In the letter we all knew was coming, Woody Allen took to The New York Times‘ Sunday Review to go on and on about how innocent he is in the Dylan Farrow sex abuse scandal in a way that is not at all convincing. Sure, Allen can spin a yarn and has all the fancy words to proclaim what an upstanding guy he is, but being well-spoken doesn’t erase the fact that he’s a child molester. I’m sorry, but it doesn’t. I don’t care that a court never prosecuted him – that trial was FULL of bullshit errors on many levels and certainly a miscarriage of justice does not an innocent person make.
Here’s a tiny bit of his piece (though you can read the full thing here):
TWENTY-ONE years ago, when I first heard Mia Farrow had accused me of child molestation, I found the idea so ludicrous I didn’t give it a second thought. We were involved in a terribly acrimonious breakup, with great enmity between us and a custody battle slowly gathering energy. The self-serving transparency of her malevolence seemed so obvious I didn’t even hire a lawyer to defend myself. It was my show business attorney who told me she was bringing the accusation to the police and I would need a criminal lawyer.
Well, there’s the first lie. Mia never told police what happened, a medical examiner was bound by law to report the crime to police. This Vanity Fair piece is fantastic and well-worth a read – it covers actual FACTS about the trial, not just Allen’s bullshit.
I naïvely thought the accusation would be dismissed out of hand because of course, I hadn’t molested Dylan and any rational person would see the ploy for what it was. Common sense would prevail. After all, I was a 56-year-old man who had never before (or after) been accused of child molestation. I had been going out with Mia for 12 years and never in that time did she ever suggest to me anything resembling misconduct.
Uhh… except THAT’S A LIE TOO – as per Vanity Fair:
Allen had been in therapy for alleged inappropriate behavior toward Dylan with a child psychologist before the abuse allegation was presented to the authorities or made public. Mia Farrow had instructed her babysitters that Allen was never to be left alone with Dylan.
In his 33-page decision, Judge Wilk found that Mr. Allen’s behavior toward Dylan was “grossly inappropriate and that measures must be taken to protect her.” The judge also recounts Farrow’s misgivings regarding Allen’s behavior toward Dylan from the time she was between two and three years old. According to the judge’s decision, Farrow told Allen, “You look at her [Dylan] in a sexual way. You fondled her . . . You don’t give her any breathing room. You look at her when she’s naked.”
Ah yes, that sounds something a total non-child molester would do! Totally normal! Fuck off with your bullshit, Woody Allen. You can read the whole things at the above links, but it’ll enrage you, I’m sure. Way to try and use the “psycho bitch ex is trying to destroy me” defense, as well. It’s always those sneaky, bitchy women who can’t handle being broken up with in favour of their teenage daughter who you’ve been molesting for years! Fuck this whole thing, man.