Woody Allen's adopted daughter repeats sexual abuse claim in letter
Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 01:05
Feb. 2 - Woody Allen's adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, revisited her sexual abuse claim against the filmmaker in a letter posted on the website of the New York Times. Mana Rabiee reports.
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Woody Allen is once again facing allegations of sexual abuse from his adoptive daughter.
Twenty eight-year-old Dylan Farrow wrote about her alleged abuse by the Oscar-winning filmmaker in a letter published on the New York Times website on Saturday.
In it, Farrow writes that Allen led her to their attic one day when she was 7 years old.
"He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother's electric train set," she writes. "Then he sexually assaulted me."
The sexual abuse allegations were first made in 1992 by her adoptive mother -- actress Mia Farrow, Allen's partner at the time.
The letter also questions Hollywood actors for appearing in Allen's films, saying the awards and accolades for Allen were -- quote -- "a way to tell me to shut up and go away."
Woody Allen was never arrested or prosecuted in the decades-old case.
But the revival of the allegations comes just ahead of this year's Oscars.
The 78-year-old director is nominated for best original screenplay for his drama "Blue Jasmine".
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