Ronan and Mia Farrow Slam Woody Allen During Golden Globes

The director's sordid past overshadows his award

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Allen and Previn (seen above at the Cannes screening of Match Point) married in 1997.

Updated on Monday at 1:38 p.m. EST

As Diane Keaton accepted Woody Allen’s Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night and lauded his many nuanced portrayals of women in his movies, some estranged family members were quick to remind us of his sordid history with women: Allen has been accused on child molestation.

Allen’s former partner Mia Farrow and his estranged son Ronan Farrow took to Twitter to lambast Allen during the show. When his award segment began, Mia wrote:

Farrow and Allen split after Farrow found naked pictures of their adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn in his possession. Allen was engaging in a relationship with Previn, and the two are now married.

Ronan also didn’t hold back during the ceremony Sunday night.

Ronan has been known to be outspoken on Twitter. When his mother revealed that he might be Frank Sinatra’s biological son, not Woody Allen’s, Ronan humorously tweeted:

After their initial tweets Sunday night, both Ronan and Mia then retweeted the Vanity Fair article in which Dylan Farrow, the alleged sexual abuse victim and adopted child of Allen