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No investigation of Woody Allen pending, Connecticut says

Published on Feb 4, 2014 6:33 AM
 
Director Woody Allen poses during the premiere of his film "Blue Jasmine" in Paris on Aug 27, 2013. State prosecutors in Connecticut do not have an open investigation of Woody Allen, a spokesman said on Monday, after the film-maker's adult adopted daughter renewed allegations that he sexually abused her at age 7. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - State prosecutors in Connecticut do not have an open investigation of Woody Allen, a spokesman said on Monday, after the film-maker's adult adopted daughter renewed allegations that he sexually abused her at age 7.

A prosecutor decided after an investigation in 1993 not to charge Allen, who has denied the allegations. Legal experts have said the statute of limitations on the case probably has run out.

"We have no pending investigation. If we were to receive a complaint, we would review it, as we do with any complaint, and take the appropriate action," Mr Mark Dupuis, a spokesman for Connecticut's Division of Criminal Justice, told Reuters.

A complaint would need to precede any criminal charges, Mr Dupuis added.

 
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