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Woody Allen rejects 'untrue and disgraceful' sex abuse claims

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Dirty laundry in public never looks good and never leads to any closure.

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Farrows attack on the Hollywood establishment has led to speculation that Blue Jasmine could suffer a backlash at the Oscars on March 2.

Because that is the pressing issue here isnt it... the "Oscars". Who is the victim here, Farrow or the scores of artists and crafts people behind ‘Blue Jasmine'??

Where there's smoke there's fire

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Woody Allen favorite themes are sex, love, and death. He married his own adopted Korean daughter as his wife. It is typical Hollywood scenario: the good, the bad, and the ugly are interplay in a person. He should be persecuted if the allegations were true. Like in his movie, ultimately he is the master of his life, ego, and conscience!

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Where there's smoke, there's fire.

What a stupid comment.

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He married his own adopted Korean daughter as his wife.

Soon-Yi Allen is not nor ever has been related to Allen in any way except marriage. Her (adoptive) father was Andre Previn. There is only one photo rolled out of Soon-Yi as a child with Woody Allen (at a baseball game). Was he more present, there would be lots of photos, or at least in the plural, but this one photo is used as proof of - what? Nothing.

Allen, like Sinatra and Previn, obviously likes much younger women, and Soon-Yi, like Mia Farrow, likes much older men...

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Cynical timing indeed, but I believe Cate Blanchett may still get the Oscar.

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“Mr Allen has never been charged in relationship to any of this, and therefore deserves our presumption of innocence.

I have no idea at all what happened or didn't happen. However, this is quote raises an extremely important point.

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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

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What a stupid comment.

Because I want so much to print dribble that you think is intelligent.

You win!!

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Woody Allen go a woody for his adopted daughter. What a hoot but I like his humor in the movies. I personally don't know his personal life so I can't say much about that. For one... if he did do this to her, he should be investigated and prosecuted to the extent of the law. BUT not to be on his side, is there a law for statute of limitations on sexual abuse? I mean.. for him to be prosecuted, there needs to be PROOF and just hear say wont do much in a court of law.

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Everything in my gut tells me that he is 100% innocent.

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for him to be prosecuted, there needs to be PROOF and just hear say wont do much in a court of law.

It's not hearsay if the person to whom it was done is saying it.

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No one is in position to know the truth. The doubt has to remain as it is a totally unfalsifiable story. Much like a great deal of US beliefs.

Feelings are not facts, no matter what Dylan wants to say.

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He has always been mired in suspicion, and I for one would like to see the truth come out, I personally think he is kiddie fiddler.

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It's not hearsay if the person to whom it was done is saying it.

True, it wouldn't be. But there's no evidence to show anything was done in the first place. Child abuse allegations can be (and are) falsely made when relationships break up messily, and they're bloody hard to crawl away from, even for the innocent, and especially for men.

Whether Allen is innocent or not, these allegations did not surface until after his affair with Previn and his breakup with Farrow, and they're the only such allegations made against him in a fifty-year career - nothing more has emerged in the 20 or so years since. That leaves an awful lot of room for doubt.

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Way to go for the militant atheist hoot!

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Hell, if the folks that didn't like us could get their way we would all be rotting in a deep dark hole, well that is what my Communist antagonist wish I would be rotting in.

The truth of the matter is, no one knows unless she can come up with some valid proof of what he did.

No, marrying your partner's adopted daughter doesn't count.

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Maria

Soon-Yi Allen is not nor ever has been related to Allen in any way except marriage. Her (adoptive) father was Andre Previn. There is only one photo rolled out of Soon-Yi as a child with Woody Allen (at a baseball game). Was he more present, there would be lots of photos, or at least in the plural, but this one photo is used as proof of - what? Nothing. Allen, like Sinatra and Previn, obviously likes much younger women, and Soon-Yi, like Mia Farrow, likes much older men...

