AceShowbiz - Filmmaker Woody Allen would welcome his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow back with "open arms" if she reached out to him in the future.
The star has continuously refuted accusations of child molestation by his daughter Dylan, who he adopted with actress Mia Farrow. But in his new memoir, "Apropos of Nothing", which was quietly released by Arcade Publishing on Monday (23Mar20), two weeks after bosses at Hachette opted to drop the book following protests and a walk-out by employees supporting Dylan, he insisted a reunion wouldn't be off the cards.
"One of the saddest things of my life was that I was deprived of the years of raising Dylan and could only dream about showing her Manhattan and the joys of Paris and Rome," he wrote. ''To this day, Soon-Yi (Previn, wife) and I would welcome Dylan with open arms if she'd ever want to reach out to us as Moses did, but so far that's still only a dream.''
Woody was never charged following two separate investigations in the 1990s, and described Dylan and Mia's allegations as an ''Ahab-like quest'' for revenge.
He added: ''I never laid a finger on Dylan, never did anything to her that could be even misconstrued as abusing her; it was a total fabrication from start to finish.''
Elsewhere in the publication, the director also spoke about his marriage with Soon-Yi, calling the union "strictly financial."
"As far as marriage was concerned, neither of us had any great need to formalise our relationship," he reflected. "We both felt that no contract is worth the paper it’s printed on if the parties are not happy. We loved each other and there was no need to resort to legislature."
However, Allen, 84, and Previn, 49, decided to have a very quiet and private wedding in Venice, Italy in December, 1997, explaining: "I adored Soon-Yi and knew I was much older and could drop dead at a moment's notice. If I did, I wanted her to be legally protected, to get all I owned automatically with no hitches."