Allen defends self against Farrow's abuse claims

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Associated Press

Posted on February 8, 2014 at 4:01 AM

Updated Saturday, Feb 8 at 1:05 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a nearly 2,000-word open letter punctuated with rhetorical questions and decades-old anecdotes, Woody Allen is again defending himself against renewed claims that he molested adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow 21 years ago.

Allen's response was published online Friday night by The New York Times. It comes nearly a week after the same publication released an open letter from Dylan Farrow in which she claimed that in 1992 at the family's Connecticut home, Allen led her to a "dim, closet-like attic" and "then he sexually assaulted me."

Dylan Farrow didn't specify Allen's actions, but described other abusive behavior.

Allen wrote in the Times, "Of course, I did not molest Dylan."

In a statement made to The Hollywood Reporter late Friday, Dylan Farrow is calling Allen's op-ed "the latest rehash of the same legalese, distortions, and outright lies he has leveled at me for the past 20 years."

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