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Woody Allen calls HBO docuseries a ‘hatchet job with riddled with falsehoods’

Woody Allen
Woody Allen

Woody Allen launched a press release late on Sunday blasting an explosive documentary movie that premiered on HBO which delves into his headline-grabbing 1992 break-up with Mia Farrow amid allegations he sexually abused his younger daughter.

In a press release to The Hollywood Reporter, a consultant for Allen and his spouse, Quickly-Yi Previn, denounced the docuseries, Allen v. Farrow, as a ‘hatchet job’ that was ‘riddled with falsehoods.’

The couple additionally suggests HBO’s enterprise dealings along with his estranged son Ronan Farrow are proof that the documentary is biased in his favor.

Ronan, an investigative journalist with The New Yorker who received a Pulitzer Prize for his work uncovering sexual assault allegations towards movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, signed a multi-film manufacturing cop with HBO in 2018.

The three-year settlement can have Ronan producing and fronting a collection of investigative documentary specials for the cable powerhouse.

Allen declined to be interviewed for the docuseries about his break up with Mia, although excerpts from his 2020 memoir are cited as a distinction to the allegations. The movie consists of Allen’s voice as he narrates the audio e-book model of the memoir, Apropos of Nothing.

‘These documentarians had no real interest in the reality,’ the assertion learn.

‘As an alternative, they spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to place collectively a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods.

‘Woody and Quickly-Yi had been approached lower than two months in the past and given solely a matter of days “to reply.”

Mia Farrow, 76, is seen above during interview with HBO as part of a four-part docuseries Allen v. Farrow. The premier episode aired on Sunday

Mia Farrow, 76, is seen above throughout the interview with HBO as a part of a four-part docuseries Allen v. Farrow. The premier episode aired on Sunday

Farrow recalls her shock at discovering 'pornographic' photos of her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn (seen right) taken by her then-boyfriend, Woody Allen (left). Farrow found the photos in Allen's New York City apartment in January 1992, according to the documentary

Farrow recollects her shock at discovering ‘pornographic’ images of her adopted daughter, Quickly-Yi Previn (seen proper) taken by her then-boyfriend, Woody Allen (left). Farrow discovered the images in Allen’s New York Metropolis condominium in January 1992, in keeping with the documentary

takes an in-depth look at allegations that the Annie Hall director, 85, sexually abused his daughter, Dylan Farrow (seen above in home video footage obtained by HBO)

takes an in-depth take a look at allegations that the Annie Corridor director, 85, sexually abused his daughter, Dylan Farrow (seen above in residence video footage obtained by HBO)

Woody Allen and his wife, Soon-Yi Previn, were spotted near their home on Manhattan's Upper East Side on Friday. The couple released a statement late on Sunday blasting the HBO documentary series as a 'hatchet job' that was 'riddled with falsehoods'

Woody Allen and his spouse, Quickly-Yi Previn, had been noticed close to their residence on Manhattan’s Higher East Facet on Friday. The couple launched a press release late on Sunday blasting the HBO documentary collection as a ‘hatchet job’ that was ‘riddled with falsehoods’

‘In fact, they declined to take action.

‘As has been recognized for many years, these allegations are categorically false.

‘A number of companies investigated them on the time and located that, no matter Dylan Farrow could have been led to consider, completely no abuse had ever taken place.

‘It’s sadly unsurprising that the community to air that is HBO – which has a standing manufacturing deal and enterprise relationship with Ronan Farrow.

‘Whereas this shoddy hit piece could acquire consideration, it doesn’t change the info.’

The brand new documentary collection paints a damning image of the Oscar-winning director, notably concerning his alleged sexual abuse of younger adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow.

