Vanity Fair’s special correspondent Maureen Orth reconnects with Mia Farrow 20 years later, to reveal some shocking truths about her past and asks who is the father of her son Ronan Farrow?
It was 1992 when the correspondent originally sat down to interview with Ms Farrow. Their discussion led to the tangled and painful situation concerning the relationship between her then husband, Woody Allen, and their 7-year old adopted daughter Dylan.
It was then that Farrow confessed to Vanity Fair of the unwritten rule in their household that Allen was not to be left alone with daughter Dylan.
It was discovered Allen was completely obsessed over the blonde haired girl and confessed to child psychologist Susan Coates, his alleged inappropriate behavior with his adopted daughter.
In this most recent interview, which will be released in the November issue of Vanity Fair, Orth discusses with the actress her human-rights advocacy, her relationship with Frank Sinatra, the home she created with her 10 adopted and 4 biological children, and the alleged scandal that rocked her world 20 years prior.
Farrow opens up to Orth, stating she is no longer involved in the media, entertainment, or legal frenzy of her past. Activism is now her main focus.
The actress has developed her new role as a UNICEF ambassador and has been on at least 20 missions for the cause. Her primary focus for aid has led her to the Darfur region of Sudan and to its neighboring area Chad.
Partnering with her, on the missions for aid, is her son Ronan Farrow. Along with being an activist together with his mother, Ronan also works as an attorney. Speaking of Ronan brings Farrow to discuss her relationship with Frank Sinatra, who was the great love of her life.
Upon Orth’s direct question of whether Ronan is actually the biological son of the great singer, Farrow’s reply is “possibly.” The resemblance between Ronan and Frank is quite significant along with the fact that he sings beautifully, like Sinatra.
Although no DNA tests have not been administered, in an email sent by Orth questioning Nancy Sinatra Jr. about her relationship with Ronan, Nancy replied back that Ronan is a large part of the Sinatra family and they are blessed in having him in their lives.
Not only does Orth speak with Mia Farrow, but also had the opportunity to interview all eight of her children, including Dylan.
The interview is the first time Dylan has gone on record to discuss the alleged abuse concerning Woody Allen.
Dylan has since changed her name along with refusing to say the name of Allen, who she refers to as the elder. The little seven-year-old girl now an adult still has crippling fears of Allen’s gnarly image.
Although Dylan does not remember a lot about what happened in the attic where the alleged abuse by Allen took place, she does remember the clothes she was wearing at the time of the incidents along with what she was not wearing.
The legal battle that followed the sexual allegations against Allen continued for four years. In that battle, Allen spent millions on legal fees, he lost two custody trials and two appeals. To this day, the file for Dylan’s case cannot be located in New York City’s Child Welfare Administration.
Elkan Abramowitz, attorney for Woody Allen, says Allen still denies that the abuse occurred.
Since the crippling incident of 20 years ago, Allen has made two attempts at contact with Dylan by mail. In Allen’s second attempt to reunite with his adopted daughter, he sent a manila envelope to her school full of pictures taken of both of them.
The letter accompanying the photos read that Allen still thinks of Dylan as a daughter and Soon-Yi misses her sister. Soon-Yi was one of the couples’ adopted children who is now married to Allen.
Farrow’s son Fletcher Previn has removed Allen out of all the family photographs. Pictures are to make good memories, not remember the bad.
The reaction of the family when Allen married Soon-Yi put them in a crises situation. They thought of Allen as a dad. Their entire foundation of family was disrupted. Every one of the children in the household was impacted differently. There were casualties.
Previn believes that Allen has blood on his hands for the shocking truths experienced by Mia and her family, and the family no longer considers Woody Allen as the daddy.
Written by Lisa Graziano