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Woody Allen again denies abuse allegations

On Saturday, Dylan Farrow renewed her accusation of sexual abuse against famed director Woody Allen. Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of actress Mia Farrow, alleges that Allen molested her in her mother's attic when she was 7. She wrote an open letter, published on New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof's blog.

Woody Allen again denies abuse allegations

On Saturday, Dylan Farrow renewed her accusation of sexual abuse against famed director Woody Allen. Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of actress Mia Farrow, alleges that Allen molested her in her mother's attic when she was 7. She wrote an open letter, published on New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof's blog.

What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies. I remember staring at that toy train, focusing on it as it traveled in its circle around the attic. To this day, I find it difficult to look at toy trains.

On Sunday, The Hollywood Reporter published a brief statement from one of Allen's reps, indicating that the director continues to vehemently deny the accusations and intends on responding in greater detail in the near future.

Woody Allen has responded to allegations made by Dylan Farrow, his adopted daughter with Mia Farrow, that he sexually assaulted her when she was 7.

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"Mr. Allen has read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful. He will be responding very soon," a rep for Allen tells The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. [The Hollywood Reporter]

The story of Dylan Farrow's accusations and the implosion of Allen's relationship with Mia Farrow made their way back into public conversation after Mia Farrow and her son, Ronan, tweeted about them during the Golden Globes tribute to Allen, who received this year's Cecil B. DeMille Award.

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