Dylan Farrow’s Brother Defends Woody Allen

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Woody Allen Films
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In this week’s People magazine, Moses Farrow comes out against the allegations made by his sister, Dylan, that their father molested her when she was young:

“My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister. And I hated him for her for years. I see now that this was a vengeful way to pay him back for falling in love with Soon-Yi. Of course Woody did not molest my sister … She loved him and looked forward to seeing him when he would visit. She never hid from him until our mother succeeded in creating the atmosphere of fear and hate towards him. The day in question, there were six or seven of us in the house. We were all in public rooms and no one, not my father or sister, was off in any private spaces. My mother was conveniently out shopping. I don’t know if my sister really believes she was molested or is trying to please her mother. Pleasing my mother was very powerful motivation because to be on her wrong side was horrible.

People, who describes Moses as being “estranged from Farrow and many of his siblings and is close to Allen and Soon-Yi,” also reached out to Dylan Farrow for comment about her brother’s defense:

“My mother never coached me. She never planted false memories in my brain. My memories are mine. I remember them. She was distraught when I told her. When I came forward with my story she was hoping against hope that I had made it up. In one of the most heartbreaking conversations I have ever had, she sat me down and asked me if I was telling the truth. She said that Dad said he didn’t do anything. and I said, ‘He’s lying.’”

Dylan Farrow’s Brother Defends Woody Allen