Allen declined to be interviewed for the docuseries about his split with Mia, though excerpts from his 2020 memoir are cited as a contrast to the allegations. He is seen left with wife Soon-Yi Previn in July 2016

Allen declined to be interviewed for the docuseries about his break up with Mia, although excerpts from his 2020 memoir are cited as a distinction to the allegations. He’s seen left with spouse Quickly-Yi Previn in July 2016

On Sunday, Ronan Farrow posted a photo on Instagram showing him and his sister, Dylan Farrow, and her child

On Sunday, Ronan Farrow posted a photograph on Instagram exhibiting him and his sister, Dylan Farrow, and her youngster

'Proud of my sister,' Ronan wrote in the caption attached to the Instagram photo late on Sunday

‘Happy with my sister,’ Ronan wrote within the caption connected to the Instagram photograph late on Sunday

Dylan has accused Allen of sexually abusing her in August 1992, when she was solely seven years previous – an allegation he has at all times denied.

The documentary attracts a line between the alleged abuse of Dylan and Allen’s relationship with Quickly-Yi Previn, who’s now his spouse.

Within the movie, Mia stated the ‘pornographic’ images of Quickly-Yi that she present in Allen’s Manhattan condominium had been so specific that solely Hustler journal would comply with publish them.

Mia Farrow's life has been fraught with drama and tragedy including the deaths of three of her 14 children - one from suicide and another from HIV. She had four biological children and adopted the rest

Mia Farrow’s life has been fraught with drama and tragedy together with the deaths of three of her 14 kids – one from suicide and one other from HIV. She had 4 organic kids and adopted the remainder

The Rosemary’s Child actress, 76, additionally revealed that she regards her 12-year marriage to Allen as ‘the nice remorse of my life.’

Farrow’s remarks aired on Sunday within the premiere episode of the four-part HBO docuseries Allen v. Farrow, which takes an in-depth take a look at allegations that the Annie Corridor director, 85, sexually abused his daughter, Dylan.

FULL STATEMENT BY WOODY ALLEN

‘These documentarians had no real interest in the reality. As an alternative, they spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to place collectively a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods.

‘Woody and Quickly-Yi had been approached lower than two months in the past and given solely a matter of days “to reply.”

‘In fact, they declined to take action.

‘As has been recognized for many years, these allegations are categorically false. A number of companies investigated them on the time and located that, no matter Dylan Farrow could have been led to consider, completely no abuse had ever taken place.

‘It’s sadly unsurprising that the community to air that is HBO – which has a standing manufacturing deal and enterprise relationship with Ronan Farrow.

‘Whereas this shoddy hit piece could acquire consideration, it doesn’t change the info.’

Allen has vehemently denied any wrongdoing. Authorities in Connecticut and New York seemed into the claims and determined to not prosecute Allen.

‘The explosive documentary by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering consists of interviews and never-before-seen footage of the household within the years main as much as the couple’s acrimonious breakup and the famed director’s marriage to Farrow’s adopted daughter.

‘I bear in mind struggling to breathe,’ Farrow stated, recalling her response after she discovered a stack of polaroid images of Previn, who was a 21-year-old school pupil on the time, inside Allen’s New York Metropolis condominium on January 13, 1992.

Allen was 56 years previous when he acknowledged having an affair with Quickly-Yi.

‘It was my very own youngster,’ Farrow stated of her response to seeing the images.

After discovering the images, Farrow stated that she was making an attempt to ‘do the buttons’ of the coat that she was making an attempt to placed on her four-year-old son, Ronan, however was so emotionally distraught that she struggled.

Farrow stated she took the images and put them in her pocket and left Allen’s condominium.

‘I don’t assume I may push the elevator button,’ she recalled. ‘I used to be similar to shaking.’

Farrow stated that she went again to her condominium with Ronan. She then noticed Quickly-Yi at residence.

‘I discovered the images,’ Farrow recalled telling Quickly-Yi.

‘What footage?’ Quickly-Yi is alleged to have responded to Farrow.

‘The images that Woody took,’ Farrow stated she replied.

Farrow stated that they each broke down in tears. She tried to reassure her adopted daughter that it wasn’t her fault, in keeping with the documentary.

‘She was simply beside herself,’ Farrow stated of Quickly-Yi.

