'Allen v. Farrow': A timeline of abuse of allegations surrounding Hollywood filmmaker Woody Allen

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For years, the relationship fixed by Woody Allen’s then-7-year-old adopted girl Dylan Farrow successful the days pursuing August 4, 1992, erstwhile she says helium sexually assaulted her, has been cardinal to her lawsuit against him.

The specialists who heard the child’s relationship past and successful aboriginal years person been divided connected whether it was credible oregon whether it was coerced by her adoptive mother, Mia Farrow. But the nationalist has lone heard Dylan, arsenic an adult, recount what she told her parent astir 30 years ago.

Now Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick’s four-part documentary, ‘Allen v. Farrow’, which premiered Sunday connected HBO (and streams connected HBO Max), volition for the archetypal clip see video footage of Dylan, recorded by her mother, describing what happened to her conscionable days aft she said Allen molested her.

The movie is the latest improvement successful a lawsuit that has been debated for astir 30 years. It made headlines again successful 2014 erstwhile Allen received a beingness accomplishment grant astatine the Golden Globes — and Dylan Farrow wrote an unfastened letter, posted by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, recounting her communicative successful item successful response.

Then, successful September 2018, New York mag published a lengthy interrogation with Soon-Yi Previn, her archetypal extended remarks connected her narration with Allen, who began to day her mother, Mia, erstwhile Previn was a young girl. Allen and Previn began a romanticist narration successful 1991, erstwhile Previn was 21.

Allen has agelong denied assaulting his girl and argued that Mia Farrow coached Dylan to accidental she had been assaulted aft discovering that helium and Previn were having an affair.

This timeline highlights important dates and developments successful the communicative that has its roots successful the 1970s.


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Mia Farrow and her husband, Andre Previn, follow Soon-Yi Previn from Korea; she is believed to beryllium astir 7 years old.


Woody Allen and Farrow are introduced astatine Elaine’s, the Manhattan restaurant, and aboriginal statesman a relationship.


Farrow adopts a babe girl, Dylan, who was calved successful Texas.

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Farrow and Allen person a son, Ronan. Farrow would aboriginal suggest successful a 2013 Vanity Fair interrogation that Frank Sinatra whitethorn person been his father.

December 1991

Allen adopts Dylan and Moses Farrow, 1 of Mia Farrow’s sons, whom she adopted successful 1980. Allen, who is 56, begins an matter with Farrow’s 21-year-old daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, astir this time.

January 13, 1992

Farrow discovers nude photographs of Previn successful Allen’s apartment. He aboriginal testifies successful tribunal that helium thought the matter would stay secret.

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August 1, 1992

With the matter betwixt Allen and Previn continuing, Farrow calls Susan Coates, a scientist who had been helping the family, and describes Allen arsenic “satanic and evil” and begs her to “find a mode to halt him.”

August 4, 1992

According to Dylan Farrow, Allen abused her that day, touching her genitalia. She was 7 astatine the time. She elaborate her accusation successful January 2018 connected CBS This Morning: “I was taken to a tiny attic crawl abstraction successful my mother’s state location successful Connecticut by my father. He instructed maine to laic down connected my tummy and play with my brother’s artifact bid that was acceptable up. And helium sat down maine successful the doorway, and arsenic I played with the artifact train, I was sexually assaulted As a 7-year-old I would say, I would person said helium touched my backstage parts....”

August 13, 1992

Allen sues Farrow successful New York authorities tribunal for custody of Ronan, Dylan and Moses Farrow.

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August 17, 1992

Allen releases a connection confirming his narration with Previn, saying it is “real and happily each true.” The aforesaid day, Connecticut authorities constabulary denote that they are investigating Allen. The focus: the allegations that helium molested Dylan.

August 18, 1992

Allen makes a nationalist quality to accidental helium is “saddened” by the kid maltreatment allegations and calls them “false” and “outrageous.”

March 18, 1993

After a seven-month enquiry by a squad of kid maltreatment investigators astatine Yale-New Haven Hospital, Allen’s lawyers accidental helium has been cleared of molesting Dylan Farrow. Mia Farrow’s ineligible squad calls the confidential study “incomplete and inaccurate.” The report, which was commissioned by Connecticut instrumentality enforcement, was ne'er officially released, but media outlets reported immoderate of its contents.

March 19, 1993

The custody proceedings begins. Allen takes the basal and describes the disintegration of his narration with Mia Farrow. He testifies that she threatened him successful telephone calls and flew into rages successful beforehand of the children aft the 2 started falling out.

March 25, 1993

Farrow takes the stand. She goes into item astir what Dylan told her the erstwhile summer. She says she disquieted that Allen had a intersexual attraction to Dylan from erstwhile she was 2 years old.

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May 3, 1993

A sworn connection from John M. Leventhal, the doc who led the Yale-New Haven team, is released to the public. It theorises that Dylan was emotionally unstable and coached by Farrow to impeach Allen. The Yale-New Haven squad interviewed Dylan 9 times and said she changed details passim the interviews; Leventhal said successful his connection that helium had interviewed her, but Vanity Fair reported years aboriginal that helium had not.

June 7, 1993

Allen loses the custody battle. Acting Justice Elliott Wilk of the authorities Supreme Court says Allen is “self-absorbed, untrustworthy and insensitive.” He denies Allen visitation rights with Dylan.

September 24, 1993

Frank Maco, a authorities lawyer successful Connecticut, announces that portion helium has “probable cause” to prosecute Allen, helium volition diminution to property charges to spare Dylan the trauma of a trial. Maco says helium believes that Dylan had been molested.

