(Reuters) — Woody Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, on Saturday (February 1) revisited her sexual abuse claim against the filmmaker in a letter on the website of the New York Times, as she questioned his acclaim in Hollywood.
The revival of the accusation against Allen comes just ahead of this year’s Oscar Awards, where the 78-year-old filmmaker is nominated for best original screenplay for his drama “Blue Jasmine” starring Cate Blanchett.
At the time of their break up, Mia Farrow accused Allen of abusing Dylan, who had been adopted by Allen. The letter from Dylan Farrow on the blog of New York Times journalistNicholas Kristof marks the first time she has written publicly about the allegations. (Letter: http://r.reuters.com/ryn56v)
Kristof had previously written a column about the case and wrote on his blog that Allen “deserves the presumption of innocence” but that it was “time for the world to hear Dylan’s story in her own words.”
Representatives for Allen did not return calls or emails seeking comment on Saturday.
Last month, Mia Farrow’s son Ronan Farrow, the brother of Dylan and the estranged son ofWoody Allen, posted on Twitter a critical comment of Allen and the Golden Globes, which had honored the filmmaker with a lifetime achievement award.
Allen won Oscars for best director and best screenplay for his 1977 classic romantic comedy film “Annie Hall,” and again took Oscars for his screenplays for the comedies “Hannah and Her Sisters” from 1986 and “Midnight in Paris” from 2011.
He married Soon-Yi Previn in 1997.