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Topic: Mia Farrows daughter calls out Woody Allen (pedo)
Posted By: mrshairdo
Subject: Mia Farrows daughter calls out Woody Allen (pedo)
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 6:31pm
She wrote an open letter about her abuse on the new york times

Damn! i remember there was a discussion on this during the golden globes



(A note from Nicholas Kristof: In 1993, accusations that Woody Allen had abused his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, filled the headlines, part of a sensational story about the celebrity split between Allen and his girlfriend, Mia Farrow. This is a case that has been written about endlessly, but this is the first time that Dylan Farrow herself has written about it in public. It’s important to note that Woody Allen was never prosecuted in this case and has consistently denied wrongdoing; he deserves the presumption of innocence. So why publish an account of an old case on my blog? Partly because the Golden Globe lifetime achievement award to Allen ignited a debate about the propriety of the award. Partly because the root issue here isn’t celebrity but sex abuse. And partly because countless people on all sides have written passionately about these events, but we haven’t fully heard from the young woman who was at the heart of them.  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/opinion/sunday/kristof-dylan-farrows-story.html" rel="nofollow - I’ve written a column about this , but it’s time for the world to hear Dylan’s story in her own words.)

What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies. I remember staring at that toy train, focusing on it as it traveled in its circle around the attic. To this day, I find it difficult to look at toy trains.

For as long as I could remember, my father had been doing things to me that I didn’t like. I didn’t like how often he would take me away from my mom, siblings and friends to be alone with him. I didn’t like it when he would stick his thumb in my mouth. I didn’t like it when I had to get in bed with him under the sheets when he was in his underwear. I didn’t like it when he would place his head in my naked lap and breathe in and breathe out. I would hide under beds or lock myself in the bathroom to avoid these encounters, but he always found me. These things happened so often, so routinely, so skillfully hidden from a mother that would have protected me had she known, that I thought it was normal. I thought this was how fathers doted on their daughters. But what he did to me in the attic felt different. I couldn’t keep the secret anymore.

When I asked my mother if her dad did to her what Woody Allen did to me, I honestly did not know the answer. I also didn’t know the firestorm it would trigger. I didn’t know that my father would use his sexual relationship with my sister to cover up the abuse he inflicted on me. I didn’t know that he would accuse my mother of planting the abuse in my head and call her a liar for defending me. I didn’t know that I would be made to recount my story over and over again, to doctor after doctor, pushed to see if I’d admit I was lying as part of a legal battle I couldn’t possibly understand. At one point, my mother sat me down and told me that I wouldn’t be in trouble if I was lying – that I could take it all back. I couldn’t. It was all true. But sexual abuse claims against the powerful stall more easily. There were experts willing attack my credibility. There were doctors willing to gaslight an abused child.

After a custody hearing denied my father visitation rights, my mother declined to pursue criminal charges, despite findings of probable cause by the State of Connecticut – due to, in the words of the prosecutor, the fragility of the “child victim.” Woody Allen was never convicted of any crime. That he got away with what he did to me haunted me as I grew up. I was stricken with guilt that I had allowed him to be near other little girls. I was terrified of being touched by men. I developed an eating disorder. I began cutting myself. That torment was made worse by Hollywood. All but a precious few (my heroes) turned a blind eye. Most found it easier to accept the ambiguity, to say, “who can say what happened,” to pretend that nothing was wrong. Actors praised him at awards shows. Networks put him on TV. Critics put him in magazines. Each time I saw my abuser’s face – on a poster, on a t-shirt, on television – I could only hide my panic until I found a place to be alone and fall apart.

Last week, Woody Allen was nominated for his latest Oscar. But this time, I refuse to fall apart. For so long, Woody Allen’s acceptance silenced me. It felt like a personal rebuke, like the awards and accolades were a way to tell me to shut up and go away. But the survivors of sexual abuse who have reached out to me – to support me and to share their fears of coming forward, of being called a liar, of being told their memories aren’t their memories – have given me a reason to not be silent, if only so others know that they don’t have to be silent either.

Today, I consider myself lucky. I am happily married. I have the support of my amazing brothers and sisters. I have a mother who found within herself a well of fortitude that saved us from the chaos a predator brought into our home.

But others are still scared, vulnerable, and struggling for the courage to tell the truth. The message that Hollywood sends matters for them.

What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?

Woody Allen is a living testament to the way our society fails the survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

So imagine your seven-year-old daughter being led into an attic by Woody Allen. Imagine she spends a lifetime stricken with nausea at the mention of his name. Imagine a world that celebrates her tormenter.

Are you imagining that? Now, what’s your favorite Woody Allen movie?





Replies:
Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 6:37pm
 never liked any of his movies.
 
or him.


Posted By: mrshairdo
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 6:38pm
^^ me either and i'm glad she called out those actors/actresses and hollywood
good for her


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 6:38pm
I feel for this girl though. I'm sure he paid off a lot of people.

just like that tobacco-Duke guy did to hide how he was abusing his kids.


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 6:39pm
Originally posted by mrshairdo mrshairdo wrote:

^^ me either and i'm glad she called out those actors/actresses and hollywood
good for her


yes


Posted By: LilMissSunshine
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 6:42pm
This is so heartbreaking.


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 6:42pm
i've never liked any of them either, because i haven't seen them.  that story + him marrying his other adopted daughter have always kept me away.


Posted By: mrshairdo
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 6:42pm
Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

I feel for this girl though. I'm sure he paid off a lot of people.

just like that tobacco-Duke guy did to hide how he was abusing his kids.

i feel for her too, i can't even imagine how tough it is so see your abuser celebrated by the world 


Posted By: Mixer
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 6:44pm
I'm glad I never bothered watching any of his movies. About 2 weeks ago I first heard about this (I obviously haven't been paying attention) in an article Woody wrote himself where he basically said, "So what if I did these things? I made you all movies you love". After that, I put him on my pos list. I'll be avoiding any and all things that have to do with him.


Posted By: mrshairdo
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 6:45pm
omg he said that? disgusting..


