Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn Respond to HBO Doc About Dylan Farrow Abuse Allegations
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The first episode of Allen v. Farrow, a documentary by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, focused on sexual assault brought about by his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow against Woody Allen, which premiered on Sunday night on HBO and HBO Max.
Part one of the four-part series begins with an excerpt from a press conference in 1992 that Allen held at the Plaza Hotel in New York. During that press conference, Allen denied the abuse allegations, which resulted in Allen being accused of attacking Dylan when she was seven years old. The alleged incident is believed to have taken place about seven months after Mia Farrow - whom Allen was married to from 1980 to 1992 - found naked Polaroids of her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn in Poland's apartment.
On the night of the first episode's release, a writer / director representative and Soon-Yi Previn Deadline shared a statement claiming they both received "just a matter of days" from the filmmakers to get on with the series reply. They called Allen v. Farrow also "did an ax job full of falsehoods" and criticized HBO for broadcasting it.
"As has been known for decades, these claims are categorically false," the spokesman said in the statement. “Several agencies investigated her at the time and found that whatever Dylan Farrow might have led her to believe, there was absolutely no abuse. It's not surprising, unfortunately, that the network this airs is HBO - which has a permanent production contract and business relationship with Ronan Farrow. This sloppy hit track may grab attention, but it doesn't change the facts. "
Allen and Previn married in 1997. In a People interview years later, Mia said she no longer really saw Previn as her daughter.
"I can't," she said. "It's not. She's alienated - and strange."
While Allen and Previn were not interviewed for the HBO documentaries, it does include portions of the audiobook version of Allen's 2020 autobiography Apropos of Nothing. Allen v. Farrow, in which Dick and Ziering also examine the filmmaker's repeated use of young women in his catalog (i.e. Manhattan), will be releasing its second episode next Sunday.
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