Allen v. Farrow. The first episode of the most recent HBO documentary series arrived in Portugal this Monday and brings up one of the most media and controversial cases in Hollywood.
In 1993, Mia Farrow accused Woody Allen having sexually abused his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, at the time only 7 years old. This Monday, February 22, the first episode of HBO’s latest documentary series was released, which tells the story of one of Hollywood’s most media scandals.
For more than 20 years, Mia Farrow insisted on the charges while the director denied them. Two courts eventually concluded that there had been no case of sexual abuse and that the child was manipulated by the mother. While the parent gained a reputation for being unbalanced, the stepfather managed to continue his career
Allen v. Farrow seems to offer a different perspective, when positioning itself in favor of the actress.
THE Express writes that the work has witness reports: babysitters (one of them Allison Stickland, who claims to have seen a father on his knees in front of a preschooler daughter and without underwear); blueprints of Farrow’s home in Connecticut (the details of which fit well with interrogations); and many images (including a video of Dylan in which she describes what her father did to him).
Child sexual abuse is even worse when “it happens to someone you like, who you believe in, who tightens your car belt, who takes your hand on the street, who tells you stories before bed”. The report is by Dylan Farrow, one of the people invited to give his testimony, now 35 years old.
In Allen v. Farrow, experts analyze the video in the light of today and, according to them, there is no doubt that it is true: Dylan tells the truth without being manipulated by his mother, the opposite of what Woody Allen tried to claim in court.
The conclusion reached by the production is also the only one possible, as Woody Allen, Moses Farrow (adopted son of Farrow and Allen) and Soon-Yi Previn (current director’s wife), did not accept to participate in the documentary.
The four episodes of Allen v. Farrow – which also focuses on the revelation of Allen’s relationship with Farrow’s daughter Soon-Yi, and the consequences in the years that followed – arrived in Portugal this Monday and are available on HBO.
On Sunday night, Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn issued a statement in response to the screening in the United States of the first episode of the new HBO documentary.
“These documentary filmmakers had no interest in the truth. Instead, they spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their facilitators to set up demolition work riddled with lies. Woody and Soon-Yi were approached less than two months ago and were given just a few days ‘to answer’. Naturally, they refused to do it ”, reads.
The couple suggests that the series is shown on HBO because of the channel’s relationship with Ronan Farrow, biological son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow.
“As has been known for decades, these claims are categorically false. Several agencies investigated them at the time and found that, regardless of what Dylan Farrow may have been led to believe, absolutely no abuse ever took place. Unfortunately, it’s not surprising that the channel that will air this is HBO – which has a production and commercial relationship agreement with Ronan Farrow. Although this mediocre work can attract attention, it does not change the facts ”, they write.
Liliana Malainho, ZAP //