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Woody Allen Responds To Farrow’s Abuse Claims In Letter

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LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Woody Allen is again denying he molested adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow and is calling ex-partner Mia Farrow vindictive, spiteful and malevolent in an open-letter published online Friday by The New York Times.

The 78-year-old filmmaker says Dylan Farrow’s open letter published last week includes “creative flourishes that seem to have magically appeared during our 21-year estrangement.”

At the time of the breakup of their 12-year relationship more than two decades ago, Mia Farrow accused Allen of molesting Dylan. Allen has consistently denied the abuse allegation.

Allen claims in the letter 7-year-old Dylan was coached by Mia Farrow.

Dylan Farrow claimed in her open letter that Allen abused her in 1992 at the family’s Connecticut home.

Allen said his letter will be the final word on the matter.

In the op-ed published on the Times website Friday, Allen wrote, “Of course, I did not molest Dylan. I loved her and hope one day she will grasp how she has been cheated out of having a loving father and exploited by a mother more interested in her own festering anger than her daughter’s well-being.”

“It’s extraordinary,” said Matthew Belloni, Executive Editor of The Hollywood Reporter, “I can’t remember another time when a family aired its grievances against each other in a public forum.”

Belloni was also surprised at the level of vitriol Allen used to describe Farrow.

“He accuses her of brainwashing the children against him,” Belloni said.

This evening, Dylan Farrow sent a statement to the Reporter.

“I have never wavered in describing what he did to me. I will carry the memories of surviving these experiences for the rest of my life,” Dylan Farrow wrote.

She also said she had evidence to prove that she was not lying.

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