Ronan Farrow blasts dad Woody Allen during Golden Globes: ‘Did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?’

 

Not everyone was over the moon for Woody Allen when he was honoured at the Golden Globes last night.

His ex-girlfriend Mia Farrow and his son Ronan voiced their disdain for the director when he received the Cecil B. Demille award for lifetime achievement.

Golden Globes 2014: American Hustle & 12 Years A Slave Among The Big Winners

Ronan, 26, who Mia recently revealed could well be the biological son of her first husband Frank Sinatra, was particularly acerbic.

He referred to charges Mia filed against the director in 1992 that claimed Allen had molested their adopted daughter Dylan when she was seven years old.

Ronan posted on Twitter:

Farrow sought legal action after she videotaped Dylan speaking about the alleged encounters, but judges threw the case out in 1993 to prevent her from having to go through the distress of a very public court case at such a young age.

Yesterday, Mia also took to Twitter to let the world know she was switching off as the Allen tribute video aired ahead of the acceptance speech.

She posted the following, before retweeting son Ronan’s damning message:

She followed up with a second retweet, this time linking to the  Vanity Fair interview Dylan gave back in October 2013, where she spoke about the alleged ordeal for the first time.

"I’m scared of him, his image," she explained. "I have never been asked to testify. If I could talk to the seven-year-old Dylan, I would tell her to be brave, to testify.

"There’s a lot I don’t remember, but what happened in the attic I remember. I remember what I was wearing and what I wasn’t wearing.

"The things making me uncomfortable were making me think I was a bad kid, because I didn’t want to do what my elder told me to do… I was cracking. I had to say something. I was seven. I was doing it because I was scared. I wanted it to stop."

Mia Farrow and Woody Allen together in 1989. Mia Farrow and Woody Allen together in 1989. Despite the claims, Allen’s career continued to flourish, and he is now widely considered one of the greatest directors of the last century.

Diane Keaton, who starred in Annie Hall, and Emma Stone, who will appear in his next project Magic In The Moonlight, accepted his the Cecil B. Demille award on his behalf.

"I think it's safe to say that Woody Allen is an anomaly," Keaton began in her speech.

"He's made 74 movies in 48 years. He's directed them, he's starred in them, he's produced them and, of course, he's written them. He's written all of them, every one.

Golden Globes 2014: See The Winners List In Full

"It's kind of hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that 179 of the world's most captivating actresses have appeared in Woody's films and there's a reason for this. The reason is they wanted to.

"They wanted to because Woody's women can't be compartmentalised, right? I mean, they struggle, they love, they fall apart, they dominate, they're funny, they're flawed. They are, in fact, the hallmark of Woody's work.

"But what's even more remarkable is that absolutely nothing links these unforgettable characters from the fact that they came from the mind of Woody Allen. And there you have it.

  Diane Keaton accepted her former flame Woody Allen's Golden Globe on his behalf. Diane Keaton accepted her former flame Woody Allen's Golden Globe on his behalf. "We don't often associate people in show business with friendship and maybe that's because when we make these movies, we find ourselves in these intensely intimate situations with all these really remarkable people.

"And, for me anyway, these encounters, while wonderful, rarely become 45-year friendships. It kind of breaks my heart that I've known Woody for such a long time, but it also fills me with pride and affection and even love. If Woody saw this he'd say, ‘Get the hook and get her off the f***ing stage.’"

Golden Globes 2014: Jennifer Lawrence Wins Best Supporting Actress

The end of her speech got cut short because she started swearing.

Keaton and Allen famously enjoyed a five-year affair after meeting on the set of Broadway play Play It Again, Sam in the early 70s. They went on to work together on eight films between 1971 and 1993.

Mia Farrow began her relationship with Allen in 1980. She went on to star as the lead in several of his films from 1982 to 1992. The pair never married, though they adopted two children, Dylan Farrow (who has since changed her name several times) and Moshe Farrow. They also had one child, Ronan Farrow, although Mia recently stated he could be the biological son of Frank Sinatra.

 

Suggested Topics
Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
ebooks
ebooksAn introduction to the ground rules of British democracy
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs People

Ashdown Group: HR Manager - West London - £50,000

£40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus: Ashdown Group: HR Manager - West London - £...

Recruitment Genius: Recruitment & HR Administrator

£17000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...

Guru Careers: HR Manager / HR Business Partner

£55 - 65k (DOE) + Benefits: Guru Careers: A HR Manager / HR Business Partner i...

Recruitment Genius: Senior HR Assistant

£23000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The Company's vision is to be t...

Day In a Page

Seifeddine Rezgui: What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?

Making of a killer

What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?
UK Heatwave: Temperatures on the tube are going to exceed the legal limit for transporting cattle

Just when you thought your commute couldn't get any worse...

Heatwave will see temperatures on the Tube exceed legal limit for transporting cattle
Exclusive - The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Swapping Bucharest for London

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Meet the man who swapped Romania for the UK in a bid to provide for his family, only to discover that the home he left behind wasn't quite what it seemed
Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most
Katy Perry prevented from buying California convent for $14.5m after nuns sell to local businesswoman instead

No grace of God for Katy Perry as sisters act to stop her buying convent

Archdiocese sues nuns who turned down star’s $14.5m because they don’t approve of her
Ajmer: The ancient Indian metropolis chosen to be a 'smart city' where residents would just be happy to have power and running water

Residents just want water and power in a city chosen to be a ‘smart’ metropolis

The Indian Government has launched an ambitious plan to transform 100 of its crumbling cities
Michael Fassbender in 'Macbeth': The Scottish play on film, from Welles to Cheggers

Something wicked?

Films of Macbeth don’t always end well - just ask Orson Welles... and Keith Chegwin
10 best sun creams for body

10 best sun creams for body

Make sure you’re protected from head to toe in the heatwave
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Milos Raonic has ability to get to the top but he must learn to handle pressure in big games

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon files

Milos Raonic has ability to get to the top but he must learn to handle pressure in big games
Women's World Cup 2015: How England's semi-final success could do wonders for both sexes

There is more than a shiny trophy to be won by England’s World Cup women

The success of the decidedly non-famous females wearing the Three Lions could do wonders for a ‘man’s game’ riddled with cynicism and greed
How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth: Would people co-operate to face down a global peril?

How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth

Would people cooperate to face a global peril?
Just one day to find €1.6bn: Greece edges nearer euro exit

One day to find €1.6bn

Greece is edging inexorably towards an exit from the euro
New 'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could help surgeons and firefighters, say scientists

'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could become reality

Holographic projections would provide extra information on objects in a person's visual field in real time
Sugary drinks 'are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year'

Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year

The drinks that should be eliminated from people's diets
Pride of Place: Historians map out untold LGBT histories of locations throughout UK

Historians map out untold LGBT histories

Public are being asked to help improve the map