Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Famous Ephebophile: Woody Allen Part 2

Dylan Farrow and Woody Allen

I wrote about Woody Allen in The Allure of Nymphets. For example, I wrote that has made a number of movies with the theme of ephebophilia e.g. 

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) 
Whatever Works (2009) 
Husbands and Wives (1992) 
Manhattan (1979) 

Deconstructing Harry (1997) 

And I briefly wrote about his affair with, Soon-Yi, his 19-year-old adopted Korean step-daughter. 

However, I didn't mention that Allen was accused of molesting Dylan, his adopted daughter. Allen was accused by Dylan and Mia Farrow, Allen's ex-wife, of molesting Dylan when she was 2 and 7-years-old. 

Here are some low-lights from the 33-page decision from the presiding judge in the case:

When Allen met Farrow she had three biological and three adopted children. One of whom was ten-year-old Soon-Yi.

Allen and Farrow met in 1980 and "[u]ntil 1985, Mr. Allen...viewed her children as an encumbrance. He had no involvement with them" Allen even had a separate residence on the opposite side of Manhattan.

After unsuccessfully trying to have a child together, Allen allowed Farrow to adopt Dylan, a newborn, in 1985.

Eventually, Woody warmed up to Dylan; however, according to Dylan and Farrow, Woody warmed up to Dylan too much. For example, when Dylan was 2-years-old, Farrow told Allen "[you] look at her in a sexual way. You fondled her...You're all over her. You look at her when she's naked."

Then in 1990, 19-year-old Soon-Yi asked Woody if she could attend a Knicks' game with him. Soon-Yi "opened up" to Woody (no pun intended) after attending several basketball games and in 1991 after she enrolled in Drew College, Allen and Soon-Yi began speaking regularly on the phone.

And in January of 1992, Farrow found six graphically nude photographs (e.g. "legs spread apart") of Soon-Yi on a mantelpiece in Allen's apartment.

Needless to say, Farrow was distraught over Allen and her (adopted) daughter's affair.

Subsequently, in August of 1992 Allen was accused of touching Dylan's private parts with his finger in the attack of Farrow's Connecticut home, but denied the charges.

Only God knows if Allen is a pedophile, but clearly he's a ephebophile. But like I wrote in a previous post, it's surprising that Allen didn't use his fame to marry a nymphet à la J.D. Salinger, Elvis, and  Bradley Cooper instead of marrying his wife's (adopted) daughter. 

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