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Woody Allen: Sex Abuse Claims
Are ‘Untrue and Disgraceful’

Time Magazine, by Sam Frizell

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Posted By:Toledo, 2/2/2014 5:02:56 PM

Woody Allen responded Sunday to the accusations of his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, who claimed that Allen sexually assaulted her when she was seven years old. “Mr. Allen has read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful. He will be responding very soon,” a rep for Allen told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. Farrow published a letter yesterday detailing her suffering from alleged sexual assault by Woody Allen as a child. The director was never convicted of any crime relating to the allegations. Allen’s attorneys responded Sunday in a statement:“It is tragic that after 20 years a story


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 2/2/2014 5:08:38 PM     (No. 9716278)

A squealing ultra-liberal denies. No surprise. Pig.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/2/2014 5:14:39 PM     (No. 9716288)

It wasn´t ´abuse´ abuse.

Not like the kind that is committed by poor people or non-famous people.

That kind is criminal but the Hollywood kind is very different.

It´s hard to explain.

Artists are different.

Particularly really rich ones.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: faith_and_Reason, 2/2/2014 5:19:18 PM     (No. 9716294)

Regarding implanted memories: the children who were victims of implanted memories suffered the psychological traumas and dysfunctions in later life that "real" abuse is known to cause. In other words, their personal history came to be that of horribly abused children.

As adults many of them maintain the belief that abuses took place exactly as they had been programmed to believe. Tabloids, quack "therapists," and unqualified judges have been outrageously complicit in that ongoing validation and reinforcement of the lies! They have been the real abusers!

For facts specific to the Woody Allen case:


Dylan is an adult who HAS suffered the full experience of abuse, but it was from brainwashing her mother subjected her to, for "revenge" against Woody, for abandoning her in order to romance and marry her (adult) adopted daughter, Miss Previn.

The author quotes Mia´s son, Moses Farrow, who WAS in that household and who asserts brainwashing by Mia. Moses Farrow is now estranged from Mia, and has restored his relationship with Mr. and Mrs. Allen.

Additionally the police investigators who investigated when the case was first brought have concluded that the asserted molestation did NOT happen. They didn´t say the evidence was "inconclusive." They said it didn´t happen.

They looked at evidence, considered contradictions in Dylan´s diverse accounts, heard the Farrow employee who said the little girl was not out of her sight for even five minutes that day, etc., etc.

Woody Allen took and passed a lie detector test. Guess who refused to take a lie detector test!

That´s right. Mia Farrow!!

I know someone will try to correct me without reading the article I mentioned above. Don´t bother. The article refutes you.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/2/2014 5:28:51 PM     (No. 9716305)

In a can of worms situation like this one, what else can a man say, unless he wants to end up in the slammer?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Harleynyc, 2/2/2014 5:39:23 PM     (No. 9716322)

This has a scorned Mia Farrow all over it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rock n robin, 2/2/2014 5:42:38 PM     (No. 9716328)

Thanks #3,
An astonishing example of false memories is that of Elizabeth Loftus. As an adult, her uncle told her that she was the one who discovered her mother floating dead in the swimming pool. She had no memories of this, but soon memories started to arise in her mind, and eventually she was totally convinced of the reality of her "recovered memory." Later, another family member told her that the uncle was mistaken.
Why is this important? Elizabeth Loftus is probably the leading national expert on false memory as it affects eyewitness identification in court testimony.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 2/2/2014 5:47:18 PM     (No. 9716335)

Woody, we don´t believe you. We believe your victim. And we´re waiting for the other shoe to drop - you know, the other victims you have been able to silence in one way or another.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: faith_and_Reason, 2/2/2014 5:54:35 PM     (No. 9716346)

#7, SaguaroJack, wrote:

"Woody, we don´t believe you. We believe your victim. And we´re waiting for the other shoe to drop - you know, the other victims you have been able to silence in one way or another."

Actually "we" DO believe Woody. Did you read the article I cited?!!

By the way my "we" is something I´m willing to document. (Just in case truth is being determined by a vote today.)

Can you document YOUR "we?"

Please do not address another poster directly or attempt to chat with them. Both are against our rules. LCom Staff.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 2/2/2014 5:59:46 PM     (No. 9716348)

I seem to remember that Woody was caught with a bunch of naked pictures years ago of his adopted daughter. He blamed that on his parental rights to take and have this "porn´ of her growing up.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MissMann, 2/2/2014 6:05:02 PM     (No. 9716351)

As someone with some insight into the subject, the moms have a terrible line to walk. If you act as crazy-mad as you actually feel when someone terrorizes your child this way, you know a certain portion of people will take that to mean you are putting your child up to this as revenge for the lying scum leaving you. In reality, you are doing everything--EVERY thing--in your power to support and protect your child, first and foremost, and also protect other unknown children in the future.

