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Woody Allen’s Son Called Him Out On Molestation Allegations During Golden Globes Tribute

Ronan Farrow American History Museum October 21 2013As much as we loved last night night’s Golden Globes, the Woody Allen tribute definitely put a damper on things. And not just because Diane Keaton’s acceptance speech rambled on for several hundred thousand minutes. But also because Dylan Farrow spoke out about molestation allegations that she made against her father when she was just 7 just a few months ago. And no, she’s not to be confused with the step-daughter Woody ended up leaving Mia Farrow for and marrying. That’s Soon-Yi and that story still outdoes everything I’ve ever seen on Lifetime. Sure, make all the excuses you want. But the man met her she was 10-years-old and dated her mother for several years, making him somewhat of a father figure in her life. Think of the middle-aged men you knew at 10, and now think of them hitting on you the day you turned 18. Please deposit your vomit in the garbage can to the left.

During last night’s tribute, Ronan Farrow, Woody Allen and Mia Farrow’s son, boldly called his father out on the molestation allegations.

It’s horrific enough to be molested as a child by your father, but it must be even more horrific when people continue to celebrate his artistic genius as if the molestation never even happened. Or worse, that it happened but doesn’t matter because he’s famous. Time and time again we see Hollywood turn a blind eye toward toward men who abuse women and children simply because they’re talented. It doesn’t matter if it’s Woody Allen or Sean Penn or Chris Brown, the attitude continues to be that money trumps morals. So it’s good that Ronan spoke up last night, if only to remind the world that writing clever movies doesn’t excuse abusing children.

(Photo: Darla Khazei, PacificCoastNews)

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  • brebay

    Glad these kids stuck together and did this. He deserves every bit of humiliation they bring down on him It didn’t matter how many games Sandusky won, and it doesn’t matter how many films of his people like (though I can’t personally figure out why.)

    • Jenni

      As much as I don’t want to be the person to make this list, someone should make a list of child predators who got away with it because money.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Every ancestor in your family tree went through this. And as long as the media pushes the erotic sexual Lolita Look, in “women” you are going to get little girls being the object of desire.When I was a child we knew what to do with them. We made fun of them. In the movie theatres, in the schools, wherever they plied their trade. We talked about it, how some teacher felt one of us up as he was correcting a paper of ours. We noticed this and gossiped about it. And I bet there was far less of it then than now. Now it has been injected into the male mind and the child’s mind and innocent encounters now take on that flavor.We have lost the opportunities those who were attracted to us but did not act on it, who gave us invluable gifts. One taught me to ice-skate dance in the Vienese way at the rink. He wouldn’t be allowed to do that today. They would take him to jail.Think of the joy both of us would have missed.

    • Amanda

      Did…….did you just blame little girls being molested on how sexy they are? I wish I could vomit on you in person, oh my god.

    • Jenni

      Not worth the vomit, she’s been trolling all over the site today.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Ah jenni look at all the hits I am getting you. Be grateful and thank me profusely.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      CAN’T YOU EVEN READ!!!! I blame the media for making erotic sexiness in a woman’s face look as if she is an innocent little girl and making that the model for female beauty and sexiness. What do they teach you in school that you get that from what I wrote. Where does someone who reads like that get the leisure to be online, the money for access,etc. And then to misread and jump to conclusions and yell about it is more than my understanding can process.

      Molested teens and teens enticing it are two different behaviors.

    • Kristen

      You’re messed up

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      You just haven’t learned to read carefully and critically.I am not advocating erotic childhood sexuality. I am the messenger.

    • YOYOGO

      You keep speaking to men in general instead of referring to your daddy. Daddy’s bad-touch and a stranger hitting on you outside your home are two very different scenarios.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      My father never did anything to me. My grandfather did but it was before I could talk and had no memory of it at the time. I did have feelings of creepiness around him tho and I was never alone with him as I instinctively avoided him, but at the time it was just on the level of feelings. Yes it has repercussions, but I think there are far worse things that happen and can happen that have worse consequences than sexual abuse from adults. Research shows that psychological abuse has far worse effects on a child. While we have an abnormal sexual permissiveness in our culture, we also have a puritan attitude about it regarding children. Adults now feel they cannot touch a child, kiss one, fondle one, be friends with one without being at risk. I hate to think of my childhood and the loss of those adults who were my friends, not family friends. And looking back I think one was a pedophile. He was Viennese and taught me how to waltz on ice skates. He never tried anything, and I think he was alone and lonely, but he was there every sat night when we went and skated with us and we were very glad to see him.Now he would be arrested for talking with us and trying to skate with us. Sick.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Yes. And cupcakes and ice-cream are two different desserts. What point are you trying to make?

