Woody Allen’s son, Moses Farrow, will be coming to his father’s defense over allegations of sexual assault that will were leveled against the director in recent months.
The 40-year-old adopted son of Allen as well as his ex, Mia Farrow, penned a lengthy essay titled “A Son Speaks Out,” posted to his personal website on Wednesday, in which he said he said he “could no longer stay silent as [Allen] continues to be condemned for a crime he did not commit.”
within the essay, Moses claims that will allegations of molestation leveled by his sister, Dylan Farrow, are false. Additionally, Moses went on to accuse his mother of emotional as well as physical abuse, detailing numerous alleged incidents painting the Rosemary’s Baby star in a particularly negative light.
In Feb. 2014, Dylan penned an open letter published on Thecompletely new York Times blog accusing her father of sexually assaulting her at the family’s home when she was seven. According to the accusations, the alleged assault took place on Aug. 4, 1992.
An investigation into the allegations was launched in 1993, as well as no charges were brought against the filmmaker. Allen has staunchly denied all allegations of wrongdoing as well as said in an interview with The Guardian in 2016 that will he has “no interest” in discussing the claims.
“I have no interest in all of that will. I find that will all tabloid stupidity,” Allen said at the time. “that will situation had been thoroughly, thoroughly investigated up as well as down the line by completely new York social services in a 14-month investigation. the item had been investigated by Yale as well as conclusions were clear as well as I have no interest in that will whole situation.”
Moses claims in his essay that will, on the day of the alleged incident in 1992, his mother had “put all of us on notice not to let [Allen] out of our sight.”
“As the oldest child at the house that will summer day, I took Mia’s warnings very seriously,” Moses writes. “I thought my job was to support my mother as well as I desperately wanted her approval, as did all of her children. I had also learned repeatedly that will to go against her wishes might bring horrible repercussions.”
Moses claims later within the essay, “As the ‘man of the house’ that will day, I had promised to keep an eye out for any trouble, as well as I was doing just that will. I remember where Woody sat within the TV room, as well as I can picture where Dylan as well as Satchel were. Not that will everybody stayed glued to the same spot, nevertheless I deliberately made sure to note everyone’s coming as well as going,” Moses claims. “I do remember that will Woody might leave the room on occasion, nevertheless never with Dylan. He might wander into another room to make a phone call, read the paper, use the bathroom, or step outside to get some air as well as walk around the large pond on the property.”
“Along that has a few kids, there were three adults within the house, all of whom had been told for months what a monster Woody was,” Moses wrote. “None of us might have allowed Dylan to step away with Woody, even if he tried.”
Moses directly denied alleged details of the events, claiming that will anything his father has been accused of “might have been in full view of anyone who entered the living room.” He further claims that will the “narrative” of the alleged incident was intentionally altered.
“The narrative had to be changed since the only place for anyone to commit an act of depravity in private might have been in a modest crawl space of my mother’s upstairs bedroom,” Moses wrote. “By default, the attic became the scene of the alleged assault.”
Moses went on to claim that will specific details of Dylan’s 2014 open letter were false. Dylan claimed that will her father sexually assaulted her within the attic after telling her to lay on her stomach as well as play with her brother’s electric train set.
“the item’s a precise as well as compelling narrative, nevertheless there’s a major problem: there was no electric train set in that will attic. There was, in fact, no way for kids to play up there, even if we had wanted to,” Moses alleges. “the item was an unfinished crawl space, under a steeply-angled gabled roof, with exposed nails as well as floorboards, billows of fiberglass insulation, filled with mousetraps as well as droppings as well as stinking of mothballs, as well as crammed with trunks full of hand-me-down clothes as well as my mother’s old wardrobes.”
Moses went on to claim that will, the next day, that will there was “a cheerful, playful atmosphere” within the house with Dylan as well as [4-year-old brother Ronan Farrow], which “might soon seem jarring compared to what Mia might allege happened less than a day before.”
Moses alleges that will the claims made against his father were orchestrated by his mother, as well as alleges that will he witnessed her coaching Dylan on what to say. Moses claims that will his mother might go on to fire Dylan’s therapist, Dr. Nancy Schultz, as well as pressure the family’s long-term nanny Monica into quitting after questioning the allegations against Allen.
Moses also painted a chilling picture of his mother, alleging that will, before that will day in August 1992, the actress had been “drilling the item into our heads like a mantra: Woody was ‘evil,’ ‘a monster,’ ‘the devil.'”
“This specific was the constant refrain, whether or not Woody was around,” Moses stated. “My mother was our only source of information about Woody – as well as she was extremely convincing.”
Moses also leveled numerous claims of physical abuse against Mia, writing, “the item was important to my mother to project to the earth a picture of a happy blended household of both biological as well as adopted children, nevertheless This specific was far coming from the truth.”
