Moses Farrow defends dad Woody Allen, accuses mom Mia of physical abuse

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In an essay titled "A Son Speaks Out" Moses defends his father against his sister Dylan's accusations and claims that Mia was abusive. "But, given the incredibly inaccurate and misleading attacks on my father, Woody Allen, I feel that I can no longer stay silent as he continues to be condemned for a crime he did not commit", the 40-year-old begins the post, which was published on his blog on Wednesday, May 23.

But, describing himself as "a very private person", Mr Farrow published a 4,650-word blog post on Wednesday in an attempt to tell his version of events.

In regards to Dylan's accusations, the journalist says her claims are "backed by a significant body of credible evidence and eyewitnesses to abuse".

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Mia Farrow, Woody Allen and their children in New York City on November 3, 1989.

This file photo taken on May 11, 2016 shows Woody Allen and his wife Soon-Yi Previn as they arrive for the screening of the film "Cafe Society" during the opening ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.

This is not the first time Moses Farrow has supported his father in an acrimonious family battle that has pitted mother, father, brothers and sisters against one another in a very public scrum. He adds, "None of us would have allowed Dylan to step away with Woody, even if he tried". Moses Farrow also addressed actors who severed ties with Allen in the wake of Dylan Farrow's claims.

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The decision was made to spare Dylan Farrow additional trauma, the prosecutor said, with agreement from her mother.

And turning on Mia, who adopted him from South Korea, he alleges he witnessed siblings "some blind or physically disabled, dragged down a flight of stairs to be thrown into a bedroom or a closet, then having the door locked from the outside". "She even shut my brother Thaddeus, paraplegic from polio, in an outdoor shed overnight as punishment for a minor transgression", he wrote. At the time, Mia and Allen were going through a bitter custody battle after it came out that Allen was involved in an intimate relationship with Mia's adopted daughter Soon-Yi. Farrow threw a porcelain centerpiece at her head and beat her with a telephone, he alleged.

Dylan Farrow responded to her brother's claims with a statement on Twitter, calling them "beyond hurtful to me" and "easily disproven".

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Ronan Farrow also weighed in on Moses Farrow's claims, saying Mia Farrow did an "extraordinary" job of raising them.

Woody Allen was never prosecuted by a CT state attorney.

A spokesperson for Mia Farrow did not immediately respond to requests for comment from USA Today. He said Moses Farrow had said much the same in the past.

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This article has been updated to include Ronan Farrow's comment.

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