Moses Farrow, the son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, defends his father — and claims his mother was abusive towards him and his siblings, a charge she previously denied — in a detailed new personal essay, titled “A Son Speaks Out,” posted online Wednesday.
In a statement to PEOPLE, Moses’ sister Dylan Farrow called his essay “an attempt to deflect from a credible allegation made by an adult woman, by trying to impugn my mother who has only ever been supportive of me and my siblings.”
“It’s easily disproven, contradicts years of his own statements, is beyond hurtful to me personally, and is part of a larger effort to discredit and distract from my assault,” she continued. “My brother is a troubled person. I’m so sorry he’s doing this.”
Moses, who was adopted from South Korea as a toddler by Mia and then also adopted by Allen in 1991, was 14 when allegations exploded during Woody and Mia’s bitter 1993 custody dispute that Woody molested Moses’ 7-year-old sister Dylan. The claim was investigated, but Allen was not charged, and for decades the director,