Moses Farrow, one of two children adopted by Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, Wednesday defended his father against charges by his sister, Dylan, that Allen had molested her as a child.
"Of course Woody did not molest my sister," Moses Farrow, 36, told People magazine in response to Farrow's open letter Saturday, reviving 1993 molestation accusations that Allen has always denied.
"She loved him and looked forward to seeing him when he would visit" from Allen's own, separate home in Manhattan. "She never hid from him until our mother succeeded in creating the atmosphere of fear and hate towards him."
He said the day the alleged incident occurred, "there were six or seven of us in the house. We were all in public rooms and no one, not my father or sister, was off in any private spaces. My mother was conveniently out shopping. I don't know if my sister really believes she was molested or is trying to please her mother."
Dylan Farrow, 28, told People in response, "This is such a betrayal to me and my whole family."
She added, "My memories are the truth and they are mine and I will live with that for the rest of my life."
Mia Farrow declined to comment.
Meanwhile, New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan, who had criticized the Times' handling of Dylan Farrow's accusation, wrote in an online post Wednesday that Allen has requested the opportunity to submit a response to her letter. A Times spokeswoman confirmed to The Associated Press that Allen's request was granted.