Woody Allen was honored with a Lifetime Achievement awards at the Golden Globes Sunday, but his estranged son made sure we won’t forget him for more disturbing reasons… Ronan Farrow, son of Allen’s ex Mia Farrow (long believed to be Allen’s son it was more recently revealed he may be Frank Sinatra’s kid) tweeted this following Diane Keaton’s tribute to the quirky director:
The woman he’s referring to in his tweet is his older sister Dylan (pictured below being held by Allen — that’s Ronan that Mia is holding).
Ronan’s mom Mia also got a subtweet in, tactfully changing the channel in time to miss the tribute.
While many folks are well aware of the fact that Woody Allen married Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, some are not as acquainted with the allegations that he also molested 7-year-old adopted daughter Dylan around the same time he began the affair with Soon-Yi, but earlier this year Vanity Fair did an extensive exposé where Dylan went on record about her experience.
Hit the flip for excerpts and more shade from Ronan.
Here’s one excerpt from the Vanity Fair story on Mia Farrow:
She also continued to see Sinatra throughout her 13-year relationship with Woody Allen, which suffered a jolt when she found lurid photographs taken by Allen of Soon-Yi Previn, one of her adopted daughters, then a sophomore in college, on the mantel in Allen’s Manhattan apartment. Only a month earlier, in December 1991, Allen had formally adopted two of Mia’s children, 15-year-old Moses and 7-year-old Dylan, even though he was in therapy for inappropriate behavior toward Dylan. In August 1992, after disappearing with Allen in Mia’s Connecticut country house and reappearing without underpants, Dylan told her mother that Allen had stuck his finger up her vagina and kissed her all over in the attic, charges Allen has always vociferously denied. Anxious that Allen might cause her harm, Mia told me, she confessed her fears on the phone to Sinatra.
Pretty disgusting, despicable stuff. On multiple levels. It gets worse though.
Hit the flip for Dylan’s take on what happened.
Orth speaks to Farrow’s children, including Dylan, who now has another name and who discusses what she remembers about Allen and how his behavior has tormented her. She refuses ever to say his name. She calls her fears “crippling” and says, “I’m scared of him, his image.” Dylan tells Orth, “I have never been asked to testify. If I could talk to the seven-year-old Dylan, I would tell her to be brave, to testify.”
According to Dylan, “There’s a lot I don’t remember, but what happened in the attic I remember. I remember what I was wearing and what I wasn’t wearing.” She tells Orth, “The things making me uncomfortable were making me think I was a bad kid, because I didn’t want to do what my elder told me to do.” The attic, she says, pushed her over the edge. “I was cracking. I had to say something. I was seven. I was doing it because I was scared. I wanted it to stop.” For all she knew, she tells Orth, “this was how fathers treated their daughters. This was normal interaction, and I was not normal for feeling uncomfortable about it.” Woody Allen’s lawyer Elkan Abramowitz says that Allen still denies the allegations of sexual abuse.
Dylan tells Orth that Allen contacted her twice by mail. The second time, during her senior year of college, a large stuffed manila envelope arrived at the school, filled with pictures of Allen with Dylan. “I should have recognized the handwriting—I didn’t. It had a fake return name: Lehman.” According to her, the accompanying letter read, “I thought you’d want some pictures of us, and I want you to know that I still think of you as my daughter, and my daughters think of you as their sister. Soon-Yi misses you.” It was signed “Your father.” Dylan wonders to Orth, “How do your daughters think of me as their sister? How does that work?” When asked about the letters, Sheila Riesel, another of Allen’s attorneys, called it a “private matter,” adding, “This is a man who loves all of his children and should be respected for that.”
Farrow’s second husband, André Previn, tells Orth of his adopted daughter Soon-Yi, who is now married to Allen, “She does not exist.”
Farrow’s son Fletcher Previn, who built his first computer at the age of 13, tells Orth that he has Photoshopped Allen out of every single family photo and edited him out of family videos so that none of them would ever have to see him again. “We can look at them and be reminded of the good and not be reminded of the bad,” Fletcher tells Orth. Of the family’s reaction to the crisis with Soon-Yi, Fletcher says, “To my siblings and me, you thought of [Allen] as another dad. It can disrupt your foundation in the world. It resets the parameters of what is possible.” He also discusses the impact Allen’s actions had on the family, telling Orth, “There were casualties, who were totally derailed. It had a different impact on everyone, but everyone had a reaction.” Fletcher singles out Lark, who died at 35. “I really do think he’s got some blood on his hands,” he says of Allen.
Yikes… We really feel for the Previn-Farrow family. We know that not every person accused of child molestation is guilty, but the man did openly have an affair with his college-aged stepdaughter then marry her. SMH.
More Golden Globe tweets from Ronan on the flip.
If Ronan Farrow had any respect for the Golden Globes it was gone by last night.
Do you think Woody Allen deserved his lifetime achievement award? Should the art be separated from the artist? Does Allen’s absence from the event say anything about his guilt?