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 6:46pm
haven't read yet but i guess this is supposed to be some sort of rebuttal 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/27/the-woody-allen-allegations-not-so-fast.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/27/the-woody-allen-allegations-not-so-fast.html


Posted By: Mixer
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 6:47pm
Originally posted by mrshairdo mrshairdo wrote:

omg he said that? disgusting..
That's the basic gist of it. I feel sick even thinking about it.


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 6:48pm
Interesting way to end it.

What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?


Posted By: melikey
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 6:48pm
heartbreaking.
does he have children with his daughter wife?


Posted By: mrshairdo
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 6:49pm
I'm glad she called out those stars
I had no idea Blue Jasmine was his movie...smh


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 6:50pm
Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

heartbreaking.
does he have children with his daughter wife?

they adopted two DAUGHTERS!!


Posted By: Blac1Chyna
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 6:51pm
She is a strong powerful woman for coming out like this and calling all these people out. They have to feel guilty. He is sick and disgusting


Posted By: melikey
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 6:55pm
Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

haven't read yet but i guess this is supposed to be some sort of rebuttal 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/27/the-woody-allen-allegations-not-so-fast.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/27/the-woody-allen-allegations-not-so-fast.html

he needs his ass beat. scum


Posted By: keepgrowing
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 7:04pm
I'm so sickened by this. Why protect a predator? Sad to say, but this is the first time I ever heard of this. I knew he married his step-daughter when she was 19 and he was in his 50s and that was enough to make my stomach turn. I feel so bad for what this woman had to endure all this time. And he never had to pay for it.


Posted By: melikey
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 7:05pm
Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

heartbreaking.
does he have children with his daughter wife?

they adopted two DAUGHTERS!!

I can't believe that man in the article you posted was writing titan-graphs saying she wasn't technically his daughter, just his girlfriend's daughterDead, like it makes it less disgusting.

he also said his adopted son shouldn't be disgusted over his father marrying his sister because the son might not be his, it was mia's with frank sinatra.. 

mind you he spent at least 5 paragraphs in the beginning of the article claiming "i'm not the one to gossip", our relationship was professional.. he sure knows more tea than a little bit Dead.. so gross, i had to stop after the sinatra might be the adopted son's real father so why does he care commentary.


Posted By: DiorShowGirl
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 7:11pm
What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me
________________________________________________________________

Shocked....dayum talkin about being thrown under the bus...shoot she ran over them and backed the hell up and ran over them again...

good for her...


Posted By: Katrenia
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 7:20pm
Money has bought woody allen many things but I'm glad it couldn't buy this women's silence.
She seems strong and her story is believable considering the fact that woody married one of his wife's adopted daughters.
He's a sick man who probably feels no remorse or attacking a child or children.


Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 7:23pm
brave girl.
I applaud her for this.
he needs his dirty laundry spread allllll the way out Sleepy


Posted By: Jess
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 7:24pm
What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?
DAMN!


Posted By: keepgrowing
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 7:25pm
Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

heartbreaking.
does he have children with his daughter wife?

they adopted two DAUGHTERS!!





Posted By: Katrenia
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 7:29pm
Why is he only adopting daughters??
He needs to be locked up!

Seeing him holding hands with that child make me physically ill.


Posted By: leftywefty
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 7:33pm
sick


Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 7:45pm
WTF?!!

Damn Woody Allen really ain't shyt


Posted By: FarraFace
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 7:46pm
She called out the right ones, mostly classy types. But she might shoulda left LouisCK out of that. He a lil ignit. I can imagine him saying 'If it had been my child, I wouldn't have refused to take a lie-detector test like your mother did.'

I don't think he'd mention Woody passing the one he took....I don't think.

eta


Posted By: thewonderfulwa
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 7:50pm
Its sad that one of his children will probably have the same story in the future, he seems to have a fascination with the dark haired girl.


Posted By: FarraFace
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 7:50pm
And Hollywood knows it's full of child molesters. This shyt ain't just recently started happening. Word to the silent film (early talkies?) director whose name I can't remember ATM who died in a car crash caused by him blowing his 15 year old Filipino "boytoy" who was driving the car at the time.


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 7:56pm
Originally posted by keepgrowing keepgrowing wrote:

Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

heartbreaking.
does he have children with his daughter wife?


they adopted two DAUGHTERS!!






Sick how one replicates the molested one and the other replicates the one he married.


Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 8:11pm
Damn, woody is so fcukin sick it's unreal how sick and demented he truly is.


Posted By: briany
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 8:12pm
Same about Roman Polanski. Sick f@#ks the lot of them.


Posted By: alynxx
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 8:29pm
Disgusting.


Posted By: NJHairLuv
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 8:39pm
I hope that a day comes when more people just take the law into their own hands when this happens b/c the molestors never get jail time and always are able to buy their freedom with the best lawyers when they are rich.


Posted By: ppp38
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 8:45pm
I'm sure there are a lot of pedophiles and molesters in Hollywood and people let them get away with despicable behavior for the name of art. 


Posted By: Up&Out39
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 8:47pm

I fear for those children he adopted. You can see it in their eyes that something goin on with them. Those girls no he aint shiiet.


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 9:07pm
^
Dead

It looks like he's in little child paradise


Posted By: OrriannaRose
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 9:10pm
^^ Yeah because he basically bought himself a harem of prepubescent wives to raise.


Posted By: Tbaby
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 9:17pm

revolting scum he is.

I couldn't read all of her account...it made me illDead


Posted By: Katrenia
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 9:18pm
Knowing his history with little girls, that picture is so sad. Look at how the daughter in blue is hugging herself and she looks so unhappy.
I hope they arrest him and remove they girls so they can be questioned.


Posted By: mrshairdo
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 9:35pm
smhh




Posted By: Chantal34
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 9:45pm
Funny how he's not being hounded like Michael Jackson was...people are willing to turn a blind eye to this scumbag.


Posted By: Lite Brite
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 11:02pm
Dirty piece of sh*t


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 11:27pm
The guy that married his adoptive daughter.....im so surprised....


