Dylan Farrow Calls Brother's Defence Of Woody Allen "Beyond Hurtful"

"My brother is a troubled person. I'm so sorry he's doing this."

Dylan Farrow has responded to her brother Moses after he wrote a lengthy personal essay defending his father Woody Allen and alleging his adopted mother Mia Farrow was abusive toward him and his siblings.

On Wednesday Moses published "A Son Speaks Out", a personal essay on his blog in which he disputes his sister Dylan's account of abuse at the hands of their father Woody Allen in 1992.

"Now that the public hysteria of earlier this year has died down a little," Moses Farrow wrote, "and I have some hope that the truth can get a fair hearing, I want to share my story".

Moses has defended his adoptive father before, however in the essay he goes into detail disputing the details of Dylan Farrow's 2014 open letter where she described the assault occurring in an attic.

In her open letter in the New York Times Dylan wrote that when she was seven-years-old Allen had taken her by the hand and led her to "a dim, closet-like attic" where he told her to lay on her stomach and play with her brother's electric train set.

"To this day," she wrote, "I find it difficult to look at toy trains".

Moses disputed this at length, picking apart the account and offering his own version of events.

"There was no electric train set in that attic. There was, in fact, no way for kids to play up there, even if we had wanted to. It was an unfinished crawl space."

Moses also alleged that his mother, Mia Farrow, was physically abusive towards him and his siblings.

"For all of us, life under my mother’s roof was impossible if you didn’t do exactly what you were told, no matter how questionable the demand."

Throughout the essay Moses, now a family therapist and photographer, references his mother as "coaching, drilling, scripting, and rehearsing -- in essence, brainwashing," her children.

Recounting a story about a tape measure found on his bed, Moses alleged that Mia slapped him, then made him "rehearse" a version of events that saw him admit to taking it, when he claimed he didn't.

Woody Allen's Son Moses Farrow Defends father and alleges Mia Farrow was abusive
Mia Farrow's son Moses alleges she was physically abusive toward him in a personal essay published on his blog. Image: Mark Sagliocco/WireImage

"She would walk into the room and I would tell her I was sorry for taking the tape measure, that I had taken it to play with and that I would never do it again. She made me rehearse it at least a half-dozen times."

He also wrote accounts of those around Mia Farrow who were fired or let go after they wouldn't corroborate her stories.

In 2017 Moses made similar claims to author Eric Lax for his novel Start to Finish: Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking, again claiming Farrow was abusive and "brainwashed" her children.

Dylan Farrow responded to Moses' latest round of allegations calling them "beyond hurtful". In a statement posted on her social media she wrote, "this is an attempt to deflect from a credible allegation made by an adult woman".

"My brother is a troubled person. I'm so sorry he's doing this."

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