I know there are women who have falsely blamed men and I think they deserve the deepest, darkest corner of hell because it taints all victims of real abuse.

I don´t care if Mia Farrow is a basket case or why she is a basket case. If it comes down to believing Dylan or Woody, always and forever I´m going to support the child.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: faith_and_Reason, 2/2/2014 6:22:25 PM     (No. 9716367)

#10, MissMann, wrote:

"As someone with some insight into the subject, the moms have a terrible line to walk... In reality, you are doing everything--EVERY thing--in your power to support and protect your child, first and foremost, and also protect other unknown children in the future...

...If it comes down to believing Dylan or Woody, always and forever I´m going to support the child."

As for having a default position of believing the child over the adult, EVERY case of parental brainwashing by one parent to punish the other is a case where it would be absolutely HATEFUL towards the child to believe him or her.

Validating the lies of a malicious parent turns the child against the GOOD parent. Sometimes forever!!

The default position must NEVER be to favor EITHER the adult OR the child. ONLY the investigation for THE TRUTH can EVER be a default!!

This is second & final warning not to address another poster directly, thereby goading them to respond to you. We are not a chatroom. LCom Staff.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: harper, 2/2/2014 6:45:43 PM     (No. 9716380)

But in an enclave of twisted Donks, which one to believe?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mamafrog, 2/2/2014 7:01:59 PM     (No. 9716391)

I want to thank the LC Staff for moderating this site - so many opportunities for posting have disappeared due to posters who have noting to do but spew mindless hate all day long. I appreciate all you do.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: cheeflo, 2/2/2014 7:07:53 PM     (No. 9716393)

#9 -- Soon-Yi is not his adopted daughter. She is the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Andre Previn. Neither is she his step-daughter as he and Farrow were never married, and they maintained separate households. Soon-Yi was of legal age when they became attached, and the photos were of an adult Soon-Yi, not a minor or while growing up.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Hazymac, 2/2/2014 7:13:48 PM     (No. 9716398)

It´s hard to tell which of the parties is lying in this sordid, disgusting case. Child molestors are the lowest specimens of humanity, but equally low are untruthful accusers who can also destroy innocent lives. In the present imbroglio I don´t know which wacko to believe.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lalo, 2/2/2014 7:20:15 PM     (No. 9716404)

Having read Mr. Weide´s article in The Daily Beast a couple of days ago, I appreciate #3´s enumeration of the facts and #6´s info about Elizabeth Loftus.

The article also refutes the many misconceptions regarding Soon-Yi, for those quick to jump on the bandwagon based on that.

Not sure which is worse - being sexually abused as a child, or brainwashed and manipulated from childhood on up by one´s mother.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 2/2/2014 7:48:05 PM     (No. 9716426)

I really don´t care if Woody Allen is a pedophile or not, I still hate his movies and consider him a no-talent hack who has been praised far beyond his "talent."

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Straitpath, 2/2/2014 8:01:59 PM     (No. 9716433)

I have no idea who to believe, but my instincts tell me Mr, Allen is a predator based on his actions regarding another child. In any case, he is not an honorable man.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/2/2014 8:07:02 PM     (No. 9716437)

While I sympathize with Ms. Farrow here, she has no business trying to slime and implicate Cate Blanchett and the other actors who worked on his latest film.

Those actors had nothing to do with what may or may not have happened to her.
That garbage totally undercuts the case she is making for herself with her letter here.

As for prosecution of Mr. Allen, the prosecutor felt she was to fragile and iffy a witness to take to court back in 1993, so the case was dropped. If she wants justice, take him to court, at least civil court. I am not defending Allen here. But in this Country, our system is based on innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. He has not been found guilty there yet, and the public lynching is not the same thing.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: squid, 2/2/2014 8:13:00 PM     (No. 9716439)

Well #19, It all depends on who is being lynched publicly.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: 4justice, 2/2/2014 9:06:17 PM     (No. 9716491)

I don´t know who to believe, but I always thought Allen was a creep and pervert. Farrow could be crazy too but Previn has stayed friends with hers since their breakup. I don´t know if that would have been possible if she were so vindictive.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Michaelus, 2/2/2014 9:25:55 PM     (No. 9716504)

Oh come on - this was not a simple case of some crazy woman seeking vengeance. The judge who reviewed the evidence did not agree that there was no evidence of abuse - he said it was "inconclusive". The girl´s therapist testified that Allen had an intense interest in her. The abuse was reported and documented when it happened.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/2/2014 11:55:55 PM     (No. 9716626)

Mr. Allen will always have this cloud hanging over him. I´m not sure either way.

But thank you, #3, for the information about implanted memories. I remember there was a famous case of a pre-school, the name escapes me, where the operators of the school went to jail, despite there being no physical evidence of abuse. It was later determined that questioners had subtly guided the tiny tots to make outrageous accusations that had no basis in fact.

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