Moses Farrow defends father Woody Allen, claims mother Mia Farrow was abusive

Angelo Anderson
May 26, 2018

Over the past six months, several actresses, including Mira Sorvino and Rebecca Hall, have made it clear they'll never work with Allen again following his daughter's allegations.

"I'm a very private person and not at all interested in public attention", Farrow wrote in the post titled A Son Speaks Out. In a lengthy blog post Wednesday, Moses Farrow said he "can no longer stay silent" as his father "continues to be condemned for a crime he did not commit".

Moses repeatedly emphasized his presence as a witness to alleged acts, or lack thereof, on both sides.

As previously reported, Dylan claims Allen sexually assaulted her in 1992 when she was 7.

Among his claims, Moses says he "witnessed siblings, some blind or physically disabled, dragged down a flight of stairs to be thrown into a bedroom or a closet, then having the door locked from the outside". "She even shut my brother Thaddeus, paraplegic from polio, in an outdoor shed overnight as punishment for a minor transgression", he wrote. Allen has denied the charges.


Mia, 73, adopted Moses from South Korea as a single parent in 1980, more than a decade before Allen, 82, also adopted him. Of Dylan's recollection that she was abused in an attic while Allen asked her to play with an electric train, Moses said there was no train in the attic and the space was too small for anyone to play there. On the day the alleged abuse took place, Moses recalls, nothing was amiss until a family friend's nanny said that she saw Allen's head in Dylan's lap on the couch in the TV room.

A spokesperson for Mia Farrow did not immediately respond to requests for comment from USA Today.

Although Dylan Farrow wrote about the incident in a 2014 open letter published in the New York Times and spoke about it during a 2013 interview with Vanity Fair, the 32-year-old recently appeared on CBS This Morning and gave her first televised account of the assault, which she said occurred in Mia Farrow's CT home on August 4, 1992.

He also directly addressed his sister Dylan, saying that speaking out about the "abuse" inflicted by their mother and "getting away from her" helped him heal. "For all of us, life under my mother's roof was impossible if you didn't do exactly what you were told, no matter how questionable the demand", he wrote. But, after all this time, enough is enough. You once said to me, 'It's not healthy to hold onto anger.' Yet here we are, 26 years later. Moses says that he expects Mia to "launch a campaign to discredit me for speaking out", but that defending his father is worth it.

Dylan Farrow responded to her brother's claims with a statement on Twitter, calling them "beyond hurtful to me" and "easily disproven". Woody Allen declined to comment.

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