A family member of Woody Allen came to his defense in the midst of attack against him from daughter Dylan Farrow. Family therapist Moses Farrow, whom the director adopted together with ex-lover Mia Farrow, accused their mother of poisoning Dylan into hating their father.
Earlier this month, Dylan wrote an article for New York Times, detailing sexual abuse that Allen did to her when she was only 7. She said she would often hide from her father and later developed eating disorder due to trauma. According to her story, she told Mia at one point and it triggered the split between her parents. However, Moses told a different version of the story.
"My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister," Moses told People in the magazine's newest issue. "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 then stated, "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. ...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 has been estranged from the rest of the family members except for Woody and Soon-Yi. He opened up to more family secret. "Our mother has misled the public into believing it was a happy household of both biological and adopted children," he said. "From an early age, my mother demanded obedience and I was often hit as a child. She went into unbridled rages if we angered her, which was intimidating at the very least and often horrifying, leaving us not knowing what she would do."
Responding to his statements, Dylan told People, "This is 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 insisted, "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 continued, "I don't know where he gets this about getting beaten. We were sent to our rooms sometimes." She added, "I will not see my family dragged down like this. I can't stay silent when my family needs me and I will not abandon them like Soon-Yi and Moses. My brother is dead to me. My mother is so brave and so courageous and taught me what it means to be strong and brave and tell the truth even in the face of these monstrous lies."
Mia is not responding to Moses' allegations but she tweeted, "I love my daughter. I will always protect her. A lot of ugliness is going to be aimed at me. But this is not about me, it's about her truth."