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December 23, 1997

Allen marries Previn.

Allen gives a agelong interrogation to Time magazine’s Walter Isaacson recounting his narration with Soon-Yi — “The bosom wants what it wants,” helium says — and again denies the allegations by Dylan and Mia Farrow.

June 17, 2012

After years of comparatively small quality sum of Allen and Mia and Dylan Farrow, Ronan Farrow posts connected Twitter: “Happy father’s time — oregon arsenic they telephone it successful my family, blessed brother-in-law’s day.”

November 2013

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Dylan Farrow goes connected the grounds for the archetypal clip successful an interrogation with Vanity Fair. She is 28 present and describes receiving entreaties from Allen from erstwhile she was 18. She says of the alleged maltreatment by Allen: “There’s a batch I don’t remember, but what happened successful the attic I remember. I retrieve what I was wearing and what I wasn’t wearing.”

January 12, 2014

In effect to Allen receiving a beingness accomplishment grant astatine the Golden Globes, which Diane Keaton accepted connected his behalf, Ronan Farrow posts connected Twitter: “Missed the Woody Allen tribute — did they enactment the portion wherever a pistillate publically confirmed helium molested her astatine property 7 earlier oregon aft ‘Annie Hall’?”

February 1, 2014

Dylan Farrow writes an unfastened missive recounting her communicative successful detail, posted by Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.

February 4, 2014

After the letter, Mia Farrow posts connected Twitter: “I emotion my daughter. I volition ever support her. A batch of ugliness is going to beryllium aimed astatine me. But this is not astir me, it’s astir her truth.”

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February 5, 2014

In effect to Dylan’s unfastened letter, Moses Farrow defends Allen successful an interrogation with People magazine, saying Mia Farrow coached the children to hatred Allen. He says Dylan was ne'er molested and that Mia Farrow was a bully.

May 11, 2016

In a impermanent file for The Hollywood Reporter, Ronan Farrow writes astir the struggles Dylan faced successful getting her communicative retired and says helium believes Dylan’s account.

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October 2017

The New York Times, and past Ronan Farrow successful The New Yorker, people articles astir intersexual harassment, maltreatment and rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

Allen says helium feels “sad for Harvey” and warns against “a witch hunt atmosphere.” He aboriginal calls Weinstein “a sad, sick man.”

December 7, 2017

Dylan Farrow writes an op-ed for The Los Angeles Times: “Why has the #MeToo gyration spared Woody Allen?”

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January 2018

Colin Firth and Greta Gerwig accidental they would not enactment with Allen again. Mira Sorvino, who won an Oscar for Allen’s ‘Mighty Aphrodite’, rebukes him and expresses enactment for Dylan. Rebecca Hall and Timothee Chalamet, 2 stars of ‘A Rainy Day successful New York’, besides criticise him and donate their salaries from the movie to charity. Winslet, alluding to Allen, expresses “bitter regrets that I person astir mediocre decisions to enactment with individuals with whom I privation I had not.”

January 18, 2018

‘CBS This Morning’ airs the archetypal tv interrogation with Dylan Farrow, wherever she recounts the allegations. Allen again denies them.

September 16, 2018

New York mag publishes a agelong interrogation with Previn successful which she accuses Mia Farrow of harsh parenting and defends Allen, who sits successful connected parts of the conversation.

November 16, 2018

The Times publishes an interrogation with histrion Jude Law, who worked with Allen connected ‘A Rainy Day successful New York’, successful which helium says the shelving of the movie by the distributor, Amazon Studios, was a “terrible shame.” When asked astir the accusations against Allen, Law says helium does not privation to get progressive successful the conversation: “I conscionable don’t consciousness similar it was my spot to comment, and it’s excessively delicate a situation. I consciousness similar capable has been said astir it. It’s a backstage affair.”

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February 2019

Allen sues Amazon for canceling a $68 cardinal movie deal. (Amazon had backed retired amid renewed absorption connected Dylan’s allegations.) Weeks later, The Times reports that Allen is shooting a caller movie successful Spain, backed by Barcelona-based conglomerate Mediapro.

When asked wherefore it was moving with Allen aft Amazon had stopped doing so, Mediapro said successful a statement, “We person a 10-year narration with Mr. Allen and, similar each projects we produce, we justice the creator by its work.”

Novmber 9, 2019

Allen and Amazon settle; presumption are not disclosed.

March 2, 2020

Grand Central Publishing, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, announces that it volition people Allen’s memoir, ‘Apropos of Nothing’, connected April 7. The publication is described arsenic a broad relationship of his life, “both idiosyncratic and professional,” including details astir his relationships with “family, friends and the loves of his life.”

In a connection connected Twitter, Dylan Farrow harshly criticises Hachette, which had antecedently published Ronan Farrow’s publication ‘Catch and Kill’, which recounts however helium reported intersexual battle allegations against Weinstein. She calls the determination to people Allen’s memoir “an utter betrayal.”

March 5, 2020

Dozens of Hachette employees signifier a walkout successful protest. The adjacent day, Hachette announces it volition nary longer people ‘Apropos of Nothing’.

March 23, 2020

Allen’s publication is published by Arcade Publishing. In the book, helium again denies that helium sexually abused Dylan and calls the allegations “a full fabrication from commencement to finish.”

February 21, 2021

The HBO documentary ‘Allen v. Farrow’ makes nationalist for the archetypal clip the video footage from 1992 erstwhile Mia Farrow recorded Dylan, astatine property 7, reporting that Allen had sexually assaulted her.

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