Moses Farrow Defends Dad Woody Allen, Says Mom Mia Abused Her Children
Moses Farrow speaks out in defense of disgraced father Woody Allen. In a new blog post, Allen's son points the finger at his mother instead.
Breaking His Silence
On Wednesday, 40-year-old Moses, who works as a family therapist, took to his blog to reiterate that Allen never molested his then 7-year-old daughter. He also alleges that their mother, Mia Farrow, physically and emotionally abused all of her children for years.
The lengthy essay, titled "A Son Speaks Out," declared once again that the accusations against Allen, that he abused Moses's younger sister Dylan, in August 1992 at their Connecticut home, are completely false.
"Given the incredibly inaccurate and misleading attacks on my father, Woody Allen, I feel that I can no longer stay silent as he continues to be condemned for a crime he did not commit," begins Moses in the post.
It Doesn't Make Sense
He was adopted by actress Mia, star of Rosemary's Baby, from South Korea in 1980. Allen later co-adopted Moses too.
The way he sees it, Moses was present for everything that happened in the house at the time and therefore maintains that nothing could have occurred without him knowing.
Further, he claims that there was no time or place where Allen could have possibly taken his sister, Dylan Farrow, away to molest her.
Moses alleges that his mother was so enraged by Allen's affair with another of their adopted daughters, Soon-Yi Previn, that she asked her son to keep an eye on him.
"Along with five kids, there were three adults in the house, all of whom had been told for months what a monster Woody was. None of us would have allowed Dylan to step away with Woody, even if he tried," he writes.
The Real Culprit
Allen wasn't charged with a crime back when the incident allegedly occurred. Dylan, now 32, along with her mother, and Mia's biological son with Allen, Ronan Farrow, 30, have been trying to damage the filmmaker in the press and social media.
From Moses's perspective, it was actually his mother who was the real monster in their household.
"For all of us, life under my mother's roof was impossible if you didn't do exactly what you were told, no matter how questionable the demand," Moses wrote.
Ronan, a respected journalist, has written a series of hugely damaging reports in relation to the growing #MeToo and Time's Up movements. He shared in a Pulitzer Prize for his work uncovering the widespread abuse of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
The Story Continues
Allen has always denied any allegations against him. Dylan's claims against him, as well as her mother's, were investigated by Connecticut authorities decades ago, and no charges were brought against him.
Dylan responded to Moses's essay on Twitter, claiming his attack on their mother is an attempt to deflect from the credible accusations against Allen, that it contradicts earlier statements Moses made, and that it is easily disproved.
Neither Mia nor Ronan Farrow has directly responded to Moses's claims, though Ronan did recently reiterate that his mother is very principled about standing by her children and defending them.