Staff WriterThe battle between the Farrows and Woody Allen continues, only this time his adopted son, Moses Farrow, is defending him and denies that Allen sexually assaulted his adopted sister, Dylan Farrow. "My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister," Moses said, speaking to People magazine. "And I hated him for her for years. I see now that this was a vengeful way to pay him back for falling in love with Soon-Yi." When the couple split up in 1992, Farrow got the custody of their three children, Moses, Dylan, and Ronan. They split up when Mia found naked pictures Allen had taken of Soon-Yi, the daughter she had adopted with her previous partner André Previn. Soon-Yi and Allen alter married, and are still together. Moses thinks that Dylan is "trying to please her mother" by raising these accusations, "Pleasing my mother was very powerful motivation because to be on her wrong side was horrible," he says. Moses goes further, saying, “The day in question, there were six or seven of us in the house. We were all in public rooms and no one, not my father or sister, was off in any private spaces. My mother was conveniently out shopping.” He also accuses his mother of hitting him when he was a child, "Our mother has misled the public into believing it was a happy household of both biological and adopted children," Moses says. "From an early age, my mother demanded obedience and I was often hit as a child." However, Dylan Farrow considers Moses’ defense of his father as "a betrayal to me and my whole family." She defends her mother and sees that she is "so brave and so courageous." "She never planted false memories in my brain. My memories are mine. I remember them," Dylan says. "When I came forward with my story she was hoping against hope that I had made it up. In one of the most heartbreaking conversations I have ever had, she sat me down and asked me if I was telling the truth. She said that Dad said he didn’t do anything, and I said, 'He's lying.' " On another side of the story, Allen's lawyer, Elkan Abramowitz, appeared on Tuesday’s (Feb 4) NBC's Today to speak on the director's behalf about the renewed allegations. According to E!, co-anchor Savannah Guthrie asked Abramowitz about the reasons behind these accusations, "My view is she's not lying. I think she truly believed this happened," Abramowitz said. "That's what the divisiveness is. When you implant a story in a fragile 7-year-old's mind, it stays there forever." He explained to Guthrie: "The charges were brought to the Connecticut state police. The state police got the sex abuse clinic of Yale-New Haven, a nationally recognized group, to investigate those charges. They determined after six months' inquiry, not only that it didn't happen, but that Dylan was coached by her mother." Abramowitz continued saying that the custody judge favored Mia Farrow because of Allen's relationship with Soon-Yi: "I think that a lot of the confusion about the case relates to how the relationship with Soon-Yi evolved. Soon-Yi was not Allen's daughter. She was Mia Farrow and André Previn's daughter." When asked if the filmmaker will be suing anyone, he answered: "Woody Allen is not interested in suing anybody for defamation. He was determined not to have molested his daughter 20 years ago. The case is over. There is no case." Abramowitz suspects the reason why these allegations surfaced again, "I think that it's a continuation of Mia Farrow's desire to hurt Woody Allen," He explained. "And Woody Allen is now riding fairly high. He got the Golden Globe Award for Lifetime Achievement, which he totally deserved. And I believe it revived the anger she has toward him." Although Allen has denied the accusations in Dylan's Times letter, I think we will be seeing more of this battle in the coming weeks and months.
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