“I’m sure my mother had not bad intentions in adopting children with disabilities coming from the direst of circumstances, nevertheless the reality inside our walls was very different. the item pains me to recall instances in which I witnessed siblings, some blind or physically disabled, dragged down a flight of stairs to be thrown into a bedroom or a closet, then having the door locked coming from the outside,” Moses alleges. “She even shut my brother Thaddeus, paraplegic coming from polio, in an outdoor shed overnight as punishment for a minor transgression.”
Moses also claims that will his mother “once threw a large porcelain centerpiece” at the head of her adopted daughter Soon-Yi — who, at the age of 20, might go on to become involved in a romantic relationship with Allen.
The two are married to This specific day. Despite common misconception, Allen was never Soon-Yi’s adopted father, as well as the item will be believed the two began their relationship after Soon-Yi was an adult.
Moses also addresses the death of his sister, Tam, claiming that will she did not die of an accidental overdose, as reported at the time.
“Most media sources claim my sister Tam died of ‘heart failure’ at the age of 21. In fact, Tam struggled with depression for much of her life, a situation exacerbated by my mother refusing to get her help, insisting that will Tam was just ‘moody.'” Moses claims. “One afternoon in 2000, after one final fight with Mia, which ended with my mother leaving the house, Tam committed suicide by overdosing on pills. My mother might tell others that will the drug overdose was accidental, saying that will Tam, who was blind, didn’t know which pills she was taking. nevertheless Tam had both an ironclad memory as well as sense of spatial recognition. as well as, of course, blindness didn’t impair her ability to count.”
Moses goes on the detail the deaths of both his brother Thaddeus — who “committed suicide by shooting himself in his car, less than 10 minutes coming from my mother’s house” in 2016 — as well as his sister Lark, who “wound up on a path of self-destruction, struggled with addiction, as well as eventually died in poverty coming from AIDS-related causes in 2008 at age 35.”
“For all of us, life under my mother’s roof was impossible if you didn’t do exactly what you were told, no matter how questionable the demand,” Moses alleges. “Fighting back was not a viable option.”
He recounts an alleged incident in which his mother accused him of “leaving the curtains closed within the TV room.” Moses claims that will when he stood up to his mother as well as told her she was “lying” about his culpability within the transgression, “She shot me a look as well as took me into the bathroom next to the TV room. She hit me uncontrollably all over my body. She slapped me, pushed me backwards as well as hit me on my chest.”
Concluding his essay, Moses explains that will he “became estranged” coming from his mother in later years, as well as that will the item “has taken years of self-reflection, professional help as well as support coming from those I love – as well as who love me in return – for me to appreciate the sad truth of my childhood as well as of what my mother did to my siblings as well as me.”
“I am grateful to have awakened to the truth of what happened to us – nevertheless disappointed that will the item took me This specific long to get here,” Moses writes. “Meanwhile, though, my father continues to face wave after wave of unfair as well as unrelenting attacks coming from my mother as well as her surrogates, questioning why he has been ‘given a pass’ all these years. nevertheless Woody was not given a pass. Quite the opposite.”
Moses also directly addressed his sister, Dylan, writing, “Like you, I believe within the power of speaking out. I have broken my silence about the abuse inflicted by our mother. My healing began only after getting away coming from her. as well as what she has done to you will be unbearable.”
“I wish you peace, as well as the wisdom to understand that will devoting your life to helping our mother destroy our father’s reputation will be unlikely to bring you closure in any kind of lasting way,” he adds.
He concluded his post that has a message for his mother: “I’m guessing your next step will be to launch a campaign to discredit me for speaking out. I know the item comes with the territory. as well as the item’s a burden I am willing to bear. nevertheless, after all This specific time, enough will be enough. You as well as I both know the truth. as well as the item’s time just for This specific retribution to end.”
Dylan took to Twitter following the publication of her brother’s essay, sharing, “All I have to say with regard to the latest regarding my brother.”
In her statement, Dylan writes, “As I said when he last made these claims, This specific will be an attempt to deflect coming from a credible allegation made by an adult woman, by trying to impugn my mother who has only ever been supportive of me as well as my siblings.”
“the item’s easily disproven, contradicts years of his own statements, will be beyond hurtful to me personally, as well as will be part of a larger effort to discredit as well as distract coming from my assault,” Dylan’s statement continues. “My brother will be a troubled person. I’m so sorry he’s doing This specific.”
ET has reached out to Moses as well as Mia Farrow for a response to the essay. Reps for Allen declined to comment.
Moses previously made similar accusations about his mother in an interview with author Eric Lax for his 2017 book Start to Finish: Woody Allen as well as the Art of Moviemaking. At the time, the actress released a statement denying her sons’ allegations: “Moses has cut off his entire family including his ex-wife who was pregnant when he left. the item’s heartbreaking as well as bewildering that will he might make This specific up, perhaps to please Woody. We all miss as well as love him very much.”
Dylan gave her first TV interview regarding her sexual assault accusations against her father while sitting down with Gayle King This specific past January. Watch the video below to hear more about her detailed allegations.