Michael Wolff: Dylan Farrow’s Letter Accusing Woody Allen Is Just Publicity For Ronan And Mia

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“The larger context for this rehashed scandal is not a pattern of abuse or the ongoing dysfunctions of a celebrated family but rather the demands of a publicity rollout”

Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Wolff posted a column in The Guardian on Monday questioning the validity of Dylan Farrow’s open letter in the New York Times detailing allegations of sexual abuse by Woody Allen, saying the family is merely staging a PR coup.

“The larger context for this rehashed scandal is not a pattern of abuse or the ongoing dysfunctions of a celebrated family but rather the demands of a publicity rollout,” Wolff sniped. “Twenty-one years after the event – all parties long quiet – a story is revived. It is an old scandal for a new generation.”

Wolff expressed his belief that Dylan’s letter is a culmination of a several-months long campaign by Mia Farrow to celebritize herself and her son Ronan, who is a rising media star with a new show on MSNBC. He claims Allen was exonerated of the charges in 1992.

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“The impetus seems to be to establish Mia Farrow as a celebrity activist worthy of the world stage, and, as well, to launch a public career for her son Ronan,” Wolff wrote.

Wolff goes on to accuse “Girls” star Lena Dunham of being an accessory to this alleged publicity campaign, doubting her sincerity when she sent a tweet of support to Dylan. The Newser editor-in-chief sees this as a type of Twitter quid-pro-quo.

“If you tweet for me; I’ll tweet for you,” he writes. “Everybody is at work here. Everybody is someone else’s instrument. Everybody is promoting something.”

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