Ronan Farrow tweeted support for his sister Dylan Farrow following Woody Allen's vitriolic response to her open letter alleging Allen had sexually abused her at the age of 7.
I love and support my sister and I think her words speak for themselves.
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) February 2, 2014
Ronan's show of allegiance followed a statement from Allen's lawyer Elkan Abramowitz, which pointed blame at Allen's ex, Mia Farrow. "It is tragic that after 20 years a story engineered by a vengeful lover resurfaces after it was fully vetted and rejected by independent authorities," Abramowitz wrote. "The one to blame for Dylan's distress is neither Dylan nor Woody Allen."
Dylan's letter was published on Nicholas Kristof's New York Times blog on Saturday (Feb.1), seemingly as a response to Ronan's outrage over Allen's winning of the Cecil B. Demille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes on Jan. 12.
Missed the Woody Allen tribute - did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) January 13, 2014
The letter rehashes the abuse allegations that first came to light in the 1993 custody case and later addressed in a Vanity Fair interview last year. "Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house," Dylan wrote. "He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me."
Dylan's letter was met with controversy extending beyond the various responses of her immediate family. Although Abramowitz noted that Allen will be responding "very soon," the director has yet to respond directly and declined to comment when leaving Madison Square Garden on Saturday night (Feb. 1).