Woody Allen’s wife Soon-Yi Previn has allegations of her own, and she’s saved them for this very occasion.
The 47-year-old defended her husband against those rejuvenated abuse allegations in an interview with New York Magazine on Sunday, and she’s claiming she was abused as well — by Allen’s ex-wife/her adoptive mother, Mia Farrow.
She told the publication about Farrow, who adopted her from Korea when she was six:
“I was never interested in writing a Mommie Dearest, getting even with Mia — none of that.”
But here we are, nearly a year after Allen’s adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow reminded the media about the molestation allegations she made against the filmmaker decades ago, prompting stars and studios alike to distance themselves from him.
The way Previn sees it, her estranged mother is manipulating the #MeToo movement to get revenge on the Annie Hall director for his relationship with Previn. She claimed the Hannah and Her Sisters actress “paraded Dylan as a victim,” adding:
“And a whole new generation is hearing about [the allegations of abuse] when they shouldn’t… What’s happened to Woody is so upsetting, so unjust.”
Previn was 10 when Allen started dating her mother. She claims she was kicked out of the house at 21 years old after Farrow found nude photos of her that Allen had taken.
As for her own relationship with Farrow, Previn claims her mother “wasn’t maternal to me from the get-go,” and that she and her adopted siblings were treated like “domestics” and ordered to look after the younger children, clean and purchase groceries.
Previn also claimed the actress abused her over the years, calling her “stupid” and “moronic” and even once threw a porcelain rabbit at her. She added:
“I really can’t come up with a pleasant memory.”
For what it’s worth, NY Mag states that a family spokesperson denied Previn’s memories of physical abuse, neglect or showing favoritism to one child over another.
Dylan responded to the New York Magazine story on Sunday night, re-stating her molestation claims and blasting the author of the article for writing a “one-sided piece attacking the credibility of his victim.”
My statement on New York Magazine: pic.twitter.com/xml6pdaZqb
— Dylan Farrow (@RealDylanFarrow) September 17, 2018
Dylan’s brother Ronan Farrow also condemned NY Mag for the “hit job” against his mother, riding the publication for refusing to “include eyewitness testimony that would contradict falsehoods in this piece.” He shared:
Statement on New York magazine, which has done something shameful here: pic.twitter.com/xGeQP341OG
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) September 17, 2018
Speaking of Ronan, Woody also spoke up in Previn’s interview, saying he’s not 100% sure the journalist is his son. He shared:
“In my opinion, he’s my child. I think he is, but I wouldn’t bet my life on it. I paid child support for him for his whole childhood, and I don’t think that’s very fair if he’s not mine.”
Expect to hear more about Woody following this piece!
[Image via Joe Alvarez/WENN]