WOODY ALLEN’s longtime marriage to Soon-Yi Previn has exploded under the weight of renewed allegations he molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, a source tells The ENQUIRER exclusively.
The once-happy 16-year union is now rocked by ugly fights and may be on the brink of collapse, the insider says.
“Soon-Yi is in a fury,” revealed a source close to the 78-year-old director.
“She’s been at Woody’s throat and he can’t seem to do anything to calm her down.
“They have been arguing over Dylan’s accusations, and it’s turned them against each other.”
Dylan, 28, went public with her sensational accusations in a scathing Feb. 1 “New York Times” article, claiming Woody had molested her in 1992 when she was 7 years old – but the showbiz legend has furiously denied the accusations just as he did when his ex-partner Mia Farrow first accused him in the early 1990s.
An official investigation at the time cleared Woody, but his recent Academy Award nomination apparently sparked Dylan’s devastating attack.
Woody and Soon-Yi, 43, who wed in December 1997, have two adopted teen daughters – and they, too, have been rocked by the renewed bitterness.
“Both have heard the rumors at school,” said the source, “and now they’re asking a million questions.
“Meanwhile, Soon-Yi is completely horrified that these allegations are back in the news again.
“She’s demanded that Woody take legal action to get Mia and Dylan to stop.
“Instead, he reacts by lavishing money, gifts and shopping sprees on Soon-Yi to soothe her.”
But that’s apparently done nothing to calm Soon-Yi, who is stunned by the lurid details of the scandal that Dylan spelled out in her bombshell article.
She wrote: “I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set.
“Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies.”
Woody has stated that he believes Dylan was first turned against him by Mia during their bitter breakup and custody battle 21 years ago.
He said he believes manipulative Mia coached Dylan back then and is again using her as a pawn to smear him.
In his own “New York Times” article, Woody fired back: “Of course, I did not molest Dylan. I loved her and hope one day she will grasp how she has been cheated out of having a loving father and exploited by a mother more interested in her own festering anger than her daughter’s well-being.”
Ironically, Woody himself triggered a scandal when it was revealed back in 1992 that at the age of 56, he was intimately involved with Mia’s adopted daughter, 21-year-old Soon-Yi.
Now the insider fears Woody’s desperate damage control in the new scandal may have come too late to save his relationship with Soon-Yi.
“Old wounds have been reopened,” said the source, “and it’s tearing Woody and Soon-Yi apart.”