Woody Allen Defends Himself Against Abuse Claims, Lashes Out At Mia Farrow

February 8, 2014 8:34 a.m.

In a letter published by the New York Times late Friday, Woody Allen fought back against resurfaced sexual abuse claims and lashed out against his ex-partner, Mia Farrow.

Allen’s letter came almost a week after his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, resurrected claims that she was molested by the filmmaker and actor at her family’s Connecticut home in 1992.

“Of course, I did not molest Dylan. I loved her and hope one day she will grasp how she has been cheated out of having a loving father and exploited by a mother more interested in her own festering anger than her daughter’s well-being,” Allen wrote.

Allen devoted much of the letter to criticizing Mia Farrow, calling the actress vindictive and spiteful and accusing her of manipulating Dylan Farrow.

Read the letter here.

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