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Woody Allen: Sex-Abuse Claims Are ‘Untrue and Disgraceful’

Director denies claims by adopted daughter Dylan Farrow of sexual molestation

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Woody Allen responded Sunday to the accusations of his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, who claimed that Allen sexually assaulted her when she was 7 years old.

“Mr. Allen has read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful. He will be responding very soon,” a rep for Allen told the Hollywood Reporter in a statement.

Farrow published a letter yesterday detailing her suffering from alleged sexual assault by Allen as a child. The director was never convicted of any crime relating to the allegations. Allen’s attorneys responded Sunday in a statement:

“It is tragic that after 20 years a story engineered by a vengeful lover resurfaces after it was fully vetted and rejected by independent authorities. The one to blame for Dylan’s distress is neither Dylan nor Woody Allen.”

[The Hollywood Reporter]

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