Woody Allen has at least one defender in his family -- his adopted son Moses Farrow.
Following an open letter written by his adopted sister Dylan, Moses is speaking out and defending Allen against her allegations of childhood sexual abuse, claiming their mother Mia Farrow poisoned the children against their father.
"My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister," Moses, a 36-year-old family therapist, told People magazine. "And I hated him for her for years. I see now that this was a vengeful way to pay him back for falling in love with Soon-Yi."
Moses is, of course, referencing Allen's affair with Mia's adoptive daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, whom he would marry in 1997 and adopt two children with. Moses and his siblings, Dylan and Ronan, were at the center of a messy custody battle in 1993, in which both sides testified about Allen's affair with his girlfriend Mia's 19-year-old daughter.
Today, Moses is estranged from his mother and reconnected with his father, whom he sees as a victim of a scorned Mia.
"Of course Woody did not molest my sister. She loved him and looked forward to seeing him when he would visit. She never hid from him until our mother succeeded in creating the atmosphere of fear and hate towards him," Moses told People. "The day in question, there were six or seven of us in the house. We were all in public rooms and no one, not my father or sister, was off in any private spaces. My mother was conveniently out shopping. I don’t know if my sister really believes she was molested or is trying to please her mother. Pleasing my mother was very powerful motivation because to be on her wrong side was horrible."
Allen has always denied the allegations, and now that they have resurfaced, his lawyer said Dylan has no case and "the idea that she was molested was implanted in her by her mother." It's an assertion that Dylan wholeheartedly rejects.
"My mother never coached me," Dylan told People magazine. "She never planted false memories in my brain. My memories are mine. I remember them ... When I came forward with my story she was hoping against hope that I had made it up. In one of the most heartbreaking conversations I have ever had, she sat me down and asked me if I was telling the truth. She said that Dad said he didn’t do anything. and I said, 'He's lying.'"
Dylan calls her brother's defense of Allen, "a betrayal to me and my whole family."