A buddy of Farrow interviewed within the documentary stated that the actress was ‘forgiving’ of Quickly-Yi as a result of she felt that she was so younger she would have ‘no concept how to withstand [Allen’s] overtures.’

Quickly afterward, Allen arrived on the condominium.

‘Get out, get out!’ Farrow recalled telling her boyfriend. ‘You gotta get out.’

Pictured from left to right: Allen, Dylan, Ronan Farrow, Daisy Previn, Soon Yi Previn, and Moses Farrow with Mia on the far right

Pictured from left to proper: Allen, Dylan, Ronan Farrow, Daisy Previn, Quickly Yi Previn, and Moses Farrow with Mia on the far proper

The documentary is set to reignite one of the most bitter and public celebrity family scandals that has raged on for the past 30 years. Pictured: Moses Farrow with siblings Dylan and Ronan. Moses has turned against his mother

The documentary is about to reignite one of the bitter and public superstar household scandals that has raged on for the previous 30 years. Pictured: Moses Farrow with siblings Dylan and Ronan. Moses has turned towards his mom

Farrow stated Allen was on the condominium for 4 hours ‘simply speaking and speaking and speaking.’

‘I’m in love with Quickly-Yi,’ Farrow recalled Allen telling her. ‘I’d marry her.’

Then Farrow stated that her boyfriend informed her: ‘No, I simply stated that. It was one thing I considered within the automobile. I assumed it could make it higher if I stated…put it that means.

‘No, I really like you.’

Farrow stated: ‘It was all of that for 4 hours.’

Allen is alleged to have informed his girlfriend, Mia: ‘I simply made a mistake. I misplaced management.’

‘I didn’t know what to assume,’ Mia stated. ‘I simply wanted him to get out.’

Dylan, who was six years previous on the time, stated that when she got here residence that day she noticed her mom crying whereas standing within the doorway of Quickly-Yi’s bed room whereas Quickly-Yi was on the ground additionally in tears.

Mia stated that she consulted a therapist who coached her on learn how to inform her two younger kids what had taken place.

‘I bear in mind my mother informed me and Ronan: “Daddy took bare footage of Quickly-Yi”,’ Dylan stated.

‘That was kind of the primary occasion that I assumed, “Oh, it’s not simply me”.’

Earlier within the episode, Mia informed the filmmakers: ‘That is the nice remorse of my life, that I wasn’t perceptive sufficient.

‘It is my fault.’

She added: ‘I introduced this man into my household. There’s nothing I can do to take that away.’

Mia additionally stated she understood why lots of Allen’s followers discover it tough to consider the explosive claims made towards one in every of Hollywood’s most famous administrators.

‘I get why folks cannot consider it as a result of who on Earth may consider that of Woody Allen?’ Mia stated.

‘I could not consider it. I could not consider it. All people admired Woody a lot, liked him, and I did too.’

Mia adopted Quickly-Yi Previn from an orphanage in Korea in 1977 along with her former husband, composer André Previn.

Previn was 21-years-old when information broke of the affair and the following household battle morphed right into a media frenzy that topped nationwide headlines. Allen and Previn have now been married greater than 20 years.

In 1993, Mia Farrow received custody of the couple’s three kids: Dylan, Moses and Ronan.

Farrow's adopted son Moses (pictured) said in an interview with People magazine that Mia had been abusive to him growing up, which she denied. He has also defended his father against the abuse allegations against him

Farrow’s adopted son Moses (pictured) stated in an interview with Individuals journal that Mia had been abusive to him rising up, which she denied. He has additionally defended his father towards the abuse allegations towards him

Allen was denied all visitation rights with Dylan.

Mia Farrow shot to fame because of her efficiency in Roman Polanski’s 1968 horror film Rosemary’s Child.

Two years later, after shifting in with Andrew Previn and his spouse Dory, she bought pregnant with Previn’s twins.

Mia married Previn and had one other son Fletcher Previn.

In whole Mia gave beginning to 4 kids and adopted 10 for a complete of 14 kids between 1970 and 1995.