Mia and Previn adopted Soon-Yi Allen in 1978 , with the age of around 7 years old , and Previn divorsed Mia in 1979 , and Mia started relationship with Wody in 1980 ,so, he entered in life of his future wife Soon-Yi Allen when she had age of 9 , so, he was there to shape her brain in that way that she fell love in him ,and who know when he first time used her . Dont forget, Mia splited with Woody the moment she discovered that he as relationship with Soon-Yi Allen in 1992 .If you dont get the problem , well, where is morality, so, jsut because he is not the one who adopted her, gives him right to merry her , after raising her from her chilldohod to the grown age ? There is so much bad morals here, I cant count how much, and I have personal thing in this, because, I got stepdad from early age, me and my sister, and he never adopted us , so, now when we are grown ups, he has a right to marry my sister , right ? If you raise someone, you dont raise that person to became your wife , you raise her to succeed in life , you need every child to treat as your own child , but , in the case of Woody Alen, that somethign is turned off, while his perverted mind is always on, so, how not to believe he did something or at least tried something to the Dylan Farrow.

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A New York judge in the 1994 custody battle between Allen and Farrow ruled that the abuse allegations were inconclusive Right. How do you find proof for such allegations?

but at the same time lambasted the director as “self-absorbed, untrustworthy and insensitive.” The fact he was never convicted does not mean he isn't guilty. You could respect the man for his achievements in movie making, but unanswered questions about his personal life remain. Point is his personal life is not only his life. Doubts about it reflect on his image, the image he created by the choices he made in who he wished to share and/or satisfy his needs with. Perhaps it will all go away. After all he is a great director, isn't he?

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I'm implicating everyone who "gets off" on these cinematic subjects of sex which I believe exploits women and depicts lechery, greed and dark spirit stuff.

I don't like Woody Allen's behavior every since, as a little girl, (and I was molested btw by a lecherous family member), and I saw one of his disgusting movies about 'a breast' on wheels. What kind of heart does that?

It is completely in the realm of possibility that what Dylan says is true. However, I think the bigger crime and tragedy is that she got into a family where such a character is present, and a tragedy that Mia fell for such disgustingness. Where there is a person who believes he is God, accountable to no one and nothing, not subject to honoring and respecting others, I'll show you a person who is spinning 'out of orbit'. I commend this girl for telling the truth. I hope she is set free from all strife and guilt. And I'll pray for Mr. Allen's soul, that he will have a turn around. I know there must be a Jewish word for that!

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He has too many love life, Check his story in Wikipedia.

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She may not like it, but the fact remains that this was investigated over two decades ago and there wasn't any evidence besides her say-so that this happened. Now she surfaces again with with an open letter to a blog bringing up the charge again and only brings it up because he has a movie up for an Oscar - except now she makes the entire Hollywood community accessories after the fact because they won't take her word over someone else's. Such a sad individual. She had her day in court and was not convincing then, so what makes her think she's any more convincing 22 years later?

I have no idea whether this actually happened or not, but once it's gone to court and dismissed, you have to let it go as best as you can and move on with your life. She needs to be careful as she's getting awfully close to meeting the definition of libel in her comments about the rest of Hollywood.

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What kind of OLD PERVERT would drop his wife and marry his "ADOPTED DAUGHTER" and Molest the other younger adopted daughter!! Yes WOODY ALLEN!! He should get his "WOODY" chopped off. He should be a registered sex offender. The only reason why he won't return to the US is he knows he would go to jail, a 7 year old whom trusted him but is now old enough to talk about it and has a voice is not going to lie. Woody Allen shame on you!!

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@BGood41

He married his own adopted Korean daughter as his wife.

Seems like your information is incorrect. Soon-Yi's maiden name was "Soon-Yi Farrow Previn"

She was not the adopted daughter of Mira Farrow and Andre Previn. Woody Allen was not her adopted father.

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maryartemis Where there is a person who believes he is God, accountable to no one and nothing, not subject to honoring and respecting others, I'll show you a person who is spinning 'out of orbit'. I commend this girl for telling the truth. I hope she is set free from all strife and guilt. And I'll pray for Mr. Allen's soul, that he will have a turn around. I know there must be a Jewish word for that!

I'm amazed at how much thought people put into stuff that they can't possibly know anything about. Well, anyone can draw conclusions about his marriage to Soon-Yi. But the rest of it, especially the religious gobbledygook, sounds like projection to me. The Jewish (Yiddish) word is chutzpah.

maryartemis: I saw one of his disgusting movies about 'a breast' on wheels. What kind of heart does that?