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Feb 01 2014 at 11:35pm
Those kids look so scared in all of those pics wtf.Dead


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 12:16am
I'm glad she called people out by name but its sad she even had to do that.


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 12:22am
So Soon Yi is obviously suffering from Stockholm Syndrome

It is absolutely disturbing that his 2 NEWLY adopted daughters look like clones of his previous adopted daughters (one which claims he raped her, the other we KNOW he married)

Who in their right mind would allow this main to adopt children knowing these facts???

The foster care system fails again

Hollywierd has failed. I'm starting to feel like Hollyweird should be burned down to the ground. It has done so much wrong in this world


Posted By: Katrenia
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 12:25am
Woody Allen always played the role of a cowardly man. I guess he was playing himself; a cowardly man who attacks children.

He sickens me and I don't doubt that his Stepdaughter/Wife knows what he's does to children.


Posted By: Princess Grace
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 12:29am
Originally posted by Up&Out39 Up&Out39 wrote:


I fear for those children he adopted. You can see it in their eyes that something goin on with them. Those girls no he aint shiiet.

Look at the one on the rights body language, she has her arms folded like I do not want to be any closer to this man than I have to. It is all so sad...


Posted By: Lilaca
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 2:36am
Originally posted by Princess Grace Princess Grace wrote:

Originally posted by Up&Out39 Up&Out39 wrote:


I fear for those children he adopted. You can see it in their eyes that something goin on with them. Those girls no he aint shiiet.

Look at the one on the rights body language, she has her arms folded like I do not want to be any closer to this man than I have to. It is all so sad...
I think the ethnic one is his favorite


Posted By: FarraFace
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 2:38am
He sure does keep the lil Asian one close doesn't he? Pinch


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 2:46am
didnt his son already do that?


Posted By: Printer_Ink
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 5:18am
After Mia went on Oprah and explained how she found all those naked and spread eagle pictures of her adopted daughter when she was 12 .,. I was done with Woody Allen movies.

He ended up marrying that adopted child (only adopted by Mia but he was the long time live in bf).

However, I didn't know he was also raping THIS child as well.

Woody Allen needs to be in jail!


Posted By: Printer_Ink
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 5:22am
Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

So Soon Yi is obviously suffering from Stockholm Syndrome

It is absolutely disturbing that his 2 NEWLY adopted daughters look like clones of his previous adopted daughters (one which claims he raped her, the other we KNOW he married)

Who in their right mind would allow this main to adopt children knowing these facts???


The foster care system fails again

Hollywierd has failed. I'm starting to feel like Hollyweird should be burned down to the ground. It has done so much wrong in this world
~

Ohhhh he has adopted kids himself???? Oh .. they are being molested for sure.

THAT SICK F***!


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 5:26am
I remember when that Polanski sh*t popped off. The amount of A listers that supported him. Smh. Woody allen of course. Harrison Ford, monica belucci, Tilda swinton, the short one in Thor and Star wars...

I remember there was talk of boycotting all his supporters but then we'd all never go to another movie again.



Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:42am
So he is the YT version of R.Kelly huh?


Posted By: MsBMW
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 11:26am
This made my  stomach turn he will burn in HELL


Posted By: FarraFace
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 11:31am
Originally posted by CherryBlossom CherryBlossom wrote:

F.W. Murnau?

I didn't know about the events surrounding his death though!Shocked 

Yep that's his name. Thanks. It was common Hollywood knowledge he was a Chester, as were most of his industry friends/peers. Word of the circumstances of his death traveled pretty fast in that circle, and that's why only 11 people went to his funeral. The rest of his friends weren't trying to out themselves as Chesters by being there. The studio he was working for at the time kept the details out of the press for the most part.
 


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 11:56am
Originally posted by newdiva1 newdiva1 wrote:

I remember when that Polanski sh*t popped off. The amount of A listers that supported him. Smh. Woody allen of course. Harrison Ford, monica belucci, Tilda swinton, the short one in Thor and Star wars...

I remember there was talk of boycotting all his supporters but then we'd all never go to another movie again.

 
Add the fact that this sick fukk refuses to set foot on US soil because of those charges....


Posted By: FarraFace
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 11:58am
Nosferatu is actually one of my favorite movies. I mean, yes, he was a pervert, but I'm not gon feel any type of guilt about liking a movie he directed the year my grandmother was born.


Posted By: keepgrowing
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 1:43pm
Originally posted by Printer_Ink Printer_Ink wrote:

After Mia went on Oprah and explained how she found all those naked and spread eagle pictures of her adopted daughter when she was 12 .,. I was done with Woody Allen movies.

He ended up marrying that adopted child (only adopted by Mia but he was the long time live in bf).

However, I didn't know he was also raping THIS child as well.

Woody Allen needs to be in jail!


WOW! Disgusting.

This is what Mia's son said:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2064357/Mia-Farrow-Woody-Allens-prodigy-son-Ronan-wins-Rhodes-Scholarship.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2064357/Mia-Farrow-Woody-Allens-prodigy-son-Ronan-wins-Rhodes-Scholarship.html

Mia Farrow's prodigy son wins a Rhodes Scholarship... but will estranged father Woody Allen congratulate him? 

  • Ronan Farrow started college at 11, graduated Yale Law School by 21 and was an advisor to Hillary Clinton
Young leader: Ronan Farrow has worked as a UNICEF spokesman and as a special appointment in the State Department

Young leader: Ronan Farrow has worked as a UNICEF spokesman and as a special appointment in the State Department

'He's my father married to my sister. That makes me his son and his brother-in-law. That is such a moral transgression,' Ronan has said.

'I cannot see him. I cannot have a relationship with my father and be morally consistent... I lived with all these adopted children, so they are my family. To say Soon-Yi was not my sister is an insult to all adopted children,' Ronan said of the relationship.


He a lawyer and a humans rights activist and recently worked with Obama's administration.





Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 1:44pm
the music industry /studios  is full of 'them' too.


Posted By: FarraFace
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 1:50pm
Well damn. He does look like Frank Sinatra. Shocked

Mia....guuuuuurl.....


