Woody Allen and his spouse Quickly-Yi Previn have attacked a brand new HBO documentary that re-examines a decades-old allegation that the Oscar-winning filmmaker molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, calling the tv collection a “hatchet job.”
HBO debuted the primary episode of the four-part documentary collection “Allen v. Farrow” on Sunday. The collection contains in depth interviews with Allen’s former accomplice Mia Farrow and with Dylan Farrow, who repeated their accusation that Allen sexually assaulted Dylan in 1992 when she was seven years outdated.
It additionally accommodates new materials, together with interviews with individuals who knew the household.
Shortly after the primary episode aired, a spokesperson for Allen and Previn issued an announcement saying the documentary makers “had little interest in the reality.”
“As an alternative, they spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to place collectively a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods,” the assertion mentioned.
“As has been recognized for many years, these allegations are categorically false,” it added.
Allen, the four-time Oscar-winning director of “Annie Corridor” and different comedies, has repeatedly denied molesting Dylan Farrow. He didn’t participate within the documentary.
The filmmaker, 85, has lengthy asserted that Mia Farrow fabricated the molestation declare towards him and planted them in Dylan’s thoughts after studying that Allen was having an affair with the actress’s then-22-year-old adopted daughter Previn.
Allen has by no means been arrested or prosecuted over the allegation of sexual abuse, which was first made in 1993. It was investigated by state police in Connecticut, the place Mia Farrow and her kids lived.
The brand new assertion from Allen and Previn’s spokesperson mentioned “a number of companies” had investigated the allegation on the time “and located that, no matter Dylan Farrow could have been led to imagine, completely no abuse had ever taken place.”
The assertion additionally mentioned it was “sadly unsurprising that the community to air that is HBO – which has a standing manufacturing deal and enterprise relationship with Ronan Farrow.” Ronan Farrow is Dylan’s brother and has spoken in assist of his sister.
“Whereas this shoddy hit piece could achieve consideration, it doesn’t change the information,” the assertion mentioned.
A spokesperson for HBO, a unit of AT&T Inc, had no instant remark.