A funny person is the answer.

Re: attacking the cast of Allen's movies. One could say the same about Mia Farrow for appearing in a Roman Polanski movie and for faithfully supporting him all these years. What's good for the goose... If the allegation is true my heart goes out to the victim and scorn for the perpetrator. But there is no way for me to know for sure and it's unfair to expect people to blame people involved in his films. Actually, the Polanski case is a bit more cut and dry, isn't it?

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He married his own adopted Korean daughter as his wife.

Soon-Yi Previn was not Woody Allen adopted daughter but you can call his step-adopted daughter. She was adopted by Mia Farrow and her then husband André Previn.

Bitter divorce between Mia Farrow and Woody Allen was one reason some peoples think Mia Farrow had taught and brain washed her adopted daughter Dylan Farrow for revenge Woody Allen affair with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn.

Both Mia Farrow and Woody Allen are morally corrupted peoples. Mia Farrow confessed she slept with her former husband Frank Sinatra while she was still marriage to Woody Allen. Even Ronan Farrow only child of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen can be son of Frank Sinatra, Mia Farrow said.

I'm really sorry for Dylan Farrow whatever her story was true or fault but in fact she was victim of two damaged peoples. I hope she will get help and get peace in her life.

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*Kobuta Chan Bitter divorce between Mia Farrow and Woody Allen

Mia Farrow confessed she slept with her former husband Frank Sinatra while she was still marriage to Woody Allen.***

Once again, people just make things up. Allen and Farrow were never married and never lived together. There is also a definite moral failing involved with speaking untruthfully or speaking without knowledge of the facts.

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Bitter divorce between Mia Farrow and Woody Allen was one reason some peoples think Mia Farrow had taught and brain washed her adopted daughter Dylan Farrow for revenge Woody Allen affair with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn.

Despite what some people wrongly believe, Woody Allen and Mia Farrow were never married nor lived together. They did have a relationship of some 12 years, but were never married nor lived together. Both maintained separate apartments on opposite sides of central park.

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toshiko He has too many love life, Check his story in Wikipedia.

To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy, one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you're getting this down.

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She needs to be careful as she's getting awfully close to meeting the definition of libel in her comments about the rest of Hollywood.

Not really. In American law, its is very hard to defame a 'public figure.'

The First Amendment, and all that...

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Mia and Woody never married. They had separate homes. Diane Keaton and Woody were romantically involved. In Hollywood, he is not only one, Many stars have so many marriages. Za Za had 9 times, Her sister Eva Gabor ,married 5 times.

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@kaimycahl "The only reason why he won't return to the US is he knows he would go to jail, a 7 year old whom trusted him but is now old enough to talk about it and has a voice is not going to lie. Woody Allen shame on you!!"

What in the world are you talking about? Woody Allen lives in the US. Really, as someone mentioned above, it sure would be nice if people wanting to write in would take the time to actually incorporate some validity into their comments. Untruths and speculation add nothing of value to the comments.

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One could say the same about Mia Farrow for appearing in a Roman Polanski movie and for faithfully supporting him all these years.

I need to correct my own moral failings: Obviously, RB was made before Polanski's legal troubles. But, Farrow has been his staunch supporter since, and even offered to testify in his behalf.

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/Educator60 is right, Woody is in NY, USA.

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We all know it's not difficult for someone to deceive themselves about something, so this could go either way. I hope he is innocent.

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Mia used to be UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. We used to read stories about her going to Africa to help children.

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I don't trust Mia Farrow; And, I'm positive she has brainwashed her children to believe something happened. Two set of investigators found no evidence of abuse. So, I'm seeing an angry home wrecker (the Sinatra family, the Previn family, and her own by cheating with and having her son Ronan with her ex Frank Sinatra when she was in a relationship with Allen) using her daughter to get revenge.

I feel sorry for Dylan. The villain here is her mom.

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She had her day in court and was not convincing then, so what makes her think she's any more convincing 22 years later?

Her day in court, in any case, was merely a custody battle (which Farrow won) between two people who were never married in the first place. Allen has never been charged with anything, or even arrested.