Posted By: keepgrowing
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 1:57pm
Originally posted by FarraFace FarraFace wrote:

Well damn. He does look like Frank Sinatra. Shocked

Mia....guuuuuurl.....


Yeah I was thinking the exact same thing! Mia admitted in an interview that she doesn't know if Frank or Woody is the father, but she was with Woody at the time of the pregnancy. This whole family is a mess. And Woody obviously could care less as long as he got his hands on his adoptive daughter he is fine. I bet that is part of the reason why Ronan became a lawyer.

Woody is so disgusting.


Posted By: bindy
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 2:09pm
He looks like his mom










Posted By: FarraFace
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 2:32pm
Oh, so a child can only look like one parent. I see.....


Posted By: uppitynegroid
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 2:33pm
Cate Blanchett's response:

“It’s obviously been a long and painful situation for the family and I hope they find some resolution and peace.”


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 2:37pm
here's pix of them all at the same age. Any guesses ? LOL


Woody Allen, Ronan Farrow and Frank Sinatra





( Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images(L) Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images (C), Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images (R) )

This collage shows Woody Allen (L) near the age of 25 circa 1960, a 25 year-old Ronan Farrow and Frank Sinatra (R) circa 1940, also near the age of 25. It was believed that Allen was Ronan's father, but actress Mia Farrow, Ronan's mother, recently revealed that Sinatra could be Ronan's real father.



Posted By: mrshairdo
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 2:43pm
yup thats franky's boy lol


Posted By: keepgrowing
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 2:43pm
Wasn't Frank Sinatra's nickname "ol' blue eyes"...... 


Posted By: creole booty
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 2:46pm
Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

So Soon Yi is obviously suffering from Stockholm Syndrome

It is absolutely disturbing that his 2 NEWLY adopted daughters look like clones of his previous adopted daughters (one which claims he raped her, the other we KNOW he married)

Who in their right mind would allow this main to adopt children knowing these facts???

The foster care system fails again

Hollywierd has failed. I'm starting to feel like Hollyweird should be burned down to the ground. It has done so much wrong in this world


Now that American horror story is over, I no longer watch tv. I'm getting more specific with my other forms of entertainment. We r over entertained. We keep giving our money to greedy, evil people. There is no illuminati. Just sick, rich people who r above the law. It's our money, that we willingly give to these terrible people, that keep us enslaved.

I'm so disgusted. Whoever said (I think Leo did) that this ain't nothin new, it's not. These people we depend on for entertainment r sick.


Posted By: leftywefty
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 2:53pm
damn, he's crazy smart.


Posted By: Bonjour baby ooowee
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 12:04am
i don't even wanna speak on dis here sheittDead BUT woody is a high classed because of money phedophileDead hope i spelled the word right if not oh well, i never wanna be around one however woody made LOTS of money and stalked and bought young girls, now mia had no idea that he was doing that sheitt, how in the hell do you marry one of your so called adopted children!?!Dead

it's clear that he takes them in private these days and let's them know that they'll get paid UNBELIVABLE amounts of money to keep their mouth shut!Dead but that WASN'T the deal he had with the first girls that he thought he could just molest and neither would say nothing Dead he WILL rot in hellAngryDeadAngry he AIN'T gettin away with nothinLOL tho at this time he thinks soDeadDeadDead his day will come


Posted By: Blac1Chyna
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 12:19am
Ronan is a nice looking white guy


Posted By: DiorShowGirl
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 12:25am
Originally posted by mrshairdo mrshairdo wrote:

yup thats franky's boy lol


^^^^^^^^^^^^this all the way....3 fingersnaps around the world....24/7^^^^^^^^^^^


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 1:11am
i know this has nothing to do with any of this but i swear i always thought MF was a little whacked out of her skull.


Posted By: whitrhymes
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 9:13am
This is so sick... and IA w/ what another poster said about him adopting girls that look like his wife/daughter and the daughter he abused. He needs to be locked up.


Posted By: thewonderfulwa
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 10:27am
I cant believe that Barbara Walters said,"The relationship he had with Soon-YI was mutual when she was seventeen".
Im disgusted that old bat would utter such bullsh*t out her mouth.
Sherri cleared that BS right up there is no way that was a mutual relationship of shes still a child.
Whoopi said nothing the whole time.


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 10:37am
Originally posted by thewonderfulwa thewonderfulwa wrote:

I cant believe that Barbara Walters said,"The relationship he had with Soon-YI was mutual when she was seventeen".
Im disgusted that old bat would utter such bullsh*t out her mouth.
Sherri cleared that BS right up there is no way that was a mutual relationship of shes still a child.
Whoopi said nothing the whole time.


cuz Whoopi was the one who said what Roman Polanski did to that 13 y.o wasnt rape-rape


Posted By: bindy
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 10:44am
Originally posted by thewonderfulwa thewonderfulwa wrote:

I cant believe that Barbara Walters said,"The relationship he had with Soon-YI was mutual when she was seventeen".
Im disgusted that old bat would utter such bullsh*t out her mouth.
Sherri cleared that BS right up there is no way that was a mutual relationship of shes still a child.
Whoopi said nothing the whole time.

 
yea, I noticed Whoopi too.

Barbara head me shaking my head...


Posted By: K_Camille
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 10:47am
So, he wasn't convicted because her mother declined to pursue criminal charges?  Why?


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 6:30pm
Originally posted by thewonderfulwa thewonderfulwa wrote:

I cant believe that Barbara Walters said,"The relationship he had with Soon-YI was mutual when she was seventeen".
Im disgusted that old bat would utter such bullsh*t out her mouth.
Sherri cleared that BS right up there is no way that was a mutual relationship of shes still a child.
Whoopi said nothing the whole time.


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Posted By: keepgrowing
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 6:40pm
Wow. I told myself not to watch that clip, but I did anyway. Ugh. Just an example of how sexual molestation and rape is pacified in society because it makes them uncomfortable to think someone would be perverted enough to do that. Thank you Sherri for being brave enough to say what the issue is. Barbara said he is a good father to his girls and his marriage has been going 20 years strong. Whoopi only mentioned the last line of Dylan's open letter and emphasized the article calling out the celebrities. Pathetic. Does this man personally write them checks?! At least Sherri said exactly what the issue is.


