In the accusations against Woody Allen- by Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, alleging he molested her when she was only 7 – we have heard from Mia, Dylan, Ronan and Woody himself but never from the woman who Mia adopted as a 6 year old child and who eventually would marry her adoptive mother’s boyfriend. Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of actress Mia Farrow and musician André Previn, and the wife of filmmaker Woody Allen – whom she started a relationship with when her mother was still in a relationship with him-
Silence is not consent and in a lengthy interview published on the New York Magazine we hear for the first time from the now 47 year old who has kept silent for over 20 years.
What she says in this interview about her childhood memories is similar to what her 40 year old therapist brother Moses, wrote recently in a blog .They both claim that their mother had an awful temper and an abusive behaviour. She goes as far as claiming she couldn’t “come up with a pleasant memory” of her childhood with Mia.
This is what Ronan Farrow had to say about the interview:
If both Ronan and Dylan Farrow believe they are telling the truth, so do Moses Farrow and Soon-Yi Previn. We are living in times of social media trials, just because she has kept quiet and has never given her side of the story, it doesn’t mean what she has to say is not valuable or truthful . Soon-Yi Previn admits she understands how hurtful her mother must have felt when she found out about the affaire with her mum’s then boyfriend. A very awful situation by all means. On the other hand, to their credit , they have enjoyed a very solid marriage for over 20 years now. This, regardless of the horrendous situation when it all started.
Allen was never charged in relation to Dylan’s accusations, which she first made during his break -up from Mia in 1992. However, a Connecticut prosecutor said there was probable cause for a criminal case.The truth of what went on will never be known which surely must make it extremely sad for all involved. Previn has finally told her version of the truth after years of people speaking for her. As such, she has a right to her truth.
The famous Hollywood producer Robert Evans used to say that there are three sides to every story: Your side, my side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each differently. In the case of this family, the objective truth will never be known.