Woody Allen on Allegations He Abused His Daughter Dylan: “It Was a Great Tabloid Drama”

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Woody Allen talked about his daughter Dylan Farrow’s accusations that he sexually abused her as a child in an interview with the Mail on Sunday. He said it was “a false allegation but a great tabloid drama”.

The famous director’s new memoir was recently canceled by its original publisher after employees made a protest.

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“Even if Dylan was to come out and say she made the whole thing up and was sorry, some people would still believe the story. So I ignore it. I work. I carry on. I surround myself with people I’ve known for a long time, people who know the truth”, he explained.

He also spoke about his marriage to Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn. The couple was under the tabloid spotlight since the beginning of their relationship. They got married in 1997 and adopted two daughters since.

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“I admit, it didn’t make sense when our relationship started. On the surface, we looked like an irrational match. I was much older, and she was an adopted kid”, Allen said about his marriage.

He continued: “It looked to the outside world that it was an exploitative situation — that I would exploit her as an older predatory male, and she would exploit me for whatever I had. That was never the case.”

Besides the coronavirus lockdown that made him a bit unsatisfied, Woody said he had found happiness. “I am happy in my marriage. I am happy with my family, but you can never be happy on this planet. We are dumped into a bad situation. Human existence is precarious, terrifying, and pointless”.