Posted By: keepgrowing
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 6:43pm
Whoopi has really lost my respect since joining the view. First giving a past to a white man saying the "n***er" then she was trying to differentiate between fake rape and real rape, you know "rape rape" Ermm and now this. Welp. Glad Sherri is on the view.


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 6:46pm
yeah, but Sherri doesnt know whether are not the earth is flatLOL


Posted By: keepgrowing
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 6:52pm
lol oh well no one is perfect. I'll take that over not knowing why Woody Allen hooking up with a girl he helped raise since she was 8 years old is disgusting.


Posted By: keepgrowing
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 6:54pm
What happened to the blonde republican one? Those other two women also said why it might be inappropriate, but Sherri wasn't afraid to just say completely what the issue is.


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 6:57pm
she went to fox


Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 6:59pm
Originally posted by thewonderfulwa thewonderfulwa wrote:

I cant believe that Barbara Walters said,"The relationship he had with Soon-YI was mutual when she was seventeen".
Im disgusted that old bat would utter such bullsh*t out her mouth.
Sherri cleared that BS right up there is no way that was a mutual relationship of shes still a child.
Whoopi said nothing the whole time.


Not surprised. Barbara is jewish (and suffering from dementia) and Hollywood is jewish-led. Roman Polanski is also jewish. Had it been another producer of another ethnicity, it might have gone over not as well. No way they're about to disgrace a film icon like W. A. Never understood the fuss about his movies. Could never watch one all the way through. Anyways, disgusting...


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Feb 04 2014 at 7:33pm
never thought I'd be saying this, but Thanks Sherri for being so  smart!


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 10:52am
This modthafcker....


Dylan Farrow's Brother Moses Defends Woody Allen

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Dylan Farrow's Feb. 1 http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20782476,00.html" rel="nofollow - open letter to detailing sexual molestation she says she suffered at the hands of her father http://www.people.com/people/news/category/0,,20782708,00.html" rel="nofollow - Woody Allen reignited a controversy that has divided their family bitterly for more than 20 years.

Now her brother Moses Farrow is speaking out to defend Allen – and accuse their mother, http://www.people.com/people/stylewatch/package/article/0,,20768373_20775175,00.html" rel="nofollow - Mia Farrow , of poisoning the children against their father.

"My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister," Moses, 36, tells PEOPLE in the magazine's new issue. "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."

A Family Divided

Moses and Dylan, 28, both adopted by Allen and Farrow, and their brother Ronan, 26, were in the center of a 1993 custody battle in which both sides testified about Allen's affair with Farrow's adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, whom Allen went on to marry in 1997. Farrow was awarded custody of the couple's three children. (In total, she has 14 kids from her marriages and solo adoptions.) Allen, 78, who was investigated but not charged with molestation, has for decades denied abusing Dylan, maintaining that Farrow, 69, coached Dylan, an accusation Farrow has always denied.
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"Of course Woody did not molest my sister," says Moses, who is estranged from Farrow and many of his siblings and is close to Allen and Soon-Yi. "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."

Dylan's Response

Dylan insists that she is telling the truth.

"This is such a betrayal to me and my whole family," she tells PEOPLE 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 mother never coached me," Dylan says. "She never planted false memories in my brain. My memories are mine. I remember them. She was distraught when I told her. 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.' "

Painful Memories

Moses accuses Farrow of bullying him as well. "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."

"I don't know where he gets this about getting beaten," counters Dylan. "We were sent to our rooms sometimes."



"I will not see my family dragged down like this," she adds. "I can't stay silent when my family needs me and I will not abandon them like Soon-Yi and Moses. 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."

Farrow, who declined to respond to Moses's accusations, https://twitter.com/MiaFarrow" rel="nofollow - Tweeted , "I love my daughter. I will always protect her. A lot of ugliness is going to be aimed at me. But this is not about me, it's about her truth."


Moses, a family therapist, says that his own life has been made better by spending time with Allen.

"I think my sister is missing a great deal in life in not reconnecting with her father, who had always adored her," he says. "It’s important that she assert her independence from our mother and not go through life with the false impression that she has been molested by my father. I am very happy I have come into my own power, separating from my mother, which has led to a positive reunion with my father."

'Horrible Tragedy'

Allen's family says that the director is devastated by Dylan's letter.

"This is a horrible, horrible tragedy," Allen's sister Letty Aronson tells PEOPLE. "He feels very badly for Dylan, that she has been so poisoned by her mother."

Dylan, of course, feels very differently.

"I have a wonderful family," she says. "We are brave and we are truthful and anyone who says anything otherwise does not know us."

With reporting by K.C. BAKER

For much more on this story, including details of Dylan's and Woody Allen's lives now and an update on all of Farrow's children, look for this week's issue of People on newsstands Friday



Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 10:59am
will this saga ever end?


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Feb 07 2014 at 8:24pm

Woody Allen Speaks Out

By WOODY ALLEN

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Mia Farrow, Woody Allen, and their children Dylan and Ronan, January 1988. Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Last Sunday, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/" rel="nofollow - Nicholas Kristof wrote a column about Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. Mr. Allen has written the following response to the column and Dylan’s account.

TWENTY-ONE years ago, when I first heard Mia Farrow had accused me of child molestation, I found the idea so ludicrous I didn’t give it a second thought. We were involved in a terribly acrimonious breakup, with great enmity between us and a custody battle slowly gathering energy. The self-serving transparency of her malevolence seemed so obvious I didn’t even hire a lawyer to defend myself. It was my show business attorney who told me she was bringing the accusation to the police and I would need a criminal lawyer.

