CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 |
Here's what I've learned this week from the Dylan Farrow/Woody Allen scandal: Everybody loses. I wonder if New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof really knew what he was unleashing when he gave over his journalistic real estate on Saturday to Dylan Farrow, who re-ignited charges that her father, Woody Allen, sexually molested her in a Connecticut attic 21 years ago as her parents were engaged in a high-profile custody battle. The revived scandal has prompted a flurry of discussion about the duty we owe children who say they've been wronged, whether an artist should be judged by his life as well as his art and the wisdom of dragging a painful family scandal back into the public arena.
March 27, 1993 |
Mia Farrow testified Friday that one of her prior husbands offered to break Woody Allen's legs in the midst of the bitter child custody battle between the filmmaker and his former leading lady. Farrow has been married twice--to conductor Andre Previn and singer Frank Sinatra.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1992 |
Not all would ascribe their motivation to divine revelation, but the Hittites, Babylonians and Israelis in the ancient Near East each shared an instinctual opposition to sexual relations among family members.
February 8, 2014 |
Sarah Seltzer grew up a fan of Woody Allen movies - her parents showed her "Sleeper," "Annie Hall," and "Everyone Says I Love You" once she was old enough to get the jokes. As a 31-year-old writer living in New York, she has admired Allen's more recent work, the bittersweet "Midnight in Paris," the meaty roles for women in "Blue Jasmine. " So when the New York Times website published an open letter from Allen's adopted daughter Dylan Farrow last week, alleging that the director sexually assaulted her at age 7, Seltzer was thrown.
August 20, 1992 |
The twisted psychodrama of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow deepened Wednesday as her press agent revealed that Farrow had videotaped her 7-year-old daughter Dylan recounting alleged sexual abuse by Allen. A copy of the tape ended up at a local television station. Producers considered airing it, but were stopped by lawyers representing the feuding parents, said John Springer, a Farrow spokesman.
March 24, 1993 |
Woody Allen's 14-year-old adopted son, enraged by the filmmaker's affair with his older sister, wrote that he wished his father would kill himself if he tried to gain custody of the children he shared with Mia Farrow, according to a letter presented Tuesday as evidence in court. "You have done a horrible, unforgivable, terrible, stupid, ugly thing. Those are my thoughts and feelings towards you," the undated letter purportedly written to Allen by Moses Farrow said.
March 23, 1993 |
Testifying under sharp cross-examination, Woody Allen said Monday that at one point he told Mia Farrow he had ended his affair with her 22-year-old adopted daughter while he really was "in constant contact" with her "five or six times a day." Allen said he used the ruse in an attempt to calm Farrow, who was in a rage over Allen's relationship with Soon-Yi Farrow Previn, the adopted daughter of Farrow and her former husband, conductor Andre Previn.
February 27, 2014 |
MSNBC host Ronan Farrow says reporters can ask him anything, because he doesn't put restrictions on interviews. The 26-year-old son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen is denying that he and his team were behind a "tip sheet" designed to bar reporters from asking him any personal questions at a Wednesday benefit for Reach the World, a nonprofit educational organization. The story first appeared in the New York Post. The tip sheet warned journalists to stay "on message" or be immediately bounced from the event.
December 16, 1992 |
Woody Allen made a surprise appearance in court Tuesday and won the right to view a videotape of his adopted 7-year-old daughter, Dylan, during which she allegedly claims that the filmmaker molested her. Mia Farrow, Allen's estranged longtime companion, was not present during the sometimes acrimonious hearing on custody motions in New York State Supreme Court.
October 17, 2013 |
Alongside our heaps of reality television personalities, Kardashian-style celebrities and teenage pop stars, the United States is poised to get something it sorely needs: a public intellectual. Ronan Farrow has the celebrity background. He's the son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen -- or so it was thought until earlier this month, when his mother coyly hinted to Vanity Fair that his father might be Frank Sinatra . Either way, he's clearly got celebrity lineage. But he's also got intellectual chops.