Dylan Farrow's Brother: Woody Didn't Molest Her

Moses Farrow blames Mia for cultivating Allen hatred
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2014 10:20 AM CST
In this Dec. 29, 2011 file photo, Woody Allen, director of the film, "Midnight in Paris," is photographed during an interview in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

(Newser) – Moses Farrow, brother to Dylan Farrow and adopted son of Woody Allen, minces no words when it comes to his sister's allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of their father: "Of course Woody did not molest my sister," Moses, 36, tells People. "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." He goes on to say that on the day in question, everyone who was in the house was in public, and neither Woody nor Dylan ever went off privately. "I don’t know if my sister really believes she was molested or is trying to please her mother," Moses says, claiming that Mia Farrow often hit him when he was a child and went into rages if she was not obeyed. Moses is now estranged from his mother and many of his siblings, but is close to Allen and his wife, Moses' adopted half-sister Soon-Yi Previn. Moses calls the whole fiasco Mia's "vengeful way to pay [Allen] back for falling in love with Soon-Yi."

In a piece written last month, Allen documentarian Robert B. Weide noted that while Moses, 15 at the time Dylan accused Allen, initially refused contact with his father, he recently told Weide he's now "finally seeing the reality" of what happened and used the term "brainwashing." Dylan was quick to respond to her brother's public change of heart: She tells People, "My brother is dead to me," adding, "My mother never coached me. She never planted false memories in my brain. My memories are mine. I remember them." She also denies her mother hit anyone. Moses isn't the only one publicly doubting Dylan's story: Stephen King made waves Monday when he responded to a New Inquiry piece on the allegations by saying, "Boy, I’m stumped on that one. I don’t like to think it’s true, and there’s an element of palpable bitchery there, but..." Of course, Salon reports, he followed that up with a tweet: "Have no opinion on the accusations; hope they're not true. Probably used the wrong word." (Read more Dylan Farrow stories.)

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