarians had no interest in the truth. Instead, they spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to put together a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods. Woody and Soon-Yi were approached less than two months ago and given only a matter of days ‘to respond.’ Of course, they declined to do so.

“As has been known for decades, these allegations are categorically false. Multiple agencies investigated them at the time and found that, whatever Dylan Farrow may have been led to believe, absolutely no abuse had ever taken place. It is sadly unsurprising that the network to air this is HBO – which has a standing production deal and business relationship with Ronan Farrow. While this shoddy hit piece may gain attention, it does not change the facts.”

The business deal mentioned above was indeed announced in 2018 between HBO and Ronan Farrow, who’s come up with no ideas for a documentary except this one. This is his obsession, and his mother’s. Watching the first episode tonight, it’s obvious that Dylan has been heavily coached, that nothing they talk about makes sense. I’ve written in prior pieces about slanted this story is, with no counterbalance. The documentary makes it seem like Woody was at Mia’s houses every day playing with children. Let’s not forget he made 13 movies in 13 years, in addition to plenty of published writing. He was working.


click here for original scoop: Woody Allen Publisher Threatens to Sue Over Use of Audio Quotes.

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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