Moses Farrow Defends Woody Allen Against His Sister Dylan's Accusations
After Dylan Farrow released her first personal account from the alleged abuse she received from Woody Allen last weekend, a firestorm of controversy continues to swirl around with multiple outlets chiming in their opinions on the situation.
The latest statement comes from Dylan's brother Moses Farrow, who spoke to People magazine in defense of his father Woody and blaming the situation on their mother Mia Farrow.
"My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister," the 36-year-old tells People. "And I hated him for her for years. I see now that this was a vengeful way to pay him back for falling in love with Soon-Yi."
Moses and Dylan were both adopted by Woody and Mia and the pair, along with their brother Ronan, were the center of a brutal custody battle in 1993. Both sides testified about the "Blue Jasmine" director's affair with Farrow's adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, whom Allen went on to marry in 1997. In the end, Mia won custody of Dylan, Moses and Ronan.
"Of course Woody did not molest my sister," says Moses, who no longer speaks to his siblings, yet is close to Allen and Soon-Yi. "She 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."
As for Dylan's response to her brother's statement, she told People, "This is such a betrayal to me and my whole family. My memories are the truth and they are mine and I will live with that for the rest of my life."
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