Soon-Yi Previn Alleges That Mia Farrow Abused Her Before She Started a Relationship with Woody Allen

Soon-Yi Previn Alleges That Mia Farrow Abused Her Before She Started a Relationship with Woody Allen
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Due to decades-old allegations of sexual abuse from his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, the future of Woody Allen's film career is on the fence as A Rainy Day in New York — his only scheduled project — has been shelved indefinitely. Now, in response to allegations from the Farrows, Allen's longtime wife Soon-Yi Previn has spoken out.

In an interview with Vulture, Previn opened up about her relationship with Allen and her adoptive mother Farrow.

"I was never interested in writing a Mommie Dearest, getting even with Mia — none of that," she said. "But what's happened to Woody is so upsetting, so unjust. [Mia] has taken advantage of the #MeToo movement and paraded Dylan as a victim. And a whole new generation is hearing about it when they shouldn't."

"Mia wasn't maternal to me from the get-go," she continued. "She tried to teach me the alphabet with those wooden blocks. If I didn't get them right, sometimes she'd throw them at me or down on the floor. Who can learn under that pressure?"

Previn, who admits to having a "little learning disability," added allegations that Farrow spanked her with a hairbrush, slapped her and held her upside down for long periods of time, explaining that, "she thought — or she read it, God knows where she came up with the notion — that blood going to my head would make me smarter or something."

Regarding her relationship with Allen, Previn insisted that she was 21 when they started dating. She said that in the beginning neither her nor Allen thought the relationship would last, but over time they grew closer.

The Vulture piece has already caused major division, with Dylan and Ronan Farrow already releasing statements against it. You can read those statements below.