Woody Allen responds to Ronan Farrow essay
According to Vulture, while talking to a small group of reporters at the Cannes Film Festival, Allen, 80, said he is no longer concerned about the controversy surrounding allegations that he sexually abused Ronan’s sister, Dylan Farrow, as a child.
“I’ve said everything I have to say about the whole situation in The New York Times, he said. “I have so moved on. I never think about it. I work and do my movies.”
Ronan’s column, which was released the same day Allen’s latest film Café Society premiered, addressed the sexual abuse claims, condemning the media for not asking Allen about the allegations and stars for working with him.
Allen has long denied the abuse allegations. In 2014, the director penned a column in the Times, writing, “Of course, I did not molest Dylan.”
And when asked about the theme of complicated family relationships in his films, Allen said that while he wasn’t purposely pulling inspiration from his own life, he can certainly relate.
“It’s just funny and the reality is that lots of families are complicated,” he said. “If you think about it Mia would be my mother-in-law. But it’s not intentional that way.”
In 1997, the multi-hyphenate comedian famously married Soon-Yi Previn, 45 – the adopted daughter of his former girlfriend Mia Farrow.