The first episode of HBO’s new documentary detailing Dylan Farrow‘s allegations of sexual abuse against Woody Allen is out — and the famed director has choice words for it.
He and his wife, Soon-Yi Previn, blasted the doc in a joint statement … calling ‘Allen v. Farrow’ a “hatchet job” that they believe had no interest in pursuing the facts.
Allen and Previn — through his sister, Letty Aronson — saying the filmmakers “spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to put together a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods. “Woody and Soon-Yi were approached less than two months ago and given only a matter of days ‘to respond.’ Of course, they declined.”
The statement to the Hollywood Reporter notes Dylan’s allegations — and at the time when she was a child, her mother Mia Farrow’s as well — have been known about and investigated several times for years now … with no wrongdoing found on the part of Allen, or charges brought against him.
It unequivocally asserts no abuse ever took place, while adding … “It is sadly unsurprising that the network to air this is HBO — which has a standing production deal and business relationship with Ronan Farrow. While this shoddy hit piece may gain attention, it does not change the facts.”
The first episode in the 4-part series chronicled how Mia met Woody and got involved with him — eventually introducing and incorporating him into the lives of her many children (some biological, others adopted). Obviously, it also focused on Dylan — one of Mia’s adopted children — and what the filmmakers, and others, deemed Woody’s fixation with her.
The episode has a major cliffhanger, where it’s alleged Mia found nude photos of her adult adopted daughter, Soon-Yi, at Woody’s place … and discovered a love affair between them.
The final scene shows current-day Dylan reflecting to the camera, “Oh, I’m not the only one,” implying Allen had taken nude photos of her too.