Woody Allen holds hands with wife Soon-Yi Previn after ‘hatchet job’ HBO doc


Woody Allen and wife Soon-Yi Previn put on a united front as they stepped out holding hands in New York City after they slammed the ‘hatchet job’ HBO documentary that re-examines a decades-old allegation that he molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker, 85, was spotted with his 50-year-old wife in Manhattan on Monday.

Soon-Yi clutched her husband’s hand and led the way after the couple emerged from their chauffeured Mercedes.

It came just hours after the couple attacked the HBO series Allen v. Farrow, which aired its first episode Sunday night, as a ‘hatchet job’ that is ‘riddled with falsehoods’. 

Allen also claims those behind the documentary ‘collaborated’ with his ex-wife Mia Farrow to produce the ‘hit piece’. Soon-Yi Previn, Allen’s current wife, is the adopted daughter from a previous marriage of Farrow, his onetime girlfriend.

Woody Allen and wife Soon-Yi Previn put on a united front on Monday as they stepped out holding hands in New York City

The Oscar-winning filmmaker, 85, was spotted with his 50-year-old wife in Manhattan on Monday

The Oscar-winning filmmaker, 85, was spotted with his 50-year-old wife in Manhattan on Monday

The series, which includes extensive interviews with Mia Farrow and Dylan Farrow, repeats their accusation that Allen sexually assaulted Dylan in 1992 when she was seven years old. Dylan is the adopted daughter of both Mia Farrow and Allen.

‘These documentarians had no interest in the truth,’ Allen’s representative said in a statement. 

‘Instead, they spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to put together a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods.

‘As has been known for decades, these allegations are categorically false. Multiple agencies investigated them at the time and found that, whatever Dylan Farrow may have been led to believe, absolutely no abuse had ever taken place.’ 

Allen claims that he and his wife were approached about the documentary less than two months ago and given ‘only a matter of days’ to respond.

The documentary’s producer Amy Herdy, however, claims she reached out as early as June 2018.  

The couple also suggested that HBO’s business dealings with his estranged son Ronan Farrow, who signed a multi-film production deal with HBO in 2018, are proof that the documentary is biased. 

‘It is sadly unsurprising that the network to air this is HBO – which has a standing production deal and business relationship with Ronan Farrow,’ Allen’s representative said. 

It came soon after the couple slammed the 'hatchet job' HBO documentary that re-examines a decades-old allegation that he molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow

It came soon after the couple slammed the ‘hatchet job’ HBO documentary that re-examines a decades-old allegation that he molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow

Soon-Yi clutched her husband's hand and led the way after the couple emerged from their chauffeured Mercedes

Soon-Yi clutched her husband’s hand and led the way after the couple emerged from their chauffeured Mercedes

The couple had earlier attacked the HBO series Allen v. Farrow, which aired the first episode on Sunday night, as a 'hatchet job' that is 'riddled with falsehoods'

The couple had earlier attacked the HBO series Allen v. Farrow, which aired the first episode on Sunday night, as a ‘hatchet job’ that is ‘riddled with falsehoods’

Ronan Farrow, left, posted this picture of he and his sister Dylan on Sunday as the HBO documentary aired. He said: 'Proud of my sister.'

Ronan Farrow, left, posted this picture of he and his sister Dylan on Sunday as the HBO documentary aired. He said: ‘Proud of my sister.’

‘While this shoddy hit piece may gain attention, it does not change the facts.’

Allen, the four-time Oscar-winning director of Annie Hall and other comedies, has repeatedly denied molesting Dylan. 

Allen declined to be interviewed for the docuseries, though excerpts from his 2020 memoir are cited as a contrast to the allegations. 

The film includes Allen’s voice as he narrates the audio book version of the memoir, called Apropos of Nothing. 

Allen has long asserted that Mia Farrow fabricated the molestation claim against him and planted them in Dylan’s mind after learning that Allen was having an affair with the actress’s then-22-year-old adopted daughter Soon-Yi, who Allen married.

Allen has never been arrested or prosecuted over the sexual abuse allegation, which was first made in 1993. 

It was investigated by state police in Connecticut, where Mia Farrow and her children lived. 

HBO has not commented on Allen’s statement.  

