Woody Allen Reacts to Dylan Farrow's Sexual Abuse Allegations

The famed director denies abuse, blames Mia Farrow for the accusations.
3:00 | 02/08/14

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We begin with legendary director woody Allen firing back against charges that he sexually molested his 7-year-old adopted daughter Dylan more than two decades ago. Came out swinging blaming Mia farrow for the abuse allegations and ABC's gio Benitez has the story, gio, good morning. Reporter: Good morning. Woody Allen now say when he was first accused of so many years ago during the breakup with Mia farrow he didn't give the allegations a second thought. In a new op-ed he calls it a ploy. Overnight woody Allen speaking out for the first time in 20 years answering to scathing accusations that he molested his adopted daughter, calling the allegations ludicrous, of course, I did not molest Dylan. I loved her and hope one day she will grasp how she has been cheated out of having a loving father. The column penned by Allen himself comes one week after Dylan wrote in the same space about being sexually abused by the now 78-year-old film director. How are you. Reporter: Rare commentary from a notoriously recluse who didn't show up to get a lifetime achievement award. Reporter: According to Dylan it was that ceremony and the controversy that followed that gave her the courage to publish her version of events. Writing "These things happened so often, so routinely so skillfully hidden from a mother that would have protected me had she known." But according to Allen he has already been exonerated by medical investigators. ABC's juju Chang spoke with his lawyer during the sexual assault investigation. After a six-month exhaustive investigation that group con cluesed the molestation didn't occur. Reporter: He places the blame not on his daughter but ex-girlfriend of 12 years, Mia farrow. Not that I don't doubt Dylan has come to believe she was molested. Is it so inconceivable that after many years of this indaughtry in addition the image of me that Mia wanted took root. Dylan made a point-by-point rebuttal. Woody Allen has an arsenal of lawyers and publicists but the one thing he does not have on the side is his truth. And Dylan goes on to say for 20 years she has never wavered in describing what she says woody Allen did to her and that she will carry memories of surviving these experiences for the rest of her life. Dan and bianna. Of course, all eyes on the Oscar awards and academy awards. His movie nominated for three oscars. An update of the morning EE top stories from Ron.

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