Moses Farrow: Woody Didn't Molest My Sister
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
February 05, 2014
Another member of the Farrow family is speaking out about Dylan Farrow's sexual assault allegations against Woody Allen. Her brother Moses Farrow, 36, recently talked to People magazine, defending Allen.
"Of course Woody did not molest my sister," Moses says. "She loved him and looked forward to seeing him when he would visit. She never hid from him until our mother succeeded in creating the atmosphere of fear and hate towards him. 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. I don’t know if my sister really believes she was molested or is trying to please her mother. Pleasing my mother was very powerful motivation because to be on her wrong side was horrible."
Moses, who's estranged from Mia Farrow, accuses his mother of "drumming" it into him to hate Allen because of his relationship with Soon-Yi.
"My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister," Moses tells People. "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."
He also claims he was hit as a child.
"Our mother has misled the public into believing it was a happy household of both biological and adopted children," he says. "From an early age, my mother demanded obedience and I was often hit as a child. She went into unbridled rages if we angered her, which was intimidating at the very least and often horrifying, leaving us not knowing what she would do."
Dylan Farrow is standing by her allegations.
"This is such a betrayal to me and my whole family," she tells the magazine in response to her brother's comments. "My memories are the truth and they are mine and I will live with that for the rest of my life. .... My brother is dead to me. My mother is so brave and so courageous and taught me what it means to be strong and brave and tell the truth even in the face of these monstrous lies."
She also refutes the claim that they were physically abused by their mother.
"I don't know where he gets this about getting beaten," Dylan says. "We were sent to our rooms sometimes."