Soon after the first episode of “Allen v. Farrow” (Allen v. Farrow) premiered, the HBO documentary series re-examined Dylan Farrow’s approach to filmmaker Woody Allen. Decades of sexual abuse allegations, the latter is her adoptive father, Allen’s spokesperson issued a statement on Sunday night lashing out at the series, calling it a “low-quality hot single”.
Mr. Allen’s sister, Letty Aronson, on behalf of the film director’s wife Allen and the soon adopted Mia Farrow, sent a statement-the statement is the speaker-attributed to spokesman. In 1992, Mr. Allen’s long-term girlfriend, Ms. Farrow, learned about the relationship between Mr. Allen and Ms. Previn, who was a freshman at the time. In the four-part documentary series, this relationship is also the subject of censorship.
The statement said: “These documentation workers are not interested in facts.” “On the contrary, they have spent several years secretly working with Farrows and their supporters to complete the tedious work full of false facts.”
Episode 1 includes extensive interviews with Mia Farrow and Dylan Farrow, who accused Mr. Allen of being sexually assaulted when he was 7. It also includes interviews with family and friends. They said that even before August 4, 1992 (the day Dylan Farrow said Mr. Allen beat her), they witnessed Mr. Allen’s behavior to his daughter. , They think this is inappropriate.
Mr. Allen has long denied the allegations of abuse, saying that Mia Farrow had instructed Dylan to make the allegations after learning of his relationship with Ms. Previn.
In a statement on Sunday, Mr. Allen continued to deny this claim.
The statement said: “These allegations have been wrong for decades.” “At that time, a number of agencies investigated it and found that no matter what Dylan Farrow was believed to be, absolutely nothing happened. Abuse.”
In subsequent episodes, the series raised questions about one of the investigations, in particular: a report issued by the Yale Child Sexual Abuse Clinic at Yale-New Haven Hospital, which found that Dylan had seven interviews with children after nine I found Dylan unbelievable. During a month. According to the series of reports, when the final report was released, all the interview records of the same period were destroyed.
The Connecticut prosecutor refused to prosecute Allen in 1993. In Connecticut, Dylan Farrow reported that Mr. Allen had sexually assaulted Allen. The state attorney said he did this to avoid the pain of Dylan’s trial, but he believed he had been harassed.
The statement stated that the documentary contact was made with Mr. Allen and Ms. Previn less than two months ago, and “a reply was received within a few days.” It also said that considering its production agreement with Dylan Farrow’s brother Ronan Farrow, HBO is airing the show, which is “surprising”, who had expressed support His sister, including the series. (Mr. Farrow is an investigative reporter and has extensively reported on sexual misconduct. Although he is not on the production team of “Allen v. Farrow,” he has reached a deal with HBO to produce investigative feature films.)
Spokespersons for the documentary and HBO did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Monday.