Moses Farrow, Mia Farrow's estranged son and older brother to Dylan, does not believe his father Woody Allen sexually abused his sister. In an interview with People on Wednesday, Moses blames his mother for "poisoning" the children against their father.
"My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister," Moses, 36, told the magazine. "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."
Moses, a family therapist who remains close to Allen and Soon-Yi, then describes his own memory of the day of the alleged molestation:
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.
Moses, who also accuses Farrow of physically abusing him, believes his father is not a creep and that his sister is suffering from delusion: "It's important that she assert her independence from our mother and not go through life with the false impression that she has been molested by my father."
Dylan, in response to the interview, insists she is telling the truth and claims her brother's statements are "such a betrayal to me and my whole family."
"My memories are the truth and they are mine and I will live with that for the rest of my life," she told People. She also denies that her mother coached her, noting that Farrow initially didn't believe the alleged abuse occurred:
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.'
She also dismisses her brother's allegations of physical abuse.
Farrow did not respond to Moses' allegations. However, Allen's sister, Letty Aronson, did respond, saying that Allen "feels very badly for Dylan, that she has been so poisoned by her mother."
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