I naïvely thought the accusation would be dismissed out of hand because of course, I hadn’t molested Dylan and any rational person would see the ploy for what it was. Common sense would prevail. After all, I was a 56-year-old man who had never before (or after) been accused of child molestation. I had been going out with Mia for 12 years and never in that time did she ever suggest to me anything resembling misconduct. Now, suddenly, when I had driven up to her house in Connecticut one afternoon to visit the kids for a few hours, when I would be on my raging adversary’s home turf, with half a dozen people present, when I was in the blissful early stages of a happy new relationship with the woman I’d go on to marry — that I would pick this moment in time to embark on a career as a child molester should seem to the most skeptical mind highly unlikely. The sheer illogic of such a crazy scenario seemed to me dispositive.

Notwithstanding, Mia insisted that I had abused Dylan and took her immediately to a doctor to be examined. Dylan told the doctor she had not been molested. Mia then took Dylan out for ice cream, and when she came back with her the child had changed her story. The police began their investigation; a possible indictment hung in the balance. I very willingly took a lie-detector test and of course passed because I had nothing to hide. I asked Mia to take one and she wouldn’t. Last week a woman named Stacey Nelkin, whom I had dated many years ago, came forward to the press to tell them that when Mia and I first had our custody battle 21 years ago, Mia had wanted her to testify that she had been underage when I was dating her, despite the fact this was untrue. Stacey refused. I include this anecdote so we all know what kind of character we are dealing with here. One can imagine in learning this why she wouldn’t take a lie-detector test.

Meanwhile the Connecticut police turned for help to a special investigative unit they relied on in such cases, the Child Sexual Abuse Clinic of the Yale-New Haven Hospital. This group of impartial, experienced men and women whom the district attorney looked to for guidance as to whether to prosecute, spent months doing a meticulous investigation, interviewing everyone concerned, and checking every piece of evidence. Finally they wrote their conclusion which I quote here: “It is our expert opinion that Dylan was not sexually abused by Mr. Allen. Further, we believe that Dylan’s statements on videotape and her statements to us during our evaluation do not refer to actual events that occurred to her on August 4th, 1992... In developing our opinion we considered three hypotheses to explain Dylan’s statements. First, that Dylan’s statements were true and that Mr. Allen had sexually abused her; second, that Dylan’s statements were not true but were made up by an emotionally vulnerable child who was caught up in a disturbed family and who was responding to the stresses in the family; and third, that Dylan was coached or influenced by her mother, Ms. Farrow. While we can conclude that Dylan was not sexually abused, we can not be definite about whether the second formulation by itself or the third formulation by itself is true. We believe that it is more likely that a combination of these two formulations best explains Dylan’s allegations of sexual abuse.”

Could it be any clearer? Mr. Allen did not abuse Dylan; most likely a vulnerable, stressed-out 7-year-old was coached by Mia Farrow. This conclusion disappointed a number of people. The district attorney was champing at the bit to prosecute a celebrity case, and Justice Elliott Wilk, the custody judge, wrote a very irresponsible opinion saying when it came to the molestation, “we will probably never know what occurred.”

But we did know because it had been determined and there was no equivocation about the fact that no abuse had taken place. Justice Wilk was quite rough on me and never approved of my relationship with Soon-Yi, Mia’s adopted daughter, who was then in her early 20s. He thought of me as an older man exploiting a much younger woman, which outraged Mia as improper despite the fact she had dated a much older Frank Sinatra when she was 19. In fairness to Justice Wilk, the public felt the same dismay over Soon-Yi and myself, but despite what it looked like our feelings were authentic and we’ve been happily married for 16 years with two great kids, both adopted. (Incidentally, coming on the heels of the media circus and false accusations, Soon-Yi and I were extra carefully scrutinized by both the adoption agency and adoption courts, and everyone blessed our adoptions.)

Mia took custody of the children and we went our separate ways.

I was heartbroken. Moses was angry with me. Ronan I didn’t know well because Mia would never let me get close to him from the moment he was born and Dylan, whom I adored and was very close to and about whom Mia called my sister in a rage and said, “He took my daughter, now I’ll take his.” I never saw her again nor was I able to speak with her no matter how hard I tried. I still loved her deeply, and felt guilty that by falling in love with Soon-Yi I had put her in the position of being used as a pawn for revenge. Soon-Yi and I made countless attempts to see Dylan but Mia blocked them all, spitefully knowing how much we both loved her but totally indifferent to the pain and damage she was causing the little girl merely to appease her own vindictiveness.

Here I quote Moses Farrow, 14 at the time: “My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister.” Moses is now 36 years old and a family therapist by profession. “Of course Woody did not molest my sister,” he said. “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.” Dylan was 7, Ronan 4, and this was, according to Moses, the steady narrative year after year.

I pause here for a quick word on the Ronan situation. Is he my son or, as Mia suggests, Frank Sinatra’s? Granted, he looks a lot like Frank with the blue eyes and facial features, but if so what does this say? That all during the custody hearing Mia lied under oath and falsely represented Ronan as our son? Even if he is not Frank’s, the possibility she raises that he could be, indicates she was secretly intimate with him during our years. Not to mention all the money I paid for child support. Was I supporting Frank’s son? Again, I want to call attention to the integrity and honesty of a person who conducts her life like that.

NOW it’s 21 years later and Dylan has come forward with the accusations that the Yale experts investigated and found false. Plus a few little added creative flourishes that seem to have magically appeared during our 21-year estrangement.

Not that I doubt Dylan hasn’t come to believe she’s been molested, but if from the age of 7 a vulnerable child is taught by a strong mother to hate her father because he is a monster who abused her, is it so inconceivable that after many years of this indoctrination the image of me Mia wanted to establish had taken root? Is it any wonder the experts at Yale had picked up the maternal coaching aspect 21 years ago? Even the venue where the fabricated molestation was supposed to have taken place was poorly chosen but interesting. Mia chose the attic of her country house, a place she should have realized I’d never go to because it is a tiny, cramped, enclosed spot where one can hardly stand up and I’m a major claustrophobe. The one or two times she asked me to come in there to look at something, I did, but quickly had to run out. Undoubtedly the attic idea came to her from the Dory Previn song, “With My Daddy in the Attic.” It was on the same record as the song Dory Previn had written about Mia’s betraying their friendship by insidiously stealing her husband, André, “Beware of Young Girls.” One must ask, did Dylan even write the letter or was it at least guided by her mother? Does the letter really benefit Dylan or does it simply advance her mother’s shabby agenda? That is to hurt me with a smear. There is even a lame attempt to do professional damage by trying to involve movie stars, which smells a lot more like Mia than Dylan.

