After several decades, Dylan Farrow, now an adult and a mother, has publicly addressed what she alleges happened to her when she was a young child- that Woody sexually molested her in an attic. Many people have shown sympathy and compassion towards Dylan and have called her” brave” for coming forward, including Girls producer, Laura Dunn. Most celebrities have remained mum on the subject ( just in case they may be offered a part in a future Woody film). Even the hot -headed, non- filtered Alex Baldwin said he would not dare involve himself in a family’s personal tragedy. That was smart and well said. It is indeed a personal family tragedy and only two people know for sure what happened in the attic or out of the attic for that matter- Dylan Farrow and Woody Allen.
So after six decades in the media, why would veteran TV host Barbara Walters stick her neck out to defend Woody? On the View she said she didn’t believe the allegations because she knows Woody personally and spent time with him and Soon Yi and they have a good marriage and everything is fine with their two girls, who have a great relationship with Woody.” In the first place, she doesn’t spend every moment with the couple, so she has no idea what kind of a marriage they have. After observing countless photos of Woody and Soon Yi my observation is that she is the submissive on in the relationship based on her body language. She is usually seen in in back of him or in front of him, never side by side.
One party should never usually seen on back or in front of another. In my view that is not a sign of a good marriage as I define it.
Happy couples should al be smiling when they are together and that isn’t usually the case when Woody and Soon Yi are photographed together.
in my View, the reason Barbara Walters stuck her nose into this land mine of a situation and stood up for Woody so publicly is simple. She wants a “get”. A “get” in journalism terms is that special interview that can make your career. In Walter’s case, she will be retiring soon, so what better way to leave an illustrious career than with a Woody Allen “get ” and high ratings. Who wouldn’t want to hear what Woody himself has to say. So if she makes nice nice to him on the air, he will feel comfortable having her interview him as he will feel he has an ally during the difficult interview process.
I don’t claim to know if Woody is telling the truth as he denied Dylan’s claims through a spokesperson. That does NOT add to his credibility in my view. A person who has been so maligned needs to speak up for themselves in my view and passionately shout their innocence from the highest media mountains.
There was another supporter of Woody who in an article in the Daily Beast warned everyone to not jump to conclusions as he made a case for Woody by essentially blaming Mia Farrow for instigating all of this and for being a “woman scorned. ” That appalled me. He said that Mia can never forgive Woody for leaving her and for being with Soon Yi.
Well whether you are a man or a woman, being with the daughter of your girlfriend or boyfriend is not right under any circumstances. Worse is that Mia found naked photos of Soon Yi on Woody’s mantle. This means they were having an affair right under her nose. The author then rationalizes that these were two consenting adults.
This is the ugliest betrayal. Soon Yi was a sheltered child, even if she was 19. She was not worldly, having traveled independently around the world. She apparently did not have lot of friends and wasn’t living on her own. In fact, Ronan Farrow, Soon Yi’s brother described her as troubled. If that is the case, then it seems logical to say that Woody may have very well taken advantage of troubled girl as many believe.
And when the author further rationalizes that Woody was technically not her father or a father figure and that Andre Previn was her father, he is living in an illusion as far as I am concerned. Here is a reality check. Any adult that is dating your mother and any adult that is in your life everyday, whether they share the same apartment with you or not, takes on the role of some type of parent figure. Woody was not a peer. He was decades older than her and knew perfectly well what she was doing. Even if she was the instigator, he needed to put a stop to his. The least he could have done was broken up with Mia and waited a while to date soon Yi instead of doing it behind Mia’s back or under her nose.
So who would’t feel scorned and betrayed if the person whom you loved and spent all of your time and whom you considered A major part of your family, even posing for family shots if you found naked pictures of your child – adopted or not, in their house. That in my view is one of the the most Toxic things that could happen to a person and is unforgivable no matter how much time has passed.
Below are photos of Dylan Farrow as a child. She does NOT look happy or very comfortable around Woody as you can see.
This is not the photo of a smiling and happy child.
She looks miserable in this photo which her upset knitted brow.
Here the little girl shows her hands positioned in a fist-like claw position which means she is not happy. The expression on her face also reflects her unhappiness.
This does NOT look like a little girl who is happy being in the arms of her father. As he leans towards her, she is seen with and upset furrowed brow.
Practically every photo that I looked at of Dylan and Woody together showed me the same thing. Woody had a very unhappy unresponsive disconnected child around him.
Now I don’ t know if he did or did not molest her during these years or any years for that matter, but I can tell you she did not seem to be too thrilled whenever she was around him as a child.
Now you may ask what about his relationship with the daughters in his new family? To me they too don’t seem happy around Woody or connected to him either.
In an earlier photo of Woody and daughters from his new family with Soon Yi, the daughter on the left seems to be pulling away from him while the one in back trails behind.
As they got older and he tried some PDA , his daughters were not reciprocating. Look at the feet of both daughters. Both of their heels are off the ground. That means that they can’t wait to gets way from him. The doughtier on the left, Manzi has her hand between her and Woody and hand in an angry fist like posture in order to keep her distance from him and block him. The daughter on the right, Bechet, has her arms crossed in front of her to block Woody’s clearly unwanted affection. Her jaw looks tense and she is not happy.
Now we can really see doughtier Bechet on the right’s angry expression. She cannot stand being hugged by Woody here. Both of her heels are off the ground which means she wants to rum a away. She wants to leave his awkward embrace as she clearly feels very uncomfortable. Manzi, the other daughter has her shoulder up which is literally giving the “cold shoulder” to Woody’s unwanted embrace.
Recently, his same daughter, Bechet seen above is clearly disconnected from Woody as he speaks to her and she completely ignores him. Watch this interview by TMZ when Woody is asked about the sexual allegations made by Dylan. Observe his awkward exchange with Bechet. http://www.tmz.com/2014/02/02/woody-allen-dylan-farrow-child-molestation-knicks-game/ It is as though he is talking to a stinger who doesn’t know him.
Look at t how Bechet completely turns her back on her dad. What was interesting is that she turned her back on her dada just as soon as the subject of Dylan’s letter was mentioned by the TMZ reporter. That struck me as very odd behavior.