February 27, 2021

Woody Allen & Wife Soon-Yi Previn Break Silence over Portrayal in 'Allen V Farrow' Docuseries

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Infamous filmmaker Woody Allen and his wife Soon-Yi Previn spoke out on HBO's "Allen v. Farrow" docuseries, calling it a "hatchet job" with all kinds of lies.

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn said they believed "Allen v. Farrow" filmmakers Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick did not seek the truth.

The couple has also accused the documentarians of colluding with the Farrows and their enablers while only giving them a matter of days to respond to the film's allegations.

Dylan Farrow and Mia Farrow at the Time Warner Center on April 26, 2016 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images


In the first installment of the docuseries, Dylan Farrow, Mia Farrow's daughter, reveals details of her accusations of incest against Allen, her mother's partner, throughout her own childhood.

Allen groomed Dylan in the first episode. "Allen v. Farrow" also gives viewers access to Dylan and Mia, as well as Daisy and Fletcher Previn, Mia's children from her marriage with André Previn.

Woody Allen and Mia Farrow on April 14, 1986 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City | Photo: Getty Images


There are also confirmations of the inappropriate behavior between Allen and Dylan, then a child, from friends of the Farrow family, Casey Pascal, and Priscilla Gilma.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Allen and his wife also issued a statement to Deadline denouncing the sexual molestation allegations made against the disgraced director.

Recently, Dylan talked about her debut young-adult fantasy novel "Hush" in a recent interview.

Woody Allen and Dylan Farrow on May 2, 1989 at Mia Farrow's Apartment in New York City, New York, United States. | Photo: Getty Images


In 2018, Ronan Farrow signed a three-year deal to do investigative specials for HBO. "Allen v. Farrow" is not one of those, as the journalist only appears in the docuseries, not producing it.

Ziering and Dick said they reached out to Allen and Soon-Yi, along with Moses Farrow, who wrote a 4,600-word essay about her acerbic childhood, but they claimed that they never heard back.


Ziering and Dick told Deadline they did not mention Allen's arguments in their film. They concentrated strictly on Dylan and Mia's accounts and the reliability and authenticity of the sources they used.

During the filming of "Allen v. Farrow," Ziering and Dick examined a Yale-New Haven sexual abuse report, which found Dylan's accusations against Allen lacking credibility. 

Woody Allen and his family, daughter Manzie, wife Soon-Yi and daughter Bechet on December 31, 2003 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images


Recently, Dylan talked about her debut young-adult fantasy novel "Hush" in a recent interview. She explained how the book had given her the chance to get through trauma through escapism.

Allen has long denied the allegations, which date back to his split with Dylan's mom, Mia, in 1992. A Connecticut prosecutor said there was probable cause to charge him, but he was never charged.


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