A spokesperson for Woody Allen and his wife Soon-Yi Previn issued a statement this evening to Deadline, denouncing the sexual assault allegations made against the Oscar-winning author in tonight’s Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick HBO docuseries. Allen V. Farrow.
You can read it below. Deadline just received:
These documentary filmmakers had no interest in the truth. Instead, they spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to put together a hatchet job riddled with lies. Woody and Soon-Yi were approached less than two months ago and have only had a few days to “respond”. Of course, they refused to do so.
As has been known for decades, these claims are categorically false. Several agencies investigated them at the time and found that, whatever Dylan Farrow might have been led to believe, no abuse had ever taken place. Unfortunately, it’s no surprise that the network to broadcast this is HBO – which has a permanent production contract and a commercial relationship with Ronan Farrow. While this shoddy hit piece may grab attention, it doesn’t change the facts.
While Ziering and Dick said they reached out to Allen, Soon-Yi Previn as well as Moses Farrow (who opened up about his acerbic upbringing under Mother Mia), they mentioned that they had never heard of it. . That said, the docu-makers told Deadline that they weren’t interested in showing the “mythmaker” side in their docu-series, that is, anyone who voices the Allen side, and were strictly devoted to the accounts of Dylan and Mia Farrow.