Woody Allen's Attorney on Dylan Farrow's Letter
By ETONLINE STAFF
February 04, 2014
Woody Allen's attorney Elkan Abramowitz is speaking out against the allegations in Dylan Farrow's open letter in a new sit-down with ET.
While Elkan maintains that Woody, 78, is innocent regarding the 20-year-old sexual assault claims, he does believe that Dylan, 28, is convinced that the event took place.
"I think Mr. Allen is extremely upset about the whole matter because he's sure -- and I agree with him -- that Dylan absolutely believes that this happened," said Elkan. "If a memory is implanted in you when you're fragile and cannot distinguish between fantasy and reality, that sticks with you the rest of your life."
In Dylan's letter posted on The New York Times' website, she provides a first-person account of what she claims happened to her in 1992.
"Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic," wrote Dylan. It is there that she claims the sexual assault took place.
The original sexual assault claims in 1992 prompted a six-month investigation that turned up no credible evidence and ended without Woody being charged for a crime. Prior to the allegations, Woody made headlines for beginning a relationship with Mia Farrow's 19-year-old adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn -- now his wife of 13 years.
"There is no legal case," Elkan said, indicating that Woody cannot be charged regarding the allegations.
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