After all, if speaking out was really a necessity for Dylan, she had already spoken out months earlier in Vanity Fair. Here I quote Moses Farrow again: “Knowing that my mother often used us as pawns, I cannot trust anything that is said or written from anyone in the family.” Finally, does Mia herself really even believe I molested her daughter? Common sense must ask: Would a mother who thought her 7-year-old daughter was sexually abused by a molester (a pretty horrific crime), give consent for a film clip of her to be used to honor the molester at the Golden Globes?

Of course, I did not molest Dylan. I loved her and hope one day she will grasp how she has been cheated out of having a loving father and exploited by a mother more interested in her own festering anger than her daughter’s well-being. Being taught to hate your father and made to believe he molested you has already taken a psychological toll on this lovely young woman, and Soon-Yi and I are both hoping that one day she will understand who has really made her a victim and reconnect with us, as Moses has, in a loving, productive way. No one wants to discourage abuse victims from speaking out, but one must bear in mind that sometimes there are people who are falsely accused and that is also a terribly destructive thing. (This piece will be my final word on this entire matter and no one will be responding on my behalf to any further comments on it by any party. Enough people have been hurt.)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/opinion/sunday/woody-allen-speaks-out.html?_r=0



Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Feb 07 2014 at 8:28pm

Here's The 1993 Woody Allen Custody Ruling In Its Damning, Detailed Entirety

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The Huffington Post has obtained the 1993 court ruling denying Woody Allen custody of his three children with Mia Farrow. The ruling, which has been referenced often but has not yet appeared in full online, sheds some light on several questions surrounding Dylan Farrow's allegations that Allen molested her when she was seven years old. While it does not conclude whether Allen molested Farrow, the ruling by Justice Elliott Wilk paints a particularly damning portrayal of Allen the father, describing him as "self-absorbed, untrustworthy and insensitive," and undercuts the claims that Farrow was "brainwashed" by her mother into inventing the tale of her sexual molestation.

Wilk's ruling also calls into question the credibility of the much-cited Yale New Haven Hospital study, http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/02/woody-allen-dylan-farrow-sexual-abuse-secret-report-exonerated/" rel="nofollow - released Friday by Radar Online , that concluded that Allen did not molest Farrow and suggested that Farrow was either coached by her mother or merely a vulnerable child who fabricated her claims.

Specifically, Wilk writes:

1. "There is no credible evidence to support Mr. Allen's contention that Ms. Farrow coached Dylan."

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2. The Yale New Haven study report is "sanitized and, therefore, less credible" owing to a variety of factors.

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3. Mia Farrow was "not faultless as a parent," but, "ironically," her "principal shortcoming with respect to responsible parenting appears to have been her continued relationship with Mr. Allen."

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4. Allen's "self-absorption" and "lack of judgment and his commitment to the continuation of his divisive assault...warrant a careful monitoring of his future contact with the children."

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5. Ultimately, "we will probably never know what occurred on August 4, 1992...[but] Mr. Allen's behavior toward Dylan was grossly inappropriate and...measures must be taken to protect her."

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The full 33-page document is embedded below. It is a quick and fascinating read. Dig in.

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Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Feb 08 2014 at 2:19pm
Originally posted by keepgrowing keepgrowing wrote:

Whoopi has really lost my respect since joining the view. First giving a past to a white man saying the "n***er" then she was trying to differentiate between fake rape and real rape, you know "rape rape" Ermm and now this. Welp. Glad Sherri is on the view.

yeah, i seriously can't stand her.  she's always taking the "im not offended" stance in racial topics giving the green light to white ppl to move on and not try to do better.


Posted By: ThatGurlD
Date Posted: Feb 08 2014 at 2:32pm
*Only read the OP*

Good for her!!!  It is truly sickening that he has been able to go on and live a life of fame, fortune and accolades when it was quite obvious for quite some time that this man was messed up.  This story will pass like other new stories that don't outrage the public but it should.  


Posted By: FarraFace
Date Posted: Feb 08 2014 at 4:33pm
So Mia beat the Asians?

And Mia's brother is a convicted pedophile?

And Woody never much cared for Seamus/Satchel/Ronin, even when he was a baby?

And Dory Previn wrote a song about Mia called Beware of Young Girls, that is on the same album as the song With My Daddy in the Attic?

And the son who is now a therapist, who was a teenager and present in the house at the time of the alleged molestation, says it didn't happen and that Mia brainwashed the kids?

And it was Mia who encouraged Woody to spend more time with Soon-Yi because they didn't much care for one another?

Maaaaannnnnnnnn....


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Feb 08 2014 at 4:41pm
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Angst-Ridden Humorist

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Self-Described as a Neurotic Personality, Woody Allen Pokes Fun at His Paranoia in His New Comic Strip

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"I think I'm being followed. I don't know who is after me. I feel the same anxieties everywhere I go—the country, L.A., Europe. It's a general sense of suspicion, paranoia and fear."

Woody Allen's voice breaks and then rattles nervously into a laugh. He is peering over the balcony of his penthouse apartment, 18 acrophobic floors above Fifth Avenue. Two searchlights sweep the Manhattan skyline, an exhilarating view that fills men with visions of grandeur and omnipotence. Allen merely shivers inside his denim workshirt and cinches his baggy jeans tighter around his scrawny waist. "On the surface of things," he acknowledges, "I have no reason to be this way. I was beaten up the same amount as all the other kids in my neighborhood. With me it's just a genetic dissatisfaction with everything."

