Woody Allen and Mia Farrow had one of the most spectacular creative partnerships in Hollywood history -- and one of its most gruesome personal demises. The couple split after 12 years, one son, and several awesome movies together, when Mia found nude photos of her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi, that Allen had taken. That sparked an understandably contentious parting.
Now Mia has given an interview to Vanity Fair that is pretty mind-boggling. In it, she admits that her handsome blonde son, Ronan, might not be Allen's son after all, but Frank Sinatra's. Additionally, Mia's daughter Dylan, whom she adopted with Allen, opens up about how Allen allegedly molested her as a child. Her words are simply heartbreaking.
Dylan, who has changed her name (Wikipedia says she is now Malone), says she distinctly remembers Allen molesting her when she was 7 years old. She tells Vanity Fair:
There’s a lot I don’t remember, but what happened in the attic, I remember. I remember what I was wearing and what I wasn’t wearing.
Ugh, what she "wasn't wearing"? She goes on:
The things making me uncomfortable were making me think I was a bad kid, because I didn’t want to do what my elder told me to do. I was cracking. I had to say something. I was 7. I was doing it because I was scared. I wanted it to stop.
She also says she wishes she could tell the 7-year-old Dylan to "be brave" and to testify against Allen. Allen was never charged with anything.
Over the years, there has been a lot of hate directed at Mia for cutting Allen completely out of the children's lives. Ronan, for instance, does not even acknowledge his father at all. Of course, now we wonder if Allen really is his father! (Sinatra would help explain those sparkling blue eyes of Ronan's!) And if Mia was sleeping with Sinatra at the same time she was with Allen -- as she clearly implies in the interview -- then what does that say about their relationship anyway?!
There has been talk that Dylan was brainwashed by Mia to say horrible things about Allen.
But now we have it from Dylan's mouth. She sounds certain of what happened to her. I hope this stops the shade thrown at Mia, but I suspect that Allen will always have his legions of fans and defenders because he is a supremely talented moviemaker. This does not, however, necessarily make him a good father or human being.
How do you feel about what Dylan is saying?
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