Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn‘s daughter Bechet has come to the defense of the shamed director after her brother Moses Farrow’s support of their father amid resurfaced allegations that Woody sexually abused their sister Dylan Farrow as a child.
“I never wanted to involve myself in the social media debates involving my father, but there comes a point when I realize that I can either continue pretending that none of this is going on, or stand up for him,” 19-year-old Bechet Dumaine Allen wrote on Facebook last week. “He has been nothing but supportive and loving, and now it is my turn to support him.”
“I want to thank [Moses] for sharing his personal experiences so that people may begin to learn the truth about our family,” Bechet added while sharing a link to a blog post written by Moses.
In Moses blog, he alleges that actress Mia Farrow is the one who abused his siblings, including Soon-Yi, who later married Woody in 1997. 82-year-old Woody Allen was accused of molesting then 7-year-old Dylan in 1993 in Mia’s Connecticut home.
At the time, the allegations were investigated, but charges were never pressed by the prosecutor who wanted to spare Dylan the trauma of a public trial. However, Woody has since maintained his innocence and claims that Mia was coaching Dylan in the huge lie while Mia denies Woody’s claims and said that she never wanted Dylan to go public with the allegations, to begin with.
In 2014, Dylan’s allegations resurfaced after she wrote an open letter in the New York Times about the incident. The 32-year-old has repeated her accusations numerous times amid the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements in Hollywood.
Dylan’s brother, journalist Ronan Farrow, continues to defend against those trying to discredit her story, including Moses.
“This happens every time Dylan speaks … Our brother Moses said the same thing in statements dating back many years,” he tweeted last week. “After relentless legal scrutiny of my mother’s parenting — and efforts to discredit her — she was granted sole custody to protect us from Woody Allen. We all grew up with offers from him to speak out against our mother in exchange for support. (He made helping to pay for my college education contingent on turning against her and lying. I declined.) … I believe my sister.”
Take a look at the family below.