‘A troubled person’

Moses Farrow defends Woody Allen once more, claims his sister’s memories of abuse are false

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Moses Farrow, the adopted son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, defended his father from accusations that he molested his sister, Dylan Farrow, as a child in a nearly 5,000-word blog post on Wednesday. In the post, Moses elaborated on his past claims that Dylan was brainwashed by Mia Farrow into believing that Allen abused her.

“Dylan was alone with Woody in his apartment countless times over the years without a hint of impropriety, yet some would have you believe that at the age of 56, he suddenly decided to become a child molester in a house full of hostile people ordered to watch him like a hawk,” wrote Moses.

In a statement, Dylan Farrow expressed sadness about her brother’s latest attack on her credibility, adding that it wasn’t until recent years that Moses decided that she had made up the allegations against Allen.

“As I said when he last made these claims, this is an attempt to deflect from a credible allegation made by an adult woman, by trying to impugn my mother who has only ever been supportive of me and my siblings,” said Dylan in a statement. “It’s easily disproved, contradicts years of his own statements, is beyond hurtful to me personally, and is part of a larger effort to discredit and distract from my assault. My brother is a troubled person. I’m so sorry he’s doing this.”

Dylan, who recently spoke out about Allen’s alleged abuse on camera for the first time, has long contended that the popular director sexually assaulted her when she was just 7 years old. Farrow’s other brother, Ronan, who helped break the story about Harvey Weinstein’s serial abuse of women, has also claimed that Allen used similar tactics to Weinstein in order to escape culpability for his actions and effectively silence his sister. On Thursday, he reluctantly posted a statement on Twitter address the blog post by Moses in which he dismissed Moses’ remarks as part of a long-running “smear campaign” and reiterated his support for Dylan. “I believe my sister,” the statement concludes. Read Ronan Farrow’s full statement below.

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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