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.
“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.
“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”.