Soon-Yi Previn, the wife of Woody Allen, accused her estranged adoptive mother Mia Farrow of being abusive when Soon-Yi was a child. Previn defended Allen in an in-depth article published Sunday by New York magazine’s Vulture.
Previn said she decided to speak up after Dylan Farrow, Allen’s adopted daughter, repeated claims recently about Allen allegedly sexually abusing her when she was a child.
“I was never interested in writing a ‘Mommie Dearest,’ getting even with Mia — none of that,” Previn said. “But what’s happened to Woody is so upsetting, so unjust. [Mia] has taken advantage of the #MeToo movement and paraded Dylan as a victim. And a whole new generation is hearing about it when they shouldn’t.”
Previn, 47, describes a difficult relationship with Farrow, saying Farrow “wasn’t maternal to me from the get-go.” She says Farrow treated Soon-Yi and her adopted sisters, Lark and Daisy, like “domestics.”