Three of them have since died. Lark Previn fell into a lifetime of medication and died of AIDS at 35, and Thaddeus Wilk Farrow dedicated suicide at age 27 in 2016.

A 3rd, Tam, who was blind is alleged to have died of an unintentional overdose in 2000, however Mia’s son Moses contends that she too killed herself intentionally.

Dylan, now 35, speaks intimately on digicam for the primary time about it and in a house video shot by Mia in 1992, the then-7-year-old says Allen informed her ‘Don’t transfer, I’ve to do that,’ as he ‘touched her personal elements’ within the attic of Frog Hole, Farrow’s rambling residence in Bridgewater, Connecticut on August 4 1992.

The alleged abuse occurred seven months after Mia had found Allen’s affair with Quickly-Yi.

Regardless of their rising enmity she nonetheless let him inside her home and left him along with her kids and nannies whereas she went on a buying spree.

She even informed Moses, her oldest adopted son, to regulate Allen to verify he did not do something inappropriate.

Moses was 14 on the time.

Farrow’s kids are break up about what occurred. Ronan Farrow – the one organic youngster of Allen and Farrow – strongly helps his mom.

Moses turned towards her with a scathing essay in 2018, by which he stated Mia had drilled into the kids’s heads that Allen was ‘evil,’ ‘a monster,’ ‘the satan,’ and Quickly-Yi was ‘lifeless to us.’

‘My mom was our solely supply of details about Woody — and he or she was extraordinarily convincing,’ wrote Moses, now 43.

TIMELINE OF THE WOODY-MIA SAGA

1977: Mia Farrow and her second husband, composer Andre Previn, undertake Quickly-Yi, who was seven years previous on the time, from South Korea.

The couple already had three organic sons – Matthew, Sascha, and Fletcher – and two adopted daughters – Lark and Daisy.

1979: Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, who lately divorced from Previn, meet for the primary time.

July 1982: The primary of 13 movies by which Allen and Farrow starred collectively, A Midsummer Evening’s Intercourse Comedy, is launched.

1980: Mia Farrow adopts Moses Farrow, 2, from South Korea. Moses is Mia’s seventh youngster and first adopted after she divorced Previn.

July 1985: Mia Farrow adopts toddler daughter Dylan, who was born in Texas.

December 1987: Mia Farrow provides beginning to a son, Satchel, who ultimately is called Ronan. Allen is presumed to be the daddy although rumors have swirled that the kid really belongs to Mia’s first husband, singer Frank Sinatra.

December 1991: Allen formally adopts Dylan and Moses.

January 1992: Mia Farrow discovers nude images of Quickly-Yi in Allen’s condominium.

August, 4 1992: Dylan claims Allen sexually abused her on August Four when she was seven years previous. Mia Farrow movies her daughter on digicam discussing the alleged abuse.

August 13, 1992: Allen recordsdata go well with towards Mia Farrow looking for custody of Ronan, Dylan, and Moses.

August 17, 1992: Allen provides a press release to the press confirming his relationship with Quickly-Yi.

August 18, 1992: Allen denies youngster molestation allegations, calling them ‘false and outrageous.’

September 18, 1992: The final movie Allen and Farrow did collectively, Husbands and Wives, is launched in the US.

June 1993: Mia Farrow wins custody of Ronan, Dylan, and Moses. Allen is denied visitation rights with Dylan.

December 23, 1997: Allen and Quickly-Yi wed in Venice, Italy.

February 1, 2014: Dylan writes open letter accusing Allen of sexually assaulting her.

February 5, 2014: Moses defends his father in an interview with Individuals journal and accuses his mom of bodily abusing him as a toddler. He additionally alleges Dylan was coached by Mia ‘as a vengeful solution to pay him again for falling in love with Quickly-Yi.’

He stated Woody and Quickly-Yi hardly knew one another till shortly earlier than their affair began in 1991.

Quickly-Yi herself stated Woody was by no means a father-figure, simply her mom’s boyfriend. She additionally accused Mia of getting violent rages, even hitting her throughout the pinnacle with a chair, inflicting her to lose partial listening to.

