Woody Allen‘s personal response to the open letter penned by Dylan Farrow has been published in The New York Times, and I have to say that for me, it only makes him look worse. In case you need an update on the situation, or help keeping all of the facts straight, feel free to read our guide to understanding the accusations. In terms of Allen’s response, it’s only my opinion –based on my own life experiences– but I have always believed that the more defensive someone gets about something, the more apparent their guilt is. While Woody Allen offered a lengthy, well-written response, it was so full of distractions and the complete vilification of Mia and Ronan Farrow that I couldn’t take it seriously. In fact, several parts simply disgusted me, but I’ll let you come to your own conclusions:
Twenty-one years ago, when I first heard Mia Farrow had accused me of child molestation, I found the idea so ludicrous I didn’t give it a second thought. We were involved in a terribly acrimonious breakup, with great enmity between us and a custody battle slowly gathering energy. The self-serving transparency of her malevolence seemed so obvious I didn’t even hire a lawyer to defend myself. It was my show business attorney who told me she was bringing the accusation to the police and I would need a criminal lawyer.
Right off the bat, he’s intent on painting Mia Farrow as “woman scorned” in order to distract from the fact that he’s been accused of an incredibly serious, horrifying crime for over twenty years. I don’t know about you, but I am so over the whole “batshit crazy woman” defense. If nothing else, it’s too lazy and sexist to be even remotely justified. But that’s not the only contemptible part of his self-defense, in case you were wondering. He decided to throw Ronan Farrow under the bus, too, because if he’s truly Frank Sinatra’s son then Woody Allen couldn’t possibly be a child molester. (?!)
I pause here for a quick word on the Ronan situation. Is he my son or, as Mia suggests, Frank Sinatra’s? Granted, he looks a lot like Frank with the blue eyes and facial features, but if so what does this say? That all during the custody hearing Mia lied under oath and falsely represented Ronan as our son? Even if he is not Frank’s, the possibility she raises that he could be, indicates she was secretly intimate with him during our years. Not to mention all the money I paid for child support. Was I supporting Frank’s son? Again, I want to call attention to the integrity and honesty of a person who conducts her life like that.