  • Lina Cellucci

    Go for Ronan calling Woody out. But what took him so long? There goes his inheritance.

    • Jenni

      I think they’ve been estranged for a very long time. I can’t imagine it was good for family dynamics when he runs off with one sisters and gets accused of molesting the other one.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      The children were adopted. Soon Yi was when Mia was married to Andre Previn not Woody. Woody did not grow up with her. This son of his – birth son I think? – is a skank to bring this up at the Globes. Do you hang up your dirty laundry there? He just wanted attention. Who is he? What has he done? I never herd of him except in this kind of reference. His 15 minutes of fame to smear Woody in a moment of celebration?

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Mia accused Woody of doing that with the daughter AFTER he confessed and chose Soon Yi. Other people said he was controlling with this young daughter. I can imagine with all his psychoanalysis that he felt vibes going on with his daughter that he didn’t like, didn’t know how to counteract, couldn’t stop from happening.This happens to me all the time when I observe parents and children in public places. If I don’t turn it off it really affects me badly.I can’t stand the covert messages the parent sends the child, the behavior of the child that gets reinforced either positively or negatively and I want to say STOP! When you do X you are training your child to whine, cry, demand, have a tantrum,not be curious,be sick, and a whole litany of such awful consequences. I have trained myself not to look and if I do not to see. Since I got my replicant eyes last summer it is terrible for me all over again.

    • Katy Hearne

      On his Wikipedia page (it’s a slow day at work) he said they call Father’s day “brother-in-law day” at their house. So, yeah. I bet that inheritance was gone a long time ago!

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      The woman scorned is a devil!

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      LOL! I thought the same about his inheritance. Often a parent will induce a child to act out the unconscious rage of one parent against the other. I suspect he is acting out Farrow’s rage toward Woody by doing this but doesn’t know that that’s what he is doing. Dysfunctional families do this all the time. Among other templates.

  • Natasha B

    I actually had no idea about this whole scandal until I read some of Eve’s tweets last night, got curious, googled, and read the original Vamity Fair article. What rich, famous people get away with in our society absolutely sickens me. What a horrible person.

    • Jenni

      The story creeps me out every single time I remember it. It’s crazy how so few actors call people like him out. It’s like Roman Polanski all over again.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Do not get me started on Polanski. You have no idea what 13 and 14 year old girls were like in the mid 1970′s. Very sexually sophisticated on the surface and armed with the pill and knowing exactly how beautiful, innocent looking, and erotic they were. My niece was one exactly the same age as Polanski’s so called victim who was sent to him, pimped to him by her mother, to get in his movies.My niece and I fought like cats and dogs over this and when I reported one of them to the police he just laughed at me and asked me what I thought he should do about it.This was West Philadelphia and Polanski was in Hollywood!

    • Amanda

      I said it in the other comment and I’ll say it here, you are absolutely revolting.

      You’re SERIOUSLY, seriously saying that a 14 year old girl was super into being drugged and then vaginally and anally raped?
      GIRLS THAT YOUNG CANNOT CONSENT TO SEXUAL ACTIVITIES WITH OLDER MEN. I don’t give a shit if it was the 70s, what’s wrong with you?!

      “knowing exactly how beautiful, innocent looking, and erotic they were.”

      I’m also starting to seriously think you’re a pedophile.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      If 14 is too young then I guess Mary was raped and made pregnant with Jesus. If you are being logical which I don’t think you are. And what about Romeo and Juliet and Tristan and Iseult,.and girls who fall in love at that age and marry the same boy when just a few years older. You mean 14 year olds know nothing! What a contemptuous view of teens you have.

    • Katy Hearne

      okay okay okay. I knoooow you are just trolling, but I just cannot help myself. Though fictional.. Juliette totally killed herself because…14 year olds. Because 14 year olds aren’t real good sex people yet. Also, in some Tristan & Iseult stories (I think most traditionally in the old celtic versions of the story) Iseult also kills herself.
      But I’ll go ahead and give you Mary, there. Because you make so many valid points
      (I know I should ignore her, but I just had to)
      (p.s. how glad are we all that we didn’t marry the guy we liked when we were 14? amirite?)

