Allen loses fight to see adopted daughter
In his ruling, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Elliot Wilk also delivered a stinging rebuke of the film-maker for even asking for permission to see Dylan, who has been renamed Eliza by Miss Farrow. The judge barred Mr Allen from seeing Eliza, who has not seen her father for four years, saying her "therapeutic situation is still too fragile and unsettled". The girl, according to the therapist Dr Hector Bird, "remains adamant in her negative feelings towards Mr Allen".
The judge added that Mr Allen's continued attempts to gain access to Eliza "confirms that Mr Allen still has little understanding or empathy with respect to the emotional well-being of his children".
Never married, Allen and Farrow split up in January 1992 after the actress found nude pictures in Mr Allen's apartment of her older adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. It was later revealed that Mr Allen had had a sexual relationship with Soon-Yi. Judge Wilk did, however, grant Mr Allen the right to resume his one-hour weekly visits to Satchel, the biological son he had with Miss Farrow, now renamed Sean. Psychiatric experts told the judge, however, that the boy, who is nine, "hates" his father and suffers nightmares and stomach aches at the thought of seeing him.
The lacerations to Mr Allen's character stand in contrast to the generally gushing reaction of critics to his latest film Everyone Says I Love You. Mr Allen said, in an interview in New Yorker magazine this week, that he may make a film about his legal tribulations.
"The children's interests have not been served at all," he told the magazine. "Murderers, dope-addicts, people in prison - convicted people - are allowed to see their children."
- 1 Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
- 2 Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
- 3 Daily Show's Jon Stewart destroys Fox News for its Ferguson coverage
- 4 Botched ice bucket challenge leaves man critically injured after plane drops hundreds of gallons of water
- 5 Friends reunion: Jennifer Anniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox perform mini sketch on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
YouTube video posted by Isis militants shows 'execution of 250 Syrian soldiers'
Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
Daily Show's Jon Stewart destroys Fox News for its Ferguson coverage
Botched ice bucket challenge leaves man critically injured after plane drops hundreds of gallons of water
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
- < Previous
- Next >
Highly Competitive Salary: Austen Lloyd: CITY - An excellent new instruction w...
£500 per day: Harrington Starr: SQL Server Developer SQL, PHP, C#, Real Time,...
£600 per day: Harrington Starr: C#.NET Developer C#, Win Forms, WPF, WCF, MVVM...