Mia Farrow & Lena Dunham Speak Up In Support Of Dylan Farrow, While Brother Moses Farrow Supports Woody Allen

The reaction to Dylan Farrow’s New York Times article about sexual abuse she allegedly suffered as a young girl at the hands of Woody Allen has gotten even murkier this week. Mia Farrow, 28-year-old Dylan’s mom, and Lena Dunham have both voiced their support. But Moses Farrow, one of Mia’s other adopted children, has publicly sided with his father, telling People magazine that Mia was “vengeful” and “drummed it into me to hate my father.”

Oh dear. 

Follow her daughter’s Times piece this weekend about Allen’s alleged sexual abuse, Mia tweeted support for Dylan:

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“I love my daughter. I will always protect her,” she tweeted. “A lot of ugliness is going to be aimed at me. But this is not about me, it’s about her truth.” (She also tweeted on Sunday, the day the Times piece was published, “I need a bunch of puppies.”)

Now another Farrow kid has weighed in with a completely different, condemnatory response. Dylan’s brother, Moses, who blasted his sister’s accusations and his mother in People. The 36-year-old is estranged from Mia and several of his siblings, while still remaining close to Allen and his wife Soon-Yi Previn (who is also Moses’ sister. This family.) He told People:

“My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister. And I hated him for her for years. I see now that this was a vengeful way to pay him back for falling in love with Soon-Yi. … Of course Woody did not molest my sister. She loved him and looked forward to seeing him when he would visit. …  I don’t know if my sister really believes she was molested or is trying to please her mother. Pleasing my mother was very powerful motivation because to be on her wrong side was horrible.”

Jesus, what an asshole. (Dylan Farrow told PEOPLE, in response to her brother’s comments, “My brother is dead to me.”) Does he really believe it’s his place to tell someone — his own sister — what happened to her? Not surprisingly, Moses Farrow’s comments are in lockstep with those made by Woody Allen’s lawyer, Elkan Abramowitz, on “The Today Show.” The lawyer called Dylan a “pawn” of Mia Farrow, claiming, “When you implant this story in a fragile seven-year-old’s mind, it stays there forever. It never goes away.”

I’m sorry, but I need to go take a shower now.

Last but not least, Lena Dunham weighed in on Twitter, addressing mens’ overblown fears of false accusations of rape and directing folks to RAINN.org for actual statistics on how little false rape claims happen.

Yeah. What Lena said.

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