Allen v Farrow: Controversial Woody Allen documentary featuring Dylan Farrow’s abuse claims to air on Sky
Written by Hitmix News on 4 March 2021
A documentary exploring claims filmmaker Woody Allen molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was a child has had its UK release confirmed.
Following its showing in the US, Allen v Farrow will premiere on Sky Documentaries on Monday 15 March.
Image: The four-time Oscar-winner and his wife say the allegations are ‘categorically false’
The 85-year-old director has been critical of the HBO production which features his ex-wife Mia Farrow, as well as his accuser, Dylan.
She alleges Allen, 85, abused her in 1992 when she was seven years old. The decades-old allegations have always been denied by Allen.
Image: Allen pictured with Mia Farrow, toddler Dylan and baby Ronan in 1988
The four-part programme also contains new material such as interviews with relatives, investigators, witnesses and family friend Carly Simon.
Allen has been critical of the programme’s content, calling it a “hatchet job” and a “shoddy hit piece”.
While he does not participate, audio excerpts of his memoir, Apropos Of Nothing, are used in the programme.
Allen and his wife, Soon-Yi Previn – who was also one of his adopted children – issued a statement saying its makers had been “collaborating with the Farrows” for years but only approached them for comment with “days to respond”.
Image: Dylan Farrow claims she was molested by Allen when she was seven. Pic: AP
Meanwhile, Dylan Farrow thanked people for an “outpouring of support” after the first episode of the documentary aired in the US and shared a link to a group that helps sexual abuse survivors on Twitter.
Thank you to everyone for their kind words, the outpouring of support means more to me than I can say ️ Speaking the truth is so difficult, but I hope any fellow survivors who watched last night know they are not alone. The truth is something that cannot be changed.
— Dylan Farrow (@RealDylanFarrow) February 22, 2021
Now a writer, the 35-year-old wrote: “Speaking the truth is so difficult, but I hope any fellow survivors who watched last night know they are not alone. The truth is something that cannot be changed.”
Allen has long said Mia Farrow made up the claim 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 Previn, now his wife.
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The Annie Hall director has never been arrested or prosecuted over the allegation, first made in 1993.
Allen v Farrow premiers on Sky Documentaries and NOW TV on Monday 15 March at 9pm. It will also be available on demand and on NOW TV.