in Previous episode “Alan V. Farrow,” HBO Documentary Series After investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against his father, Woody Allen, the filmmakers introduced viewers to video footage of a 7-year-old Dylan explaining it to his mother.
Although the footage shot by Mia Farrow was not publicly released prior to this series, its existence has been the subject of controversy. Mr. Ellen’s colleagues saw this as evidence that Mia, Dylan’s mother, had coached Dylan. Others saw it as clear evidence that the allegations were true.
Episode 3 revisits this footage and delays investigations, court proceedings and family unrest.
Mr. Allen has long denied allegations of sexual abuse, and, after the first episode aired, a spokesman for him said the documentary “Was implicated with lies.”
The case is largely made up of police and court documents, most of which were never made public, including a detachment of more than 60 documents in a lawyer’s storage room.
A high-profile police inquiry
It was Dylan Farrow’s pediatrician who first reported his allegations on the officers, prompting an investigation by the Connecticut State Police and the New York City Child Welfare Administration. (Dylan Farrow said the sexual assault occurred in the attic of the family’s Connecticut Summer Home.)
In an extensive interview, Frank S., a state attorney in Connecticut. Maco says he intended to investigate the charge “quietly”, but Mr. Allen held a news conference at the Plaza Hotel, where he shared the news investigation. Mr Allen described the allegations as “vindictive and manipulative of innocent children for the purpose of self-serving”. He declares his love for Mia-Farrow’s daughter Soon-Previn, suggesting that these allegations were the result of ending Mia’s relationship.
“She was acting as a great woman, a trapped woman,” said Rosanna Scotto, a broadcast reporter.
With that narrative, Mr. Allen went on a media campaign, while Ms. Farrow remained relatively calm. She told the filmmakers that she is trying to establish some glimpses of normalcy for her children.
Yale-New Haven Report
Prosecutor Mr Maco said he asked the child abuse clinic at Yale-New Haven Hospital to evaluate Dylan Farrow to determine if taking a stand at trial would hurt him and whether there were any “obstacles” to him. Were they? The ability to testify – including “the ability to see, remember and relate”.
During the seven-month investigation, experts interviewed Dylan Farrow nine times, a number in which child abuse and legal experts point out that documentary filmmakers were excessive for the subject of a child.
“I repeat the story over and over,” Dylan Farrow says in the episode. “It was horrific and it was intense.”
The final report stated that Dylan Farrow’s statements contained “discrepancies” and that he “had difficulties separating fantasy from reality.” It was found that her accusers were “reinforced and encouraged” by her mother. The clinic shared the result with Mr. Allen and Mia Farrow without telling Mr. Maco, he said, and Mr. Allen announced the convictions at a press conference.
Later, During the custody battle between Mr. Allen and Ms. Farrow, the clinic’s director said in a statement that its practice was to destroy the notes; Experts interviewing Episode 3 say this is contradictory to the general trend in their area.
New york investigation
An inquiry by the Child Welfare Administration of New York City was being investigated by Paul Williams, who interviewed Dylan Farrow and found him credible.
Within two weeks of the investigation, Mr. Williams determined that there was enough information to open a New York-based criminal investigation, but he was told by superiors that in such high-profile cases, it was customary for “Big Wigs” “To take responsibility and to regulate welfare administration, as per the case record reviewed by the filmmakers.
Bruce Barron, an attorney for Mr. Williams, says in the documentary that at the time, his client would “not shut down” about the case at work, and was fired for insulting him. Mr. Williams sued the city for a shootout, with the argument that the city had suppressed information about the case; He won the court and got his job back.
Nearly 30 years ago, Woody Allen was accused of sexually abusing his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. A new documentary re-examined the case.
Upon looking through Mr. Williams’s case files, the filmmakers found notes about a conversation with Jennifer Sawyer, a social worker who interviewed Dylan Farrow for the Yale-New Haven Report. According to the notes, Ms. Sawyer told Mr. Williams that “she believed Dylan” and believed the child had “more to disclose”.
On August 13, 1992, nine days after the alleged sexual assault, Mr. Allen filed a lawsuit against Mia Farrow against her three children: Dylan Farrow, Moses Farrow and Ronan Farrow.
In a tapped phone call between Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, Ms. Farrow filed a lawsuit against her, alleging that she was an unfit mother, to which she replies, “And I’m going to make them stick.” Ms. Farrow pleaded with him to drop the case.
During the trial, which began in the spring of 1993, Mr. Allen testified that she believed Ms. Farrow had “brainwashed” her daughter and that she was not alone with Dylan the day she said He beat her up.
The judge eventually stated with Ms. Farrow, Mr. Allen displayed grossly inappropriate behavior towards Dylan and said “measures should be taken to protect her.” The judge called the Yale-New Haven report “sanitized”, considering the destruction of the notes and the team’s reluctance to testify at trial.
At the end of the episode, the filmmaker returns to footage of Dylan Farrow taken by his mother, and shows the child abuse experts analyzing the video for the documentary. At the custody trial, where the footage was recorded as evidence, Mr. Ellen said that Ms. Farrow had asked her daughter “in a leading manner about the molestation.”
But after viewing this footage, an interviewee from the documentary, Anna Salter, a child abuse expert and psychologist, said that Ms. Farrow did not make any “overt suggestions” in her question. Dr. Salter stated that Drs. Salter said that Mr. Allen removed his underpants. (Dylan replies that he didn’t.)
“From my point of view, what’s important is Dylan’s response: does she go with the suggestion?” Dr. Salter said. “But he is not.”
As Ms. Farrow says in a taped phone call between her and Mr. Allen, at the top of the episode: “Dylan’s a baby; how can you do that?”
Mr. Allen’s response is indecent.