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

Director denies claims by adopted daughter Dylan Farrow of sexual molestation

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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