But while the other kids on his Brooklyn block schlepped into obscurity, it has been Woody Allen's singular brilliance not to purge his angst but to purvey it. Allen will surely donate his self-lacerating sense of humor to a medical school someday, but already he has given the world a sublimely ridiculous body of work: two hit shows on Broadway; three LPs of nightclub monologues; two best-selling collections of New Yorker and other satires; and, incredibly, seven money-making movies, including last year's smash Love and Death, all of which Allen wrote, directed and starred in himself.

Now, at 40, Allen is still diversifying. This month he plays his first serious movie role in The Front, a McCarthy-era story of showbiz blacklisting which Woody made for director Martin Ritt "because it seemed like a worthwhile project." Less nobly, but more visibly, Allen's consummately klutzy life goes rotogravure next week in a syndicated comic strip titled Inside Woody Allen. Though Woody shrugs it off as "an amusing notion that's purely exploratory for me," the strip has already been bought by an unprecedented 180 newspapers.

Allen has friends among the mighty and access to the most privileged. Last year, for example, he escorted Betty Ford to a Martha Graham dance benefit. "We're just good friends," he cracked at the time of his date with the President's wife. (Now he finds Jimmy Carter the "far superior" candidate.)

By any measurement Woody Allen is Walter Mitty, whose fantasies have only to be named to come true. Yet Woody glumly describes himself as "a neurotic personality prone to depressions and anxieties all the time." After 20 years of Freudian psychoanalysis he has succeeded only in reducing his sessions from five to three a week. "I cannot conceive of living without it," he groans, "but it hasn't helped as much as I'd hoped. In the normal things that trouble everybody—meeting new people, crowds, shyness, human relationships—I haven't made much progress at all."

Even if Woody's minuscule self-image is just another shtik, it's one that no one believes except possibly himself. Allen's friends are unanimously devoted to him. His acting company has worked for him so often it has become an identifiable ensemble. "The most revealing thing," says cartoonist Joe Marthen, who draws Allen's new strip, "is that Woody chooses not to wield the incredible power he has when he works with other people."

In addition to his self-protective humor ("It keeps me from getting too emotional about things"), Allen's defenses against a threatening world include a wimpy rain hat he pulls down over his ears, a nebbish's slouch and a mournful countenance—creating in sum a Chaplinesque getup which has the inevitable effect of attracting more laughs. "It happens all the time," he says, "when I'm playing clarinet [which he does for relaxation at a Manhattan club] or even when I'm just walking down the street."

These days Woody is editing his latest film, a yet untitled "funny and engrossing love story" (as he previews it) co-starring his former lover Diane Keaton and, among others, Paul Simon. "I'll see the film first," he explains, "and then pick a title." That may be the only time Woody sees it, since he never watches his movies after editing. "It would only depress me. I'd say, 'Ohhh, I've screwed up a brilliantly funny concept.' I'd just want to die."

Success, of course, just increases the burdens of Allen's gelt-ridden existence. So while he inhabits an understatedly elegant apartment, decorated with Oriental rugs, Picasso prints and leather-bound books, Woody himself is a study in genteel shabbiness. He is (as only the rich can be) blissfully ignorant of finances, claiming "I haven't cashed a check or been inside a bank in 10 years." Instead he's attended by an accountant and a live-in cook, as well as patient friends who keep him in pocket change.

Allen rises at 6 a.m. these days and whirs maniacally into a schedule that includes, in addition to moviemaking, two hours of daily clarinet practice, tennis twice a week and buying sprees at book and record shops (to hunt down albums by jazz favorites like King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton). He neither smokes nor drinks nor drives (relying on a limousine) and is turned off by drugs.

Predictably, Woody's frenetic routine has burned all but 120 pounds off his emaciated, 5'6" frame, despite a diet that would throw a sumo wrestler into insulin shock. "I have jelly for breakfast, chocolate bars and cakes with lunch and tons of pie for dinner," he boasts. "I never gain weight. My skin doesn't break out either."

Notwithstanding the remembered agonies of adolescence, Woody is still friends with his parents, a retired jewelry engraver and a bookkeeper, who raised him as Allen Stewart Konigsberg in Brooklyn's Flatbush district. The real question, of course, is how can Mr. and Mrs. Konigsberg forgive their son for one-liners like these: "I was breast-fed on falsies...When I was kidnapped my parents snapped into action; they rented out my room...They believed equally in God and carpeting...This gold watch was sold to me by my grandfather on his deathbed." It is, according to Woody, "just funnier to lean on the dismal side of growing up."

Even as a student "in a school for emotionally disturbed teachers," Woody began mailing in gags to Walter Winchell for a couple of bucks a week. Eventually he made the credits as a $1,700-a-week TV writer for Sid Caesar, Garry Moore and Jack Paar. His movie career began in 1965 when he wrote and co-starred with Peter Sellers in What's New, coochiecat? Along the way Allen's first marriage to a student named Harlene Rosen (she was 17, he was 19) cracked up. Harlene later sued Woody when his nightclub act included such first-wife zingers as "The Museum of Natural History took her shoe and, based on the measurement, they reconstructed a dinosaur."

Postmarital relations are better between Woody and Louise (Mary Hartman) Lasser, who were divorced in 1969 after 11 years together. They are regularly in touch by phone, and Woody praises Louise as "a formidable girl, witty and intelligent, who I knew would make it, even then." Likewise he and Diane Keaton still work well after their 1972 decision that "it wasn't the greatest idea to live together any more."

Woody will admit now only to "dating around" and living with girls for stretches ranging from "two days to two weeks—if you call that living together." Could he possibly have mellowed from the days when his movies rated horniness as a human malaise second only to bubonic plague? "I try to have sex only with women I like a lot," Woody explains solemnly. "Otherwise I find it fairly mechanical." (He has little interest in family life: "It's no accomplishment to have or raise kids. Any fool can do it.")

He goes on: "I'm open-minded about sex. I'm not above reproach; if anything, I'm below reproach. I mean, if I was caught in a love nest with 15 12-year-old girls tomorrow, people would think, yeah, I always knew that about him." Allen pauses. "Nothing I could come up with would surprise anyone," he ventures helplessly. "I admit to it all."

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