For those who are getting hot under the collar about his relationship with Soon Yi Previn, he has been married to her for 16 years, and they have been together for over 20. It has lasted longer than his first marriage and longer than his relationship with Farrow, and longer than either of Farrow's marriages. Disapproving of a longlasting marriage on some kind of cooked-up moral outrage is kind of pointless.

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He sure created stars and future stars, Keaton became director producer after she played Kate Corleone in Godfather 1,2,3, As for Mia's first hubby Sinatora, our RJLV and LV Sun used to report bad and good stories. They had bitter divorce lawsuits.

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Most likely, IF Allen did this stuff which Dylan claims and i believe her, why lie? Fingers inside her and breathing on her naked lap as she says most likely Woody was sexually abused by a relative in his home in NYC in the old days by an uncle or cousin or father or aunt or mother but something in his dysfunctional family which abused him sexually at age ten or so, leads him to be this way now and most likely he groomed Soon Yi his wife now when she was a teenager with sexual abuse too. HE is a monster, but understand he is in denial.l this was done to him i am sure. Some Jewish families in those days were sexually dysfunctional not the middle class sweet families we see today. Ouch. btw, i say this as a Jewish bloke who knows that not all happy Jewish families are so happy.

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@Danny: He is not your family member. Please just write comment related to Allen and Mia;s daughter, etc.

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IF Allen did this stuff which Dylan claims and i believe her, why lie?

Because she was brought up to lie, effectively programmed, or brainwashed if you prefer, into saying it, and possibly even believing it, by Mia Farrow. That would be a reason.

"Why lie?" is the weakest reasoning for establishing guilt ever conceived, especially concerning matters between the sexes.

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Mis does lie... Frank warned Woody about that. Mia was never married to Woody. He never married his adopted daughter. Mia's brother is a convicted child molester... perhaps that is the first place to look? Mia was angry because Woody chose her 21 year old daughter over Mia. 21 is in no way shape or form a child.

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I'm shocked at the amount of people on here defending a disgusting pedophile. Probably just because you like his boring, dull movies.

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I'm shocked at the amount of people on here defending a disgusting pedophile.

I haven't noticed anyone acknowledge that he is a pedophile and then go on to defend him. There is no proof whatsoever that he is a pedophile, and at this stage, there is unlikely to be. We do not have to accept the word of a person like Mia Farrow, which is where the allegations originated. Unless better evidence becomes available - another victim, for example (which even Farrow hasn't been able to produce), it's not unreasonable to dismiss these claims.

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I haven't noticed anyone acknowledge that he is a pedophile and then go on to defend him.

I doubt anyone would say "he's a pedophile, but he's well withing his rights to be, and I think it's great". Saying that they don't think it's true is defending him.

Read the comments on here again. There are so many on his side.

There is no proof whatsoever that he is a pedophile, and at this stage, there is unlikely to be.

If it was Bob Smith the sheet metal worker, he'd be in jail already and everybody would hate him.

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If there were other people who claimed to be victims then there might be something to Dylan's allegations. How many pedophiles have you heard of who stopped after 1 victim??? Soon-Yi was "of age" when they started up (correct?) so she doesn't count as far as I'm concerned...

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Saying that they don't think it's true is defending him.

Yes, that's right. Well spotted.

Saying he's a "disgusting pedophile" is making an assumption based purely on allegations, which can be made up. There is no physical evidence, and most certainly no proof.

There are reasons that some people may choose to believe Allen is a pedophile; but there are also reasons other people may choose to treat the allegations with suspicion. Among my reasons are that Mia Farrow is 1) a bit bonkers and 2) has an axe to grind. So as I said earlier, there is an awful lot of room for doubt.

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If it was Bob Smith the sheet metal worker, he'd be in jail already and everybody would hate him.

I don't like Woody Allen, and I've never been particularly into any of his movies. But there is a reason people are innocent until proven guilty, and he has not been proven guilty.

If you think that is defending him, well it is, it's defending his right to be innocent until proven guilty. I'm not saying that he didn't do it. But he has not been charged, tried or convicted of it, so to treat him as guilty without any (or indeed all) of the above is wrong.

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If it was Bob Smith the sheet metal worker, he'd be in jail already and everybody would hate him.

Or Charles Farrow the boat salesman.

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