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Actually I am not glad I didn’t marry him but in another way I am glad. No one else satisfied me after him but I know he would have stopped my growth. Probably Romeo would have done the same to Juliette. R and J are not good examples because they didn’t mean to die. T and I are examples of romantic passion/love/death template so that has problems too since THE PILL. Now we are kept in a perpetual adolescent cocoon that seems to go on until many of us die, a refusal to grow up so that most adults I meet in passing seem about 14 to me. Whereas I have taught 7 and 8 year olds who were far advanced of most adults who are on these comment boards. They cannot consider any opinion that is way out of the mainstream without getting their panties wrinkled. Consider this one: Mary was taken to the temple to be given to God when she was weaned (about 3) as her mother had promised God if he would grant her wish to be with child. The book of Mary is an interesting book that was suppressed BTW. So that’s where she grew up. Now what if when she began to fill out one of the priests came into her cell in white robes, telling her he was an angel of God and penetrated her, and she became pregnant. This is a question and feeling/thought that has occupied my thinking for a long long time now.So she is pregnant and does not wish to marry but is told to go out there with the others to get herself a husband when the eligible girls are displayed for choosing. She doesn’t want to so she tells the superior telling her she has to that she has made a vow to God to devote her life to God and so she cannot marry or she will break her vow. clever girl that Mary. We can see where Jesus gets his inverted thinking from eh. Perhaps she has begun to show a little? And perhaps the villain here has noticed? And so she MUST marry? But when Joseph finds she is pregnant he wants out. Then he has this dream telling him to marry her that she is blah blah blah and that makes it OK for him. Is his dream a Freudian wish fulfillment that he wishes to wed this young girl, as he is much much older and a widower. He definitely would be considered a pedophile today in clinical terms.So now we can get into the Foucauldian genealogy of pedophilia, sexual abuse in clinical terms and when these psychiatric terms intersected with the practice of middle aged, financially secure men marrying very young girls. Freud’s mother was a second wife to a widower and he had brothers the same age as his mother. No wonder he got into the incest thing.If you think genealogically hidden meanings start to sneak out.Anyway I wonder at this and imagine I am correct about the “virgin birth.”Mary really did probably think she was dreaming/hallucinating the event and she probably wasn’t the only one this happened to. She did turn it to her advantage tho. She had a strange relationship to Jesus.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      You don’t even know what a pedophile is idiot.Did you read the transcript of her testimony? I thought not. I did. What kind of mother sends her daughter alone to be photographed by Polanski? Had she ever seen his movies? Why would she do that? She was pimping her daughter. Lots of mothers did in those days. It was very obvious.

    • brebay

      so stop feeding him! He’s just getting off on it.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      You have no idea how many young girls her age were doing just exactly that. Smoking a joint and having sex with older guys. And mothers who were not going to repress their daughters the way they had been repressed.Now just why would a mother let her daughter go alone – without her mother – to a filmmaker’s place to be photographed by him. Not his office, his home. I mean what was the mother thinking? I know. Don’t you?

  • Madison

    I had no idea about this either. I was already sickened by the Soon-Yi business, and now this. What an atrocity that he/his reputation are practically unscathed. Typical.

    • moishe pippick

      His reputation is pretty much permanently scathed. You can’t read an article about Woody Allen without this being brought up in the comments sections, if not the article itself.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      That’s just the media prolonging a story that was finished a long time ago, stirring the pot to get attention.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Why are you sick about it? They have children together and are very content with each other. So he left Farrow whom he was never married to anyway. Soon Yi was picked up off the streets (and street children are notoriously precocious about adult social behavior especially sex) in Viet Nam by Farrow when married to Andre Previn whom she stole from Dory Previn her friend. What goes around comes around. Or vice versa I forget how it goes.Just karma.

  • Katy Hearne

    My boyfriend had never heard about any of this mess until last night when I explained to him about the leaving the mother for the daughter scenario (I’d never heard of the molestation until now actually) & he was like “Katy, you can’t believe everything they say in the media. Who does that” as if I was telling him about it as hear-say! Like, who would actually do that!

    • Jenni

      The first time I heard it, I was sure that I was missing something in the story because it’s just so WTF.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Woody didn’t molest her. They fell in love. He had taken photographs of her nude that Mia found. Then they told her the truth about their relationship and she blew it all over the world. What’s wrong except the LEGAL age here and WTF has legal age to do with anything. It’s just the govts way of how to criminalize behavior by drawing a limit, but criminal behavior regarding sex between males and females often has nothing to do with age but if you are above the limit you can’t get any help.I agree that young girls get hit on. We certainly did when young in the 40′s and 50′s and we learned how to deal with it. Without calling the police. Two of us did once and quickly found out what a farce going to court was. The only good thing was we missed two days at school.

    • YOYOGO

      So you learned back in the 40′s and 50′s how to deal with your father’s bad-touching you?

