Woody Allen and his spouse Quickly-Yi Previn have issued a press release to the press by a spokesperson — Allen’s sister, producer Letty Aronson — in response to the HBO docuseries “Allen v. Farrow” that premiered Sunday. This system particulars his daughter Dylan Farrow’s allegations of abuse in opposition to the director, and consists of in-depth interviews together with her, Allen’s former associate Mia Farrow, and people who say they witnessed his habits.
Allen and Previn declare the filmmakers — Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering — had “little interest in the reality” and have been “surreptitiously collaborating” with the Farrows to do a “hatchet job riddled with falsehoods.”
Within the four-part docuseries, which comprises interviews with the Farrows in addition to shut household buddies and consultants, Dylan Farrow says that “for the longest time I’ve been making an attempt to set the file straight… It doesn’t matter what you assume , it’s simply the tip of the iceberg.”
Whereas Allen and Previn’s spokesperson say the couple was given “days to reply,” “Allen v. Farrow” producer Amy Herdy advised Selection that she began making an attempt to make contact with Allen a number of years in the past.
Herdy mentioned she started reaching out to Allen’s then-publicist, Leslee Dart, in June 2018 to attempt to interview him for the collection. “I reached out to his rep a couple of occasions to attempt to interview him then — and acquired crickets again,” she mentioned. “I do know they acquired my request, as a result of I used to be in a position to get an assistant on the telephone saying, ‘You’re getting my emails, proper?’ And she or he mentioned sure. However they by no means responded.”
Allen and Previn’s full assertion might be learn under:
“These documentarians had little interest in the reality. As an alternative, they spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to place collectively a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods. Woody and Quickly-Yi have been approached lower than two months in the past and given solely a matter of days ‘to reply.’ In fact, they declined to take action.
“As has been identified for many years, these allegations are categorically false. A number of companies investigated them on the time and located that, no matter Dylan Farrow might have been led to consider, completely no abuse had ever taken place. It’s sadly unsurprising that the community to air that is HBO – which has a standing manufacturing deal and enterprise relationship with Ronan Farrow. Whereas this shoddy hit piece might achieve consideration, it doesn’t change the information.”
Kate Aurthur contributed to this report.