Woody Allen’s wife Soon-Yi Previn has finally broken her silence and spoken about the issues surrounding her family and husband Woody Allen.
The 47-year-old defended Allen against accusations of sexual abuse. She said that her adoptive mother, Mia Farrow, is just spreading lies about the critically acclaimed director and just riding on the famous #MeToo movement to get revenge.
Soon-Yi Previn Speaks Up
Soon-Yi told the New York Magazine in the interview that she also wanted to get her voice out about her husband allegedly sexually abusing his daughter, Dylan Farrow, when she was just a little girl. Allen said that the rumors are not true.
“But what’s happened to Woody is so upsetting, so unjust. [Mia] has taken advantage of the #MeToo movement and paraded Dylan as a victim. And a whole new generation is hearing about it when they shouldn’t,” she said.
Notably, Previn, who was originally from South Korea, was adopted by Mia and her former husband Andre Previn. After their divorce, Mia began dating the director when Soon-Yi was just 11 years old.
Allen’s relationship with Soon-Yi started when he still had ties with Mia. Soon-Yi was just 21 and Allen was older by 35 years. The two married each other in 1997.
“I am a pariah…People think that I was Soon-Yi’s father, that I raped and married my underaged, retarded daughter,” said Allen.
According to Previn, she understands that her adoptive mother would be mad. At that time, she had the right to feel that. However, she was like a sinkhole who was determined to push everything to the bottom with her.
She also stated that Farrow never seemed sincere. Allen’s wife even revealed that as she was growing up, she was slapped by Farrow. Additionally, when she was learning the alphabet, Farrow would also throw the wooden blocks at her or on the floor.
Sexual Abuse Claims Vs. Woody Allen
Furthermore, Dylan condemned the New York Magazine article by Daphne Merkin, who has been friends with the director for four decades. Farrow said that the piece had many lies. She even repeated her claim that Allen abused her when she was just 7 years old in 1992.
A statement released by one of Farrow’s seven children, Ronan, said that people who survived of abuse deserve better. He added that as a son and a brother, he feels angry that the magazine would delve into the issue.
He also highlighted that the one who wrote it was a longtime admirer and friend of the director. Ronan, who also works as a journalist, also stated that he is appalled by the article’s no care for the facts, including the testimony of the eyewitness.