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Not my father. The above example was a man in a parking lot who was playing with himself with his car door open next to us as we got in our car. We kind of laughed and thought what should we do. We took the license plat number, went home, told our parents and reported it. It was a farce going to court. He got off as he was the manager of the mall complex and parking lot and I guess had an expensive lawyer as the owner didn’t want to lose him. We weren’t hysterical about it we just giggled and sort of decided to go all the way with it instead of ignoring it. We decided we would ignore it the next time.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      And at what point does touching become bad-touching? Do you know? I don’t. Does it have to hurt? does it just have to be near your genitals or breasts or what?On top of clothes or under them? You see it gets difficult to say with certainty where the boundaries are. And someone can say one thing and another person say something different. A child can react to something harmless and not react to something much less harmless. This is the way people get falsely accused and the way others slide through the loopholes.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Actually in the 1940′s and 50′s men used to go to the afternoon matinees in the movies and play with themselves in the back row. We used to wait until the feature began and then whisper really loud, “Look at him back there! He has his thing out! Look what he’s doing,” and the whole row would turn around to look and he would get up and leave the movie in embarrassment. And we would laugh and laugh.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Mia wasn’t her mother. She got he out of the streets in Viet Nam. She wasn’t a baby either.A child with that early education (you see it in India) knows a great deal about life much too early. It makes them quite different and exotic mentally. For someone like Woody she must have been fascinating. She was never a child.She still calls the shots with him. She wants to live in France. They move to France.

  • MCR

    He was accused, during a child custody battle, but not convicted. Just to keep the record straight. You don’t have to like him as a person, but he’s innocent until proven guilty like everyone else.

    A 1993 article covering the accusation: http://www.nytimes.com/1993/03/26/nyregion/farrow-testifies-that-daughter-accused-allen-of-molestation.html

    • Jenni

      His relationship with Soon Yi doesn’t really help the case…but yes, that’s why I said allegations. He was never convicted of the crime.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      If he remembers enough to call him out, thenhe was complicit. If you don’t believe children can be complicit then you don’t know children. I concede they may have different motivations and reasons for being complicit but complicit it is.Mia Farrow is still out for revenge for her humiliation. Yes I guess she feels betrayed by Soon Yi, but do not forget how Mia Farrow betrayed her friend, the poet and lyricist, Dory Previn by stealing her husband. Payback time is tuff ain’t it Mia. Woody has an excellent relationship with Soon Yi, far better than the one he had with Mia Farrow. Soon Yi was a street child in Viet Nam and street children no longer have an ounce of innocence. They have seen it all. This is the secret of Wuthering Heights BTW.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      You are confusing categories again . The Law belongs in the Order of Production. This thread is emotionally charged within the Symbolic Order of sexual abuse of children. Two different orders that you always refuse to acknowledge the existence of.Legally you are correct. But that’s not where this thread is.

  • Kelly

    I hate to say it but I don’t think the molestation is swept under the rug just because he’s famous.

    That happens in families of all income levels. Plenty of people have the molester uncle or grandpa and everybody just ignores it and pretends like it’s not happening. I have one in my own family and I’m treated poorly because I refuse to speak to him. Lots of people have to deal with seeing their abuser at family functions and holidays.

    It’s a problem in our society but it’s not a rich issue.

    • Kay_Sue

      I get this to an extent, but I also get what the poster is saying too. In our community, a 7 year old girl recently came forward following a lecture at her school on molestation. The man who has molested her has been arrested, and it’s all over the news, and on every single story posted about it, people decry how disgusting he is, how awful it is that someone would do this, how he’s getting what he deserves (or not, because some people feel the penalty isn’t strong enough), etc.

      I think you’re right that it’s not unusual that it gets swept under the rug *within* families, and that is completely regardless of economics. The economics come into play with the public perception of it–while this predator in our community is decried, and will probably never be able to work again, Woody Allen is given an award at the Golden Globes, arguably one of the highest honors he could receive in his field.

    • Kelly

      It’s not just within families though. Lots of victims have come forward and nothing happens. For every pedophile who is actually punished, countless more walk away scott free.

      While you think the predator in your community will never have a life again, you’re probably wrong about that. All he has to do is move and start over somewhere else, which is what most of them do after their disgustingly short prison sentences.

    • Kay_Sue

      You have a point, he probably could. But any job that requires a background check will pop, and any employer that could possibly have a child on the premise is going to be liable if they hire him and he reoffends using that access. And the jobs that don’t require checks are the type that also don’t typically pay well. The sad fact is, if he had money, he’d probably be able to cover it up better, or hire a lawyer to try to twist things, or simply buy his way out of it, allowing him to continue to live whatever lifestyle he was accustomed to, to still have a career. Because he doesn’t, he will be branded for life–which is too good for a predator like this, in my opinion.

      Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think this is necessarily a rich issue either. I do think that Hollywood in particular has a serious problem for looking the other way when it comes to abusers of all types. From Paul Walker’s dating teenagers, to Roman, to Chris Brown to Woody Allen–yes, it’s a Hollywood problem. They consistently look the other way because these people are seen as having talent, or just being temperamental. I also think that our justice system here in the States allows a lot of leeway for someone that can afford to hire a good lawyer, which in turn means that the people that offend and happen to be in a higher income bracket will probably be more likely to get away with it with no justice for their victims.

  • Zettai

    Money talks, big names talk. People still watch Roman Polanski movies, even though they know he will never come back to America because he’ll get arrested! I feel awful for Woody’s kids with Farrow because they will never see justice. I know this isn’t about Soon-Yi, but I am sure that when Woody dies she will have some stories of her own to tell.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      That young girl was beautiful and was pimped by her mother to seduce Polanski for her to get in his movies. She was too inexperienced to pull it off, didn’t want to say no, didn’t want to say no to her mother, doesn’t even now want to punish him. If you read the testimony he is not really “raping” her because he doesn’t really know what she wants as she is so vague in her answers. And don’t tell me she was only 14. 14 year old girls in the 70′s were ship smart. The kind that had some freedom and she obviously did. He was also bamboozled by our so called “justice” system and he did right to run from it. Just as dissidents from the Soviet Union and from China now. It’s OK when they run from countries we don’t like but it’s not OK when someone runs from US justice.LOL!

  • Josie

    Slightly off topic, but Ronan looks so much like Frank Sinatra and not at all like Woody. I absolutely believe Mia when she says Frank is his real father (even if he doesn’t believe it himself).

    • Katy Hearne

      I know! My mom and I were just having this argument. She said she doesn’t see anyone except Mia in him, but I’m like… c’mon. He looks just like Sinatra

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Do we really need to know this.

    • Katy Hearne

      lolz

    • Josie

      Yes, you really do.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Methinks you are projecting so I guess you do. I don’t.

    • Josie

      My bad. I didn’t realize the content of the comments section was meant to be customized to your needs. I’ll be sure to consult with you prior to my next post.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Please do. That will help smooth things along here much better. Thanks.

    • …her?

      You’re so right, as soon as Mia said that Sinatra was Ronan’s father, I was like, OBVIOUSLY.

  • E_21

    Mia Farrow has simply contaminated her other children with bitterness and vitriol. What detestable behavior to attack Allen via Twitter. Farrow is a flake.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      I agree with you. You cannot own someone. You cannot make them love you or stay with you. It is obvious Allen loves soon Yi very much. She wants to live in Paris, so they live in Paris. The Parisians have no problem with all of this, at least on the surface. They don’t put it in their gossip papers all the time. Just provincial Puritan Americans.

  • moishe pippick

    Mia Farrow seriously damaged her credibility by saying that Ronan may not be Woody Allen’s son. She testified in court that Allen molested their daughter but waits twenty years to say in an interview that Woody Allen’s only biological child may not be his and that she may have cheated on him with her ex-husband.

    • Jenni

      One’s a criminal matter and one’s a personal matter. If she believed the molestation allegations, she couldn’t wait around to press charges. However she could wait until her son was older to discuss the situation with him and if he’d like it to be public knowledge.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      I am sure she used all her persuasive charms to get her son to do this. To symbolically “kill” the father. No one cares now except stupid gossip boards.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Who listens to anything she says to begin with.

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  • MCR

    It may be committing the unthinkable to suggest that someone can be accused of child molesting and yet be innocent of it, but I’m going to plunge right in. The main, if not only, evidence that Woody Allen raped this little girl is that he was accused of it – by a very (and understandably) angry ex-girlfriend in the middle of a heated custody battle. That, combined with public indignation over his marrying the ex-girfriend’s daughter, seems to be more than enough in most people’s minds.
    He wasn’t convicted of anything. The evidence was flimsy and questionable at best. The person bringing charges was highly motivated to do harm to his reputation. There was never any other suspicious situation involving children. And after the allegations were part of the public record, he and his current wife applied for adoption, twice and in two different U.S. states, had the usual investigation process each time, and were twice given adoptive children with no apparent reservations from state officials.
    Please at least consider the possibility that the accusations were false.

    An article outlining the much less popular side in the matter:
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/27/the-woody-allen-allegations-not-so-fast.html

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