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Woody Allen rejects 'untrue and disgraceful' sex abuse claims

Published on Feb 3, 2014 8:05 AM
 
US film director Woody Allen posing during a photocall for the French Premiere screening of Blue Jasmine, his latest movie in Paris on Aug 27, 2013. Allen hit back on Sunday at his adopted daughter's allegations of sexual abuse during her youth, calling them "untrue and disgraceful". -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Legendary film director Woody Allen hit back on Sunday at his adopted daughter's allegations of sexual abuse during her youth, calling them "untrue and disgraceful".

Dylan Farrow broke her silence for the first time Saturday on the alleged abuse, saying it started when she was as young as seven.

"He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother's electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me," Farrow, 28, wrote in an open letter on a New York Times blog.

The unproven allegations first emerged more than two decades ago in the aftermath of Allen's acrimonious split with Mia Farrow in 1992.

 
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