Published Feb 22, 2021Woody Allen's longstanding allegations of sexual misconduct are currently being explored in HBO's new docuseries Allen v. Farrow. The first of four episodes aired over the weekend, and now Allen has shared a response to the show.
Regarding the series, Allen and his wife Soon-Yi Previn (who was formerly Mia Farrow's adopted daughter) shared a joint statement with The Hollywood Reporter. It reads as follows:
These documentarians had no interest in the truth. Instead, they spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to put together a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods. Woody and Soon-Yi were approached less than two months ago and given only a matter of days 'to respond.' Of course, they declined to do so.
As has been known for decades, these allegations are categorically false. Multiple agencies investigated them at the time and found that, whatever Dylan Farrow may have been led to believe, absolutely no abuse had ever taken place. It is sadly unsurprising that the network to air this is HBO – which has a standing production deal and business relationship with Ronan Farrow. While this shoddy hit piece may gain attention, it does not change the facts.
Watch a brief teaser for Allen v. Farrow below.