HBO has no plans to remove Woody Allen films from library after Allen v Farrow documentary

HBO’s documentary Allen v Farrow explores sexual abuse allegations made against the director

Roisin O'Connor
Wednesday 24 February 2021 11:21
Allen Vs Farrow HBO documentary trailer

HBO has said it has no plans to remove Woody Allen’s films from its online library.

The director is in the news again following the release of HBO’s new documentary, Allen v Farrow, which investigates the sexual abuse allegations made against him by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.

The first episode, which was released over the weekend, interviewed Dylan and Allen’s ex-partner Mia Farrow about the claims of abuse Dylan made against him in 1992.

Now 35, Dylan once again alleges that Allen sexually abused her in 1992, when she was seven years old.

Allen has always denied the claim, which was investigated at the time but led to no criminal charges.

Dylan Farrow y Woody Allen en una foto de la infancia que aparece en el documental de HBO Allen v Farrow

Allen accused Mia Farrow of coaching Dylan to say that he abused her, after she discovered he was having an affair with another of her adoptive daughters, Soon-Yi Previn.

He described the four-part documentary as “a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods”.

HBO Max currently has six of Allen’s films in its library: Another Woman, Radio Days, Shadows and Fog, Scoop, Broady Danny Rose, and September.

In a statement to The Wrap, the company said the titles will remain available to subscribers for the foreseeable future, “to allow viewers to make their own informed decisions about screening the work”.

You can read our review of Allen v Farrow here.