Woody Allen set to publish open letter response to Dylan Farrow's sexual abuse claims in the New York Times within days

The publication has announced that Allen had reached out to them asking for the opportunity to reply

Woody Allen is set to respond to Dylan Farrow’s open letter, in which she alleged her adoptive father sexually abused her at the age of seven, in the New York Times this weekend.

The publication has announced that Allen had reached out to them asking for the opportunity to reply.

Agreeing to his request, The Times said that Allen’s letter is set to be published in the next few days.

The news comes after it had emerged that Dylan Farrow had first reached out to the Los Angeles Times, but the newspaper had refused to publish it.

The paper's op-ed editor, Sue Horton, told The Wrap that she deliberated over running the damning account, but decided against it.

"The editor of the paper doesn’t have a say in what goes on the op-ed page," Horton said.

Earlier this week, Allen and Marrow’s adopted son, Moses Farrow, defended his father in an interview with People magazine.

"My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister," he told them.

"And I hated him for her for years. I see now that this was a vengeful way to pay him back for falling in love with Soon-Yi [Previn]."

Mia Farrow and Allen separated in 1992 after the actress discovered naked pictures of Allen and her adopted daughter from her previous relationship with André Previn, Soon-Yi.

At the time, Soon-Yi was only 20-years-old – 34 years younger than Allen.

Allen and Soon-Yi went on to marry in 1997, and are still together today. They have two adopted children together.

"Of course Woody did not molest my sister. She loved him and looked forward to seeing him when he would visit," Moses continued.

"She never hid from him until our mother succeeded in creating the atmosphere of fear and hate towards him.

"The day in question, there were six or seven of us in the house. We were all in public rooms and no-one, not my father or sister, was off in any private spaces. My mother was conveniently out shopping.

"I don't know if my sister really believes she was molested or is trying to please her mother. Pleasing my mother was very powerful motivation because to be on her wrong side was horrible."

He went on to claim that he was often ”hit“ by Mia as a child, and called on Dylan to ”assert her independence“ from her mother. Mia, he says, had given her a ”false impression that she has been molested by my father“.

However, Dylan was quick to respond to Moses’ comments, telling People:

"This is such a betrayal to me and my whole family.

"My memories are the truth and they are mine and I will live with that for the rest of my life.

"My mother never coached me. She never planted false memories in my brain. My memories are mine. I remember them."

She continued: ”She was distraught when I told her. When I came forward with my story she was hoping against hope that I had made it up

"In one of the most heartbreaking conversations I have ever had, she sat me down and asked me if I was telling the truth. She said that Dad said he didn't do anything and I said, 'He's lying'."

"My brother is dead to me,” she added. “My mother is so brave and so courageous and taught me what it means to be strong and brave and tell the truth even in the face of these monstrous lies."

Woody Allen has denied all allegations of sexual abuse made by Dylan Farrow.

Read More:
RONAN FARROW BLASTS  WOODY ALLEN DURING GOLDEN GLOBES
WOODY ALLEN RESPONDS TO DYLAN FARROW'S OPEN LETTER
GRACE DENT ON DYLAN FARROW CLAIMS: WE REFUSE TO BELIEVE OUR IDOLS COULD DO SOMETHING BAD
Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
PROMOTED VIDEO
ebooks
ebooksA special investigation by Andy McSmith
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

Recruitment Genius: Bookkeeper

Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: One of the world's leading suppliers and manuf...

Recruitment Genius: Multiple Apprentices Required

£6240 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Apprentices are required to join a privat...

Sauce Recruitment: HR Manager

£40000 per annum: Sauce Recruitment: This is an exciting opportunity for a HR...

Ashdown Group: Interim HR Manager - 3 Month FTC - Henley-on-Thames

£35000 - £40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A well-established organisation oper...

Day In a Page

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links