Woody Allen's sister says CBS lied to him about interview


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Woody Allen's sister and business partner has spoken out against CBS for waiting to air his interview where he denies Dylan Farrow's allegation that he sexually abused her until now, when it was filmed in 2020, and putting behind a pay-wall. 

Allen was interviewed by CBS Sunday Morning to promote his autobiography last year. As part of the interview, he denied his adopted daughter's long-held allegation that he sexually assaulted her when she was seven. 

He has denies the allegation in the past but it was given new life by a HBO Max documentary that was released last month. 

CBS put Allen's interview on Paramount+ this week. They billed it as his first major interview in three decades. 

Now, Allen's sister Letty Aronson says the network misled them and 'lied' to them. 

'They lied to us month after month, finally breaking their word hat it would be about Woody’s career and new book and play with absolutely no controversy (we don’t do that on our Sunday Morning show),' she told showbiz blog Showbiz411. 

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July 2020: Woody Allen was interviewed by CBS Sunday Morning last year but the interview only surfaced this week on Paramount+, after the release of an HBO docu-series featuring Dylan Farrow 

Allen's interview on Paramount + on March 28. He thought, his sister says, it would air on CBS Sunday Morning 

Allen's sister Letty Aronson says the network misled them and 'lied' to them about where and when the interview would air

She also said it was not fair that the network is now charging subscribers for it when Allen himself 'isn't being paid'. 

Later, she told Variety: 'When the CBS morning show was taped we were told it was about his career and book. At that time nothing was said about doing a program with cutting back and forth concerning the absurd controversy. 

'It was on that basis that we agreed to do the show. It was only recently we found out that they were incorporating Dylan when it went on Paramount.' 

In the interview, Allen said that while he denies the allegations, he believes that Dylan believes them to be true. 

'I believe she thinks it,' Allen, 85, told CBS Sunday Morning reporter Lee Cowan.

'She was a good kid. I do not believe that she's making it up. I don't believe she's lying. I believe she believes that.

Allen was seen with his wife Soon-Yi Previn on Monday in Manhattan 

Allen and Soom-Yi. The 85-year-old was not wearing a mask

'It's so preposterous, and yet the smear has remained,' Allen said. 'And they still prefer to cling to if not the notion that I molested Dylan, the possibility that I molested her. Nothing that I ever did with Dylan in my life could be misconstrued as that.

'There was no logic to it, on the face of it. Why would a guy who's 57-years-old and never accused of anything in my life, I'm suddenly going to drive up in the middle of a contentious custody fight at Mia's country home (with) a 7-year-old girl. 

'It just – on the surface, I didn't think it required any investigation, even.' 

The second episode of Allen v. Farrow, which aired earlier this month, featured home video footage of then-seven-year-old Dylan accusing her adoptive father Allen of 'touching her privates'. 

Dylan alleges Allen touched her inappropriately on two occasions when the pair were alone.   

Dylan Farrow in Allen vs Farrow, a docu-series about her claims that Allen molested her when she was seven 

Dylan Farrow is asked on a 1992 video recording about what happened when she was alone with her adoptive father, Woody Allen

Allen and Farrow with their adopted daughter Dylan Farrow and biological son Ronan Farrow

According to the documentary, Allen was caught kneeling on the floor with his head buried in Dylan's lap in August 1992.  

The then-seven-year-old did not have any underpants on after the incident, Mia claims. 

A second alleged incident took place in the attic, after Allen asked his adopted daughter: 'What about some father-daughter time?'. 

In the video, Dylan, prompted by Mia, claims Allen touched her private parts while they were in the attic together. 

'He touched your front part?' Mia asks again, to which Dylan replies: 'yeah'.

In another part of the video Mia asks: 'Do you wanna tell me what things daddy said in the attic when you were in the attic?'

Dylan replies saying he had told her: 'Do not move, I have to do this.'