She speaks up! Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, Dylan –who now goes by the name Malone- opens up about alleged molestation claims that she made against her then, adoptive father, Woody Allen.
In 1992, famous actress Mia Farrow, Woody Allen’s partner and mother of his son, Ronan Seamus Farrow, shocked the world when she charged the famed director with molestation against their 7-year-old daughter, Dylan. Farrow claimed that Dylan had opened up to her about the creepy encounters that she had with her adoptive father, Allen, including him touching her private parts, undressing her and fondling with her. The little girl had followed his orders despite feeling that “something was not right”. In her exact words, “Kids have to do what grown-ups say.”
Farrow had then charged Allen with molestation which came in favor of her already legal battle on custody of their three kids (two adopted and one biological). The court dropped the case then due to inconclusive data and for fear of the pressure being too much on the 7-year-old girl to testify in court.
Dylan, however, has a different opinion on the topic now.
“I have never been asked to testify,” Dylan says. “If I could talk to the seven-year-old Dylan, I would tell her to be brave, to testify,”
In her recent interview with Vanity Fair, Dylan bares it all. She refuses to mention Allen’s name and confesses that he still scares her. She says her crippling fear of him still takes over her and she can’t completely shut it out. Her memory of the incident in the attic is clouded.
“I remember what I was wearing and what I wasn’t wearing,” she grimly states.
Dylan says that she had to go with what Allen was telling her to do because she thought it was normal father-daughter interaction. She innocently asked her mother back then “Did your Daddy ever do that to you?”
According to Dylan, Woody Allen has tried to contact her twice after the disturbing incident. The second time was during her senior year of college. Dylan says she received a large, manila envelope by mail. When she opened it, she found tons of photos of her and Allen. She says she didn’t suspect it was from him at the time because it had a fake return name, Lehman. Along with the photos, an endearing letter of sorts accompanied the package with Allen reaching out to Dylan, saying that he wanted her to have some pictures of them, and that her sisters –his daughters from Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi, whom he married in 1997- missed her. The letter was signed, your father.
Recent articles have gone wild on Mia Farrow and her children after her recent interview, claiming that Mia Farrow and Dylan are accusing Allen of things he didn’t do. Journalists also criticized Farrow for bringing up the dead and stirring topics that have long been buried and settled in court.
Woody Allen’s lawyer Elkan Abramowitz says that his client still denies the allegations of sexual abuse.
Written by: Jaylan Salah
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