In an open letter published by The New York Post, Dylan Farrow, 28, accused her adoptive father Woody Allen of se—lly abusing her when she was seven.
“Mr. Allen has read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful. He will be responding very soon,” Allen’s spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, told the Hollywood Reporter in a statement.
Now, another member of the Farrow-Allen family wishes to provide his version of the events.
Moses, who is estranged from his mother and many of his siblings and maintains a close relationship with Allen and Soon-Yi, claims that Mia Farrow did anything to pit her children against the director after discovering his affair with their adopted daughter Soon-Yi.
“My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister,” Moses, 36, told People magazine in an interview. “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.”
“Of course Woody did not molest my sister,” Moses continues. “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.”
In response, Dylan described the comments of his brother as “betrayal.”Mia Farrow/Twitter Mia Farrow/Twitter
“This is such a betrayal to me and my whole family,” she tells People. “My memories are the truth and they are mine and I will live with that for the rest of my life.”
“My mother never coached me,” she says. “She never planted false memories in my brain. My memories are mine. I remember them. She was distraught when I told her. When I came forward with my story she was hoping against hope that I had made it up. In one of the most heartbreaking conversations I have ever had, she sat me down and asked me if I was telling the truth. She said that Dad said he didn’t do anything. and I said, ‘He’s lying.’ ”
Moses also accuses Mia Farrow of being abusive.
“Our mother has misled the public into believing it was a happy household of both biological and adopted children,” he says. “From an early age, my mother demanded obedience and I was often hit as a child. She went into unbridled rages if we angered her, which was intimidating at the very least and often horrifying, leaving us not knowing what she would do.”
“I don’t know where he gets this about getting beaten,” Dylan responds. “We were sent to our rooms sometimes.”
“I will not see my family dragged down like this,” she adds. “I can’t stay silent when my family needs me and I will not abandon them like Soon-Yi and Moses. My brother is dead to me. My mother is so brave and so courageous and taught me what it means to be strong and brave and tell the truth even in the face of these monstrous lies.”
Farrow reacted to Moses’s accusations by tweeting, “I love my daughter. I will always protect her. A lot of ugliness is going to be aimed at me. But this is not about me, it’s about her truth.”
Farrow and Allen’s biological son Ronan, 26, also tweeted his support for his sister Dylan.
“I love and support my sister and I think her words speak for themselves,” he wrote on Sunday.Ronan Farrow/Twitter