At least one member of Dylan Farrow’s family thinks the Woody Allen sex abuse rumors are false. Moses Farrow, Dylan’s brother, told People this week that the story was just Mia Farrow’s way of getting revenge on her ex after he had an affair with their adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn.
"Of course Woody did not molest my sister," 28-year-old Moses Farrow said. “He 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. The day in question, there were six or seven of us in the house. We were all in public rooms and no one, not my father or sister, was off in any private spaces. My mother was conveniently out shopping. I don’t know if my sister really believes she was molested or is trying to please her mother. Pleasing my mother was very powerful motivation because to be on her wrong side was horrible."
Dylan Farrow publicly accused Woody Allen of sexual abuse earlier this month in an open letter to the New York Times. “For as long as I could remember, my father had been doing things to me that I didn’t like,” the letter read in part. “I didn’t like how often he would take me away from my mom, siblings and friends to be alone with him. I didn’t like it when he would stick his thumb in my mouth. I didn’t like it when I had to get in bed with him under the sheets when he was in his underwear. I didn’t like it when he would place his head in my naked lap and breathe in and breathe out.”
Not surprisingly, Dylan Farrow also slammed brother Moses for accusing her of making up the sexual abuse story. “This is such a betrayal to me and my whole family," she told People. "My memories are the truth and they are mine and I will live with that for the rest of my life."
Woody Allen was first investigated in 1993 for sexually abusing Dylan Farrow. However, he continually denied the charge and was never prosecuted for the crime. State Attorney Frank S. Maco felt at the time that Farrow was not mentally fit enough to stand trial.
“[Dylan Farrow was] traumatized to the extent that I did not have a confident witness to testify in any court setting, whether that's a closed courtroom or an open courtroom,” Maco said.
Woody Allen still denies today that he sexually abused Dylan Farrow. When her open letter went viral, his publicist Leslee Dart said, “Mr. Allen has read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful. He will be responding very soon. In the meantime, it is essential that your coverage make the following facts clear: At the time, a thorough investigation was conducted by court appointed independent experts. The experts concluded there was no credible evidence of molestation; that Dylan Farrow had an inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality; and that Dylan Farrow had likely been coached by her mother Mia Farrow. No charges were ever filed."