Woody Allen Denies Claims Against Him In HBO’s ‘Allen V. Farrow’
Woody Allen has denied all the claims against him that have been alleged in the new HBO documentary, Allen v. Farrow. The series alleged that the director sexually assaulted his daughter, Dylan Farrow in 1992 when she was a baby.
In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, Allen and his wife, Soon-Yi Previn claimed that filmmakers, Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick have “spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to put together a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods.”
“As has been known for decades, these allegations are categorically false. Multiple agencies investigated them at the time and found that, whatever Dylan Farrow may have been led to believe, absolutely no abuse had ever taken place,” they added.
In a 2018 interview, Farrow denied that she had been “brainwashed” or “coached” into making allegations against Allen.
The first of four Allen v. Farrow episodes premiered on HBO Sunday. The series shows the custody battle and all the allegations that came out after Allen’s separation from Mia Farrow in 1992. Ziering denied that the series was “a collaboration… with [Dylan Farrow] or the family.”
Allen has denied all the charges of sexual abuse against the young Farrow since the 1990s. At the time, the allegations were investigated by Connecticut State Police, the Child Sexual Abuse Clinic of Yale New Haven Hospital and the New York Department of Social Services. All three organizations concluded that no abuse had taken place.
Mia Farrow and her son Ronan Farrow appear in the series, but Allen and Previn declined an invitation to respond to the allegations.
Ziering and Dick have worked together in the past on documentaries about sexual abuse, including Oscar nominated, The Invisible War.