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.
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.
February 4, 2014 |
Timing is everything in showbiz. And so it is with public controversies too. The resurrection of the 20-year-old Woody Allen controversy surrounding his adopted daughter Dylan (also known as Malone) Farrow comes as the prolific writer-director is riding a surge of critical and commercial success, capped off with his Academy Award nomination this year for "Blue Jasmine," the 24th nod of his career. It also comes as Allen is nearing the opening of one his most significant projects yet - his first-ever Broadway musical.
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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 7, 2014 |
Rosie O'Donnell returned to her old stamping grounds on "The View" on Friday and before her hour was up, the outspoken former moderator got into an awkward moment with Barbara Walters. O'Donnell, who was back on the show for the first time since 2007, was asked near the end of the program if she missed the platform of a daily TV show. O'Donnell said she did miss it, but added that she didn't miss the backlash if she said something people disagreed with or weren't ready to hear, "Your Twitter feed blows up. " O'Donnell added, "People can be very mean online.
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.