Woody Allen Answers Sexual Assault Claims … in 1992 (Video)

Allen said Mia Farrow called him weeks before the accusation and told him, “I have something very nasty planned for you”

The world awaits Woody Allen‘s response to renewed allegations that he molested his adopted daughter in 1992 — but Allen has already responded, during an interview that year in which he said Mia Farrow foreshadowed the event, telling him, “I have something very nasty planned for you.”

Dylan Farrow's blog post accusing Allen of sexually assaulting her in the family's Connecticut home has brought an outcry because it was the first time she personally detailed the claims. But there was little new about the allegations themselves, which first arose during a custody dispute between Allen and former girlfriend Mia Farrow, when Dylan Farrow was 7.

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During a 1992 “60 Minutes” interview, Allen gave a response he could just as easily offer today.

“A gigantic industry has been built on a total non-event, and when I say total non-event, I mean total non-event. It wasn't — it wasn't as if, you know, I tickled my daughter or something and much has been exaggerated. I'm saying nothing at all,” he said.

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Allen noted that he was alleged to have molested Dylan Farrow while in the middle of a feud with Mia Farrow. Allen and Farrow adopted the girl.

“I'm 57,” Allen told “60 Minutes.” “Isn't it illogical that I'm going to, at the height of a very bitter, acrimonious custody fight, drive up to Connecticut where nobody likes me in a house — I'm in a house full of enemies. I mean, Mia was so enraged at me and she had gotten all the kids to be angry at me, that I'm going to drive up there, and suddenly, on visitation, pick this moment in my life to become a child molester?

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“It's just — it's just incredible,” he said. “I could have — if I wanted to be a child molester, I had many opportunities in the past.  I could have quietly made a custody settlement with Mia in some way and done it in the future.  I mean — you know, it's so insane.”

Allen also said Mia Farrow hinted weeks before the allegations arose that she was plotting to hurt him.

“Several weeks before it happened, Mia called me on the phone and said, in the course of an argumentative phone call, she said, ‘I have something very nasty planned for you.’ And I said, ‘What are you going to do? Shoot me?'”

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He also said she told him, “You took my daughter, and I'm gonna take yours.” Allen's relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, Mia Farrow‘s daughter with Andre Previn, capsized his relationship with Farrow.

Allen's attorney said on “Today” this week that Dylan Farrow was a pawn of her mother, who had been “implanted” with a false memory at a young age.

The New York Times is in the midst of reviewing a piece written by Allen responding to the one Times columnist Nicholas Kristof posted from Dylan Farrow on his blog. In the meantime, we can consider what Allen said in 1992.

  • rose528

    does he have a tape of this so called phone message if not he is a pedophile and needs to be in prison

    • Volucre

      That's right, guilty until proven innocent.

    • Eugene Debs

      Because he doesn't have a tape he should go to jail?

    • Stuart W

      Appears the bloom is off the rose.

      Fortunately Woody has a life where he doesn't require being so paranoid as to record all his “conversations” on tape

    • Aborted Republican

      Mia is a psycho/Fatal Attraction type woman. I wouldn't put anything past a loved scorn b!tch!

  • Jj

    He never says no I didn't do it

    • Jean Morel

      “it wasn’t as if, you know, I tickled my daughter or something and much has been exaggerated. I’m saying nothing at all”

  • UrbanMan611

    I think it's quite clear that Ms. Farrow is one fked-up has-been who can't get over herself or the fact that Woody has moved on, has a happy, successful marriage and continues to be the creative genius he always was. I, for one, put no credence whatsoever in what she or her unfortunately twisted daughter has to say. If it were me, I'd sue those two for defamation and bleed them for every nickel they had. As for rose528 – get a life.

  • Judy

    I think it is quite clear that this man paraded around for 12 years pretending to be a “father” to Soon-Yi and finally was caught with nude pictures of her. After grooming her for 12 years (that's what pedophiles do) he married her and brainwashed her into adopting two more children to molest. Asking “what is the big deal, I married her didn't I?’
    Just because this old bug eyed pervert can make movies doesn't make him a nice gut. Look at one of his friends, Roman Polanski, another pervert who thinks he is innocent because it happened so long ago. Give me a break!