After shocking accusations of sexual molestation ignite fresh controversy embattled WOODY ALLEN’s lawyer takes the offensive.
The funnyman/film director has no plans to has no plans to take anyone to court after being boldly accused in a New York Times op-ed piece by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow of molesting her over 20 years ago, his lawyer said Tuesday, while claiming the accusations are merely implanted memories.
Even though Dylan, 28, believes it happened, it doesn’t make it true, Allen’s lawyer Elkan Abraowitz said on the TODAYshow.
Instead, he blamed Allen’s former long-time lover Mia Farrow for having convinced the then 7-year-old that Allen had molested her.
“In my view, she’s not lying,” Abramowitz said of Dylan. “She truly believes this happened.The idea that (Dylan) was molested was implanted by her mother, and that memory is never going to go away,” he added.
Abramowitz claimed the accusations of molestation first surfaced because Mia was furious at Allen for having started up a relationship with then 19-year-old Soon-Yi Previn in 1992 (The actress had adopted Soon-Yi with musician André Previn.) Allen and Soon-Yi wed five years later in 1997.
Allen, who lost custody and even visitation with Dylan after Mia took her allegations to authorities in 1992, has never been prosecuted for sexually abusing his daughter and has always maintained his innocence, RadarOnline.com reported.
Abramowitz said he also believes the renewed accusations tie in with Allen up for an Academy Award for his “Blue Jasmine” screenplay.
“Woody Allen is now riding fairly high,” he said. “I believed it revived the anger (Mia) has toward him.”
While it remains unclear if Dylan is actually planning any legal action, Allen’s lawyer doubts it..
“The case is over,” said Abramowitz. “There is no case.”