Skip to comments.Woody Allen speaks out
Posted on 02/07/2014 6:23:09 PM PST by Borges
I was a 56-year-old man who had never before (or after) been accused of child molestation. I had been going out with Mia for 12 years and never in that time did she ever suggest to me anything resembling misconduct. Now, suddenly, when I had driven up to her house in Connecticut one afternoon to visit the kids for a few hours, when I would be on my raging adversarys home turf, with half a dozen people present, when I was in the blissful early stages of a happy new relationship with the woman Id go on to marry that I would pick this moment in time to embark on a career as a child molester should seem to the most skeptical mind highly unlikely.
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Who believes this pervert?
Sometimes it´s best not to say anything. MIA, might just maybe be the one who would go out on a limb and talk about his character, but people who defend themselves make me shaky.
As if I care what this creepy pedophile has to say....
10 Undeniable Facts About the Woody Allen Sexual-Abuse Allegation
He’s not a pedophile. This whole thing is horse pucky.
I'll wait until after the 2016 election to see which side of the political spectrum has decided to be most honorable.
Why this slimy little pervert is not the wife of some prison inmate is beyond me other than a miscarriage, or should I say no carriage, of justice.
Exactly, he looks like a pervert.
Because there was no evidence whatsoever. Just being accused is enough to go to jail eh?
His wife was 2 when he first cared for her. Pun intended.
Whatever one believes, that is one damn concise, coherent and convincing statement.
the logic is unassailable. I’m baffled why people aren’t giving the benefit of the doubt to someone who is subject to such a flimsy accusation.
I have no opinion on this case at all. I will say the in the case of a father sexually abusing his daughter, almost always there is no evidence until the child talks. By that time any evidence is long gone.
Just think of some of the personalities who you quickly identify as fixtures of New York City, and realize how far from normal they are. Woody Allen and Donald Trump are two who immediately come to mind.
It does sound a mite pluperfect. The attic protest, the song. Maybe Wilk was correct. He had two conscience-challenged liars in his court, and a vulnerable kid. Maybe trumped up some kind of improper touch into a full fledged rape. The court did exactly what it ought to have done in such an unclear situation. Now it’s between Allen and the God he’s so famously neurotic about.
I don't like the guy, but he's got a remarkable way with words. LOL.
You’re baffled? Did you read the 10 facts?
1. Mia never went to the police about the allegation of sexual abuse. Her lawyer told her on August 5, 1992, to take the seven-year-old Dylan to a pediatrician, who was bound by law to report Dylans story of sexual violation to law enforcement and did so on August 6.
2. Allen had been in therapy for alleged inappropriate behavior toward Dylan with a child psychologist before the abuse allegation was presented to the authorities or made public. Mia Farrow had instructed her babysitters that Allen was never to be left alone with Dylan.
3. Allen refused to take a polygraph administered by the Connecticut state police. Instead, he took one from someone hired by his legal team. The Connecticut state police refused to accept the test as evidence. The state attorney, Frank Maco, says that Mia was never asked to take a lie-detector test during the investigation.
4. Allen subsequently lost four exhaustive court battlesa lawsuit, a disciplinary charge against the prosecutor, and two appealsand was made to pay more than $1 million in Mias legal fees. Judge Elliott Wilk, the presiding judge in Allens custody suit against Farrow, concluded that there is no credible evidence to support Mr. Allens contention that Ms. Farrow coached Dylan or that Ms. Farrow acted upon a desire for revenge against him for seducing Soon-Yi.
5. In his 33-page decision, Judge Wilk found that Mr. Allens behavior toward Dylan was grossly inappropriate and that measures must be taken to protect her. The judge also recounts Farrows misgivings regarding Allens behavior toward Dylan from the time she was between two and three years old. According to the judges decision, Farrow told Allen, You look at her [Dylan] in a sexual way. You fondled her . . . You dont give her any breathing room. You look at her when shes naked.
6. Dylans claim of abuse was consistent with the testimony of three adults who were present that day. On the day of the alleged assault, a babysitter of a friend told police and gave sworn testimony that Allen and Dylan went missing for 15 or 20 minutes, while she was at the house. Another babysitter told police and also swore in court that on that same day, she saw Allen with his head on Dylans lap facing her body, while Dylan sat on a couch staring vacantly in the direction of a television set. A French tutor for the family told police and testified that that day she found Dylan was not wearing underpants under her sundress. The first babysitter also testified she did not tell Farrow that Allen and Dylan had gone missing until after Dylan made her statements. These sworn accounts contradict Moses Farrows recollection of that day in People magazine.
7. The Yale-New Haven Hospital Child Sex Abuse Clinics finding that Dylan had not been sexually molested, cited repeatedly by Allens attorneys, was not accepted as reliable by Judge Wilk, or by the Connecticut state prosecutor who originally commissioned them. The state prosecutor, Frank Maco, engaged the Yale-New Haven team to determine whether Dylan would be able to perceive facts correctly and be able to repeat her story on the witness stand. The panel consisted of two social workers and a pediatrician, Dr. John Leventhal, who signed off on the report but who never saw Dylan or Mia Farrow. No psychologists or psychiatrists were on the panel. The social workers never testified; the hospital team only presented a sworn deposition by Dr. Leventhal, who did not examine Dylan.
All the notes from the report were destroyed. Her confidentiality was then violated, and Allen held a news conference on the steps of Yale University to announce the results of the case. The report concluded Dylan had trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality. (For example, she had told them there were dead heads in the attic and called sunset the magic hour. In fact, Mia kept wigs from her movies on styrofoam blocks in a trunk in the attic.) The doctor subsequently backed down from his contention.
The Connecticut state police, the state attorney, and Judge Wilk all had serious reservations about the reports reliability.
8. Allen changed his story about the attic where the abuse allegedly took place. First, Allen told investigators he had never been in the attic where the alleged abuse took place. After his hair was found on a painting in the attic, he admitted that he might have stuck his head in once or twice. A top investigator concluded that his account was not credible.
9. The state attorney, Maco, said publicly he did have probable cause to press charges against Allen but declined, due to the fragility of the child victim. Maco told me that he refused to put Dylan through an exhausting trial, and without her on the stand, he could not prosecute Allen.
10. I am not a longtime friend of Mia Farrows, and I did not make any deal with her. I have been personally accused of helping my long-time friend Mia Farrow place the story that ran in Vanity Fairs November 2013 issue as part of an effort to help launch Ronan Farrows media career. I have also been accused of agreeing to some type of deal with Mia Farrow guaranteeing that the sexual-abuse allegation against Woody Allen would be revisited. For the record, I met Mia Farrow for the first time in 2003, more than 10 years after the first piece was published, at a nonfiction play she appeared in for a benefit in Washington, D.C. I saw her and Dylan again the next day. That is the last time I saw her until I approached her in April 2013 to do a story about her family and how they had fared over the years. I talked to eight of her children, including Dylan and a reluctant Ronan. There was no deal of any kind. Moses Farrow declined to be interviewed for the 2013 piece.
Well lusts can be weird... still, it doesn’t look like either he or his wife were great paragons of honesty.