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Woody Allen's son blasts Mia Farrow over renewed abuse claims

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Feb 05, 2014 | 8:59am EST

Mia Farrow's son has sensationally accused the actress of poisoning her children against Woody Allen following his sister's renewed claims she was molested by the director. Dylan Farrow reignited the scandal in a piece written for the New York Times over the weekend (01-02Feb14) in which she detailed the alleged abuse she suffered at his hands as a seven year old in the early 1990s. The claim, which Allen's representatives have strenuously denied, was initially voiced as part of the former couple's bitter custody battle, and the director's son Moses has now spoken out in defence of his father. Moses claims his estranged mother turned her children against the moviemaker after he began a relationship with the actress' teenage adopted daughter Soon-Yi. He tells People magazine, "My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister. 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. "Of course Woody did not molest my sister. 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 has responded to her brother's claims, telling the publication, "This is such a betrayal to me and my whole family. My memories are the truth and they are mine and I will live with that for the rest of my life." Moses fell out with his mother several years ago, and has since grown close to Allen and Soon-Yi, who wed the filmmaker in 1997. Dylan's original claims were investigated after they surfaced in 1992, but no charges were ever filed.

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