Posts tagged "woody allen"

Lena Dunham Takes Down Woody Allen’s Onscreen “Perv” Behavior

At the Power of Story: Serious Ladies panel at Sundance, in which Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Kristen Wiig, and Jenji Kohan discussed life as female artists, Dunham brilliantly pointed out the obvious regarding Woody Allen's repeated onscreen "perv" behavior. Dunham is frequently taking the heat for the screw-ups of her "Girls" character…
By: Claire Hannum / January 26, 2015

Amazon’s New Woody Allen Show Would Be A Bad Idea Even If He Wasn’t A Pedophile

As news broke yesterday that Amazon Studios brokered a deal with controversial filmmaker and alleged pedophile Woody Allen to create a TV series for the fledgling streaming network, perhaps no one encapsulated the reaction better than Allen himself. "My guess is that Roy Price will regret this."…
By: Beejoli Shah / January 14, 2015

Dylan Farrow Will Model In A Charity Event For Sexual Abuse Survivors

Dylan Farrow will model in a charity event on Friday night in Connecticut to support survivors of sexual abuse through organization called Jane Doe No More. The usually-private Farrow wrote a piece in the New York…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2014

Lena Dunham Weighs In On Woody Allen Molestation Accusations & Jamie Lynn Spears’ Wedding Got Kinda Weird

Lena Dunham said something smart (again) about Dylan Farrow's accusations against Woody Allen: "I'm decidedly pro-Dylan Farrow and decidedly disgusted with Woody Allen's behavior. But for me, when people go through his work and come through it for references to child molestation, that's not the fucking point. I'm not comfortable living…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2014

Scarlett Johansson Calls Dylan Farrow’s Criticism “Irresponsible”

"I think it's irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on. That just feels irresponsible to me." I would like to pour Scarlett Johansson a big ol' glass of STFU for telling the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 17, 2014

Woody Allen’s NY Times Response To Dylan Farrow’s Molestation Allegations Is Arrogant, Repulsive & Full Of Distorted Information

Last night, The New York Times posted Woody Allen's response to daughter Dylan Farrow's allegations that he molested her as a child which, he writes, will be his final word on the matter. If it is, the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 8, 2014

Woody Allen May Respond To His Daughter’s Sexual Abuse Accusations In The New York Times

It's not that I don't think a human being who is accused of something does not have the right to respond or defend himself But the possibility that Woody Allen may use the New York Times op-ed page to respond to the sexual abuse allegations published on Sunday by his daughter Dylan Farrow…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 5, 2014

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 5, 2014

On Dylan Farrow, Being Triggered & Dealing With Trauma

I woke up the morning after feeling irritated, a clutching pain behind my eyes. Alert, but not wanting to do anything. There it was, that vague feeling of dis-ease, a familiar disconnection. It's difficult to admit how personally triggered I was by Dylan Farrow's open letter in The New York Times. I would rather…
By: Melissa Petro / February 4, 2014

Stephen King Tweets About “Element Of Palpable Bitchery” In Post About Dylan Farrow’s Accusations

Yesterday, the writer Mary Karr tweeted a (fantastic) blog post from The New Inquiry about the sexual abuse accusations against Woody Allen by his daughter, Dylan Farrow. The piece addresses the assumption that Dyla…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 4, 2014

The Trouble With Alec Baldwin’s Response To Dylan Farrow’s Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Woody Allen

Late Saturday, The New York Times published an open letter written by Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, in which Farrow, for the first time in her own words, described the sexual abuse she allegedly…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 3, 2014

On Woody Allen, My Father & Darkness

(Trigger Warning: Discussion of incest and childhood sexual abuse.) The greatest gift my father gave me was a passion for art. As a pianist and composer with a Master’s degree in Musicology, he infused our home with creativity throughout my childhood. He encouraged me to find my own outlet; instead of sports teams and debate…
By: Anonymous / February 3, 2014

Cate Blanchett & Woody Allen’s Publicist Both Respond To Dylan Farrow’s New York Times Piece

“I mean, it’s obviously been a long and painful situation for the family, and I hope they find some sort of resolution and peace." Last night, the Santa Barbara Film Festival awarded Cate Blanchett the Outstanding Performer Of The Year Award for her role in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine." As she made her way into…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 2, 2014

Dylan Farrow Details Sexual Abuse Claims Against Woody Allen In Startling New York Times Open Letter

Today on NYTimes.com, Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, has penned an open letter about the abuse she alleges she endured as a child at the hands of Woody Allen. These abuse allegations first came to light in 1993, during the bitter custody battle between her mother and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 1, 2014

Ronan Farrow Slams Golden Globes For Their Tribute To Woody Allen

Well done, Ronan Farrow: the MSNBC host reminded us all that his estranged "father," Woody Allen -- c'mon, he looks like Frank Sinatra -- who received a tribute at last night's Golden Globes ceremony, was accused molesting Ronan's sister, Dylan, when she was seven-years-old. I guess Hollywood doesn't want to think about that part. (For…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2014

Ronan Farrow On Frank Sinatra Paternity Rumors: “I Appreciate How Hilarious It Is”

"You know, I wasn’t there, so I don’t have a lot more to offer than you. Of course, it is a distraction … But I take it in stride. Look, we all have, you know, our family histories to bear … so … You know, that story has been out there for years. It was somewhat surprising…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2013

Both Woody Allen & Frank Sinatra’s Widow Beg To Differ On Ronan Farrow Paternity Gossip

Frank Sinatra's widow Barbara Sinatra called the rumors that Ol' Blue Eyes fathered Ronan Farrow — instead of Woody Allen, long-presumed to be Ronan's dad — a "bunch of junk." A rep for Allen also told the AP the Vanity Fair article with Mia Farrow's comment that Ronan could "possibly" be Sinatra's son were…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 3, 2013

Mia Farrow’s Daughter Dylan Breaks Her Silence About Alleged Woody Allen Molestation

Mia Farrow's adopted daughter Dylan has spoken out in a new Vanity Fair article (the same one which revealed Mia's suspicion that Frank Sinatra might have fathered son Ronan) about the allegations that Woody Allen molested her as a child. "There’s a lot I don’t remember, but what happened i…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 2, 2013

Is Ronan Farrow Possibly Frank Sinatra’s Son?!

Call Jerry Springer! Or, you know, whichever A+ list Hollywood bigwig deals with such things. Mia Farrow has confessed that her hunky, brilliant son Ronan Farrow, thought to be the son of estranged husband/general asshole Woody Allen, miiight actually be Frank Sinatra's kid. Whoa.
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 2, 2013

Ronan Farrow, Woody Allen’s Estranged Son, Serves Up Epic Diss On Father’s Day

Just in case you are unclear about the sordid back story, Ronan Farrow is the 24-year-old biological son (who was accepted to Yale Law at 15) of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. Woody famously left Mia for their adopted daughter -- and Ronan's adopted sister -- Soon-Yi. I particularly like the fact that Mia retweeted…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 18, 2012
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