Son backs Woody Allen on sexual abuse claims by Dylan Farrow

Thursday, 6 February 2014 - 8:52am IST | Agency: Daily Telegraph
The brother of Dylan Farrow, who last week accused her father Woody Allen of sexually assaulting her as a child, has sided with the director and insisted the accusations were planted in his sister's mind by their mother, Mia Farrow.
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The brother of Dylan Farrow, who last week accused her father Woody Allen of sexually assaulting her as a child, has sided with the director and insisted the accusations were planted in his sister's mind by their mother, Mia Farrow.

The attack by Moses Farrow on Mia Farrow, who raised him but from whom he is now estranged, marks the latest escalation in the family split.

"My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister," Mr Farrow, 36, a family therapist, told People magazine.

"Of course Woody did not molest my sister. She loved him and looked forward to seeing him when he would visit.

"She never hid from him until our mother succeeded in creating the atmosphere of fear and hate towards him.

"I don't know if my sister really believes she was molested or is trying to please her mother. Pleasing my mother was a very powerful motivation because to be on her wrong side was horrible."

Moses and Dylan Farrow, now 28, were both adopted by Mr Allen and Mia Farrow.

Mr Farrow said that his mother was seeking revenge because of Mr Allen's affair with Soon-Yi Previn, her adopted daughter from a previous relationship, whom the Oscar-winning director subsequently married.

Dylan Farrow was furious about her brother's comments, saying that he was now "dead" to her.

"This is such a betrayal to me and my whole family," she told People magazine. "My memories are the truth and they are mine and I will live with that for the rest of my life."




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