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Ronan Farrow tweets about Woody Allen molestation accusation during Golden Globes tribute

Writer, director, actor, comedian Woody Allen was honored at the 71st Annual Golden Globes with a flattering introduction from Emma Stone, a comprehensive video tribute, and a sweet (if not meandering) tribute speech from his longtime friend, Diane Keaton.

Ronan Farrow tweets about Woody Allen molestation accusation during Golden Globes tribute

In this May 15, 2010 file photo, filmmaker Woody Allen poses during a photo call for the film "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger," at the 63rd international film festival, in Cannes, southern France.  Allen is busy preparing his latest movie, "Magic in the Moonlight." Continuing his European intrigue, Allen´s upcoming film, which is set in southern France and has already begun production, and stars Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, and Jacki Weaver.  (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
In this May 15, 2010 file photo, filmmaker Woody Allen poses during a photo call for the film "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger," at the 63rd international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. Allen is busy preparing his latest movie, "Magic in the Moonlight." Continuing his European intrigue, Allen's upcoming film, which is set in southern France and has already begun production, and stars Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, and Jacki Weaver. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file) AP

Writer, director, actor, comedian Woody Allen was honored at the 71st Annual Golden Globes with a flattering introduction from Emma Stone, a comprehensive video tribute, and a sweet (if not meandering) tribute speech from his longtime friend, Diane Keaton.

Ronan Farrow, was less than pleased with the spectacle, though. Farrow is the son of Woody Allen and actress Mia Farrow, though there has been much speculation that he might actually be Frank Sinatra's son. During the tribute to Allen, the recipient of this year's Cecil B. DeMille award, Ronan Farrow tweeted about the accusations of child molestation levied against Allen by Mia Farrow's adopted daughter, Dylan.

 

 

Dylan goes by another name, now, but she discussed the supposed incident with Vanity Fair last year.

According to Dylan, “There’s a lot I don’t remember, but what happened in the attic I remember. I remember what I was wearing and what I wasn’t wearing.” She tells Orth, “The things making me uncomfortable were making me think I was a bad kid, because I didn’t want to do what my elder told me to do.” The attic, she says, pushed her over the edge. “I was cracking. I had to say something. I was seven. I was doing it because I was scared. I wanted it to stop.” For all she knew, she tells Orth, “this was how fathers treated their daughters. This was normal interaction, and I was not normal for feeling uncomfortable about it.” Woody Allen’s lawyer Elkan Abramowitz says that Allen still denies the allegations of sexual abuse.

Dylan tells Orth that Allen contacted her twice by mail. The second time, during her senior year of college, a large stuffed manila envelope arrived at the school, filled with pictures of Allen with Dylan. “I should have recognized the handwriting—I didn’t. It had a fake return name: Lehman.” According to her, the accompanying letter read, “I thought you’d want some pictures of us, and I want you to know that I still think of you as my daughter, and my daughters think of you as their sister. Soon-Yi misses you.” It was signed “Your father.” Dylan wonders to Orth, “How do your daughters think of me as their sister? How does that work?” When asked about the letters, Sheila Riesel, another of Allen’s attorneys, called it a “private matter,” adding, “This is a man who loves all of his children and should be respected for that.” [Vanity Fair]

Woody Allen has since married Soon-Yi Previn, one of the other children that Mia Farrow adopted. For her part, Mia Farrow joined her son in commenting on the Golden Globes ceremony for Allen, tweeting:

 

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