The documentary includes interviews and never-before-seen footage of the family in the years leading up to Allen and Farrow’s split and the director’s subsequent marriage to Farrow’s adopted daughter.

‘I remember struggling to breathe,’ Farrow said, recalling her reaction after she said she found a stack of Polaroid photos of Soon-Yi, who was a 21-year-old college student at the time, inside Allen’s New York City apartment on January 13, 1992.

Allen has long asserted that Mia Farrow fabricated the molestation claim against him and planted them in Dylan's mind after learning that Allen was having an affair with the actress's then-22-year-old adopted daughter Soon-Yi

Allen has long asserted that Mia Farrow fabricated the molestation claim against him and planted them in Dylan’s mind after learning that Allen was having an affair with the actress’s then-22-year-old adopted daughter Soon-Yi

Allen, the four-time Oscar-winning director of Annie Hall and other comedies, has repeatedly denied molesting Dylan. He did not participate in the documentary

Allen, the four-time Oscar-winning director of Annie Hall and other comedies, has repeatedly denied molesting Dylan. He did not participate in the documentary 

The documentary includes interviews and never-before-seen footage of the family in the years leading up to Allen and Farrow's split and the director's subsequent marriage to Farrow's adopted daughter Soon-Yi (pictured above on Monday)

The documentary includes interviews and never-before-seen footage of the family in the years leading up to Allen and Farrow’s split and the director’s subsequent marriage to Farrow’s adopted daughter Soon-Yi (pictured above on Monday)

Allen was 56 years old when he acknowledged having an affair with Soon-Yi. 

‘It was my own child,’ Farrow said of her reaction to seeing the pictures. 

Farrow said she took the photos and put them in her pocket and left Allen’s apartment.

‘I don’t think I could push the elevator button,’ she recalled. ‘I was just like shaking.’

Farrow said that she went back to her apartment with Ronan and then saw Soon-Yi at home.

‘I found the pictures,’ Farrow recalled telling Soon-Yi.

‘What pictures?’ Soon-Yi is said to have responded to Farrow.

‘The pictures that Woody took,’ Farrow said she replied.

Farrow said that they both broke down in tears. She tried to reassure her adopted daughter that it wasn’t her fault, according to the documentary.

‘She was just beside herself,’ Farrow said of Soon-Yi.

Mia Farrow, 76, is seen above during an interview with HBO as part of a four-part docuseries Allen v. Farrow. The premier episode aired on Sunday

Mia Farrow, 76, is seen above during an interview with HBO as part of a four-part docuseries Allen v. Farrow. The premier episode aired on Sunday

Farrow recalls her shock at discovering what she said were 'pornographic' photos of her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn (seen right) taken by Farrow's then-boyfriend, Woody Allen (left). Farrow found the photos in Allen's New York City apartment in January 1992, according to the documentary

Farrow recalls her shock at discovering what she said were ‘pornographic’ photos of her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn (seen right) taken by Farrow’s then-boyfriend, Woody Allen (left). Farrow found the photos in Allen’s New York City apartment in January 1992, according to the documentary

Pictured from left to right: Allen, Dylan, Ronan Farrow, Daisy Previn, Soon Yi Previn, and Moses Farrow with Mia on the far right

Pictured from left to right: Allen, Dylan, Ronan Farrow, Daisy Previn, Soon Yi Previn, and Moses Farrow with Mia on the far right 

A friend of Farrow interviewed in the documentary said that the actress was ‘forgiving’ of Soon-Yi because she felt that she was so young she would have ‘no idea how to resist [Allen’s] overtures.’

Soon afterward, Allen arrived at Mia Farrow’s apartment, according to the documentary.

‘Get out, get out!’ Farrow recalled telling her boyfriend. ‘You gotta get out.’ 

Earlier in the episode, Mia told the filmmakers of her relationship with Allen: ‘That’s the great regret of my life, that I wasn’t perceptive enough. 

‘It’s my fault.’

She added: ‘I brought this guy into my family. There’s nothing I can do to take that away.’

Mia also said she understood why many of Allen’s fans find it difficult to believe the explosive claims made against one of Hollywood’s most renowned directors.

‘I get why people can’t believe it because who on Earth could believe that of Woody Allen?’ Mia said. 

‘I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe it. Everybody admired Woody so much, loved him, and I did, too.’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk