Dylan Farrow detonated an upcoming memoir of Woody Allen, the adoptive father who allegedly molested her as a child in the early 90s. Allen has repeatedly denied the allegations and has never been charged following two investigations.
In a statement he posted on Twitter on Monday, Farrow called the upcoming autobiography “deeply disturbing and an absolute betrayal of my brother, whose brave account, capitalized by Hachette, gave voice to numerous survivors of the sexual assault of powerful men. “. She claimed that she had never been contacted by fact checkers to verify any information.
“This provides yet another example of the profound privilege that power, money and notoriety offer. Hachette’s complicity in this should be called for what it is and they should answer for it, “he added.
Grand Central Publishing, an imprint of Hachette, announced on Monday that Allen’s memoir, “Apropos of Nothing”, would be released on April 7. Me too.
In a Tuesday Times statement, Farrow said the publisher “has no interest in verifying the facts”, thus allowing Allen to continue “perpetuating a false and harmful narrative”. He added that his published experience has been completely different. “Every word I published had to go through a glove of lawyers and fact controllers … The journalists I worked with have always tried to comment. It is a double naked standard. The extent to which Hachette passed to hide the existence of this book from myself and my brother Ronan shows that money, not truth, is their motivation. “
Grand Central described the book as “a comprehensive account of his life, both personal and professional, and describes his work in film, theater, television, night club and the press. Allen also writes about his relationships with family, friends and the loves of his life. “
Little, Brown and Co., a division of Hachette, released “Catch and Kill” last year, from Farrow’s brother journalist Ronan Farrow, who became one of Allen’s biggest critics. Farrow won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for reporting that he helped uncover allegations of sexual assault against movie tycoon Harvey Weinstein.
Farrow and her mother, actress Mia Farrow, have been driven away from Allen for years.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.