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Mia Farrow defends daughter following abuse claim

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Feb 04, 2014 | 3:13am EST

Actress Mia Farrow is standing by her adopted daughter Dylan Farrow following the publication of a blog in which she repeated allegations her father Woody Allen had abused her during childhood. Dylan, who was adopted by Allen and his now ex-wife Mia Farrow during their doomed marriage, wrote a piece published over the weekend (01-02Feb14) in which she reiterated the claims she made during the couple's custody battle in 1992. In the aftermath of the headline-grabbing blog, Allen's representatives once again maintained the director's innocence and insisted the claims were fabricated by Farrow, but the actress has now defended her daughter's actions. In a post on Twitter.com, Farrow writes, "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." Police investigated the alleged incident when Dylan first spoke about it in 1992, but no charges were filed. After reading the blog, Allen's attorney Elkan Abramowitz issued a statement which reads, "It is tragic that after 20 years a story engineered by a vengeful lover resurfaces after it was fully vetted and rejected by independent authorities. The one to blame for Dylan's distress is neither Dylan nor Woody Allen." The Annie Hall director's publicist Leslee Dart adds, "Mr. Allen has read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful. He will be responding very soon. At the time, a thorough investigation was conducted by court appointed independent experts. The experts concluded there was no credible evidence of molestation; that Dylan Farrow had an inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality... No charges were ever filed."

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