Moses wrote: ‘It was my mom who first instructed, when Quickly-Yi was 20, that Woody attain out and spend time along with her. He agreed and began taking her to Knicks video games. That is how their romance began.

‘Sure, it was unorthodox, uncomfortable, disruptive to our household and it damage my mom terribly. However the relationship itself was not practically as devastating to our household as my mom’s insistence on making this betrayal the middle of all our lives from then on.’

However Mia she claimed Allen took Dylan to an attic and abused her ‘I did not need him to do it, mama,’ Dylan tells her mom within the residence film. ‘I did not prefer it.’

Allen has at all times maintained his innocence, claiming that Dylan both fabricated the abuse allegation or was coached by Mia due to her jealousy about his relationship with Quickly-Yi.

Authorities in Connecticut discovered there was possible trigger to cost Allen with first- and fourth-degree sexual abuse for penetrating Dylan each vaginally and anally however determined towards charging him ‘to keep away from the unjustifiable threat of exposing a toddler to the trials and uncertainties of a questionable prosecution.’

Among the many accusations towards Allen was that he rubbed lotion between Dylan’s buttocks and he kissed her throughout a lot that her physique was moist along with his slobber.

He allegedly slept in the identical mattress as her carrying simply jockey shorts and would have her suck on his finger.

Dylan is alleged to have requested her mom: ‘Why does daddy act like a boyfriend to me?’ and when the kids had been taking part in a recreation of Robin Hood, she took the position of Maid Marion however insisted that the boys had been all Friar Tuck not Robin as a result of ‘I do not need any boyfriends or love video games.’

Mia tried to warn Woody away from Dylan, sticking a word on his door saying he had ‘molded one daughter and now had his eye on one other.’

Moses ridiculed his sister’s account that Allen informed her to put on her abdomen and play along with her brother’s electrical prepare set.

‘Then he sexually assaulted me,’ claimed Dylan. ‘He talked to me whereas he did it, whispering that I used to be a superb lady, that this was our secret, promising that we might go to Paris and I would be a star in his films.’

‘I bear in mind observing that toy prepare, specializing in it because it traveled in its circle across the attic. To this present day, I discover it tough to have a look at toy trains.’

Moses stated: ‘It is a exact and compelling narrative, however there is a main downside: there was no electrical prepare set in that attic. There was, actually, no means for youths to play up there, even when we had wished to.

‘It was an unfinished crawl area, beneath a steeply angled gabled roof, with uncovered nails and floorboards, billows of fiberglass insulation, full of mousetraps and droppings and stinking of mothballs, and full of trunks filled with hand-me-down garments and my mom’s previous wardrobes. ‘The concept that the area may probably have accommodated a functioning electrical prepare set, circling across the attic, is ridiculous.’

However Ronan takes the precise reverse place to his older brother.

When the Golden Globes honored Allen with a montage of his work in 2014, Ronan tweeted: ‘Missed the Woody Allen tribute — did they put the half the place a lady publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 earlier than or after Annie Corridor?’

Two years later he wrote within the Hollywood Reporter: ‘I consider my sister. This was at all times true as a brother who trusted her, and, even at 5 years previous, was troubled by our father’s unusual conduct round her: climbing into her mattress in the course of the evening, forcing her to suck his thumb — conduct that had prompted him to enter into remedy centered on his inappropriate conduct with kids previous to the allegations.

‘However extra importantly, I’ve approached the case as an legal professional and a reporter, and located her allegations to be credible. The info are persuasive and properly documented.’

Regardless of the reality, Allen’s profession has now crashed — though it took years for it to occur. After he was first accused of assaulting Dylan he was nominated for 9 Oscars, successful one for greatest unique screenplay for 2012’s Midnight in Paris.

However over the previous couple of years, he has discovered it more and more tough to get funding or distribution for his films and different initiatives. Amazon pulled out of a $54 million, four-picture deal. Hachette dropped his memoir.

He informed The Mail on Sunday final 12 months: ‘I do not really feel vindicated as a result of that’s to indicate I used to be involved and — I do not want to appear callous — however I’m not. In fact, I’m conscious I’m the topic of gossip and scandal, however I can not let it trouble me. I stay my life. I work. I play jazz. I watch sports activities. I see my mates. I do not lookup and I do not learn something.’

All of Mia Farrow’s 14 adopted and organic kids

Mia and Andre Previn pictured with Matthew and Sascha in 1971

Mia and Andre Previn pictured with Matthew and Sascha in 1971

Twins Matthew and Sascha Previn are Mia’s first organic kids born in 1970 with composer Andre Previn. Matthew is now a lawyer and Sascha graduated from Fordham College.

Lark Track Previn was adopted in 1973 by Mia and Andre Previn. She was the primary adopted youngster of the household. Lark died at age 35 in 2008 as a consequence of HIV or AIDs. Lark made headlines when she and her sister Daisy had been arrested for shoplifting Christian Dior lingerie from a retailer in Connecticut.

Fletcher Previn was born in 1974 and is the third organic youngster of Mia and Andre Previn.  He’s believed to not have had a superb relationship with Woody Allen.

Fletcher Previn and Mia are pictured in 2013 together

Fletcher Previn and Mia are pictured in 2013 collectively

Summer season ‘Daisy’ Track Previn was adopted in 1976 by Mia and André. Faisy and Lark made headlines after they had been arrested for shoplifting Christian Dior lingerie from a retailer in Connecticut.

Quickly-Yi Previn was adopted in 1978 from Korea by Mia and Andre. Mia break up with Woody Allen in 1992, after she discovered he was having an affair with Quickly-Yi. Allen and Quickly-Yi later married and have been collectively ever since.

Summer 'Daisy' song Previn and Lark Previn are pictured with Mia in 1991

Soon-Yi and Mia

Summer season ‘Daisy’ track Previn and Lark Previn are pictured with Mia in 1991 (left)

Moses and Mia Farrow pictured in March 2002

Moses and Mia Farrow pictured in March 2002

Moses Farrow was adopted in 1980 by Mia and Woody Allen. He has spoken out about his mom and claims that she ‘brainwashed’ the kids into believing Woody abused Dylan.

Dylan Farrow was adopted in 1985 and co-adopted by Woody Allen. She claims she was sexually abused by Allen as a seven-year-old lady.

Ronan Farrow and Mia Farrow pictured in New York City in an undated photo

Ronan Farrow and Mia Farrow pictured in New York Metropolis in an undated photograph

Satchel ‘Ronan’ O’Sullivan Farrow was born in 1997 and is the youngest of the 4 boys that Mia gave beginning to. He’s the one organic youngster of Mia and Woody Allen though there was hypothesis that Ronan is definitely the love youngster of Mia and Frank Sinatra. He’s now a journalist who broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault allegations.

Tam Farrow was adopted in 1992 from Vietnam and was blind. She was adopted only a month after the affair between Woody and Quickly-Yi grew to become recognized.  Studies cite an unintentional overdose and coronary heart failure due as her reason for loss of life in 2000, though Moses stated she killed herself intentionally.

Isaiah Farrow was adopted in 1992 by Mia solely.

Quincy Farrow was adopted in 1994 by Mia solely.

Mia with her children at the Anne Frank Center June 12, 1996 in New York City

Mia along with her kids on the Anne Frank Heart June 12, 1996 in New York Metropolis

Mia Farrow puts her arm around her adopted son Thaddeus as they participate in the global summit on polio eradication Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000

Mia Farrow places her arm round her adopted son Thaddeus as they take part within the world summit on polio eradication Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000

Thaddeus Wilk Farrow was adopted in 1994 from India. He was a paraplegic and named Thaddeus Wilk in honor of choose Elliott Wilk who helped Mia win custory towards Woody Allen. Thaddeus died of a self inflicted gunshot wound in 2016 at age 27.

Frankie-Minh Farrow was the final adopted Farrow youngster and was taken in in 1995. He’s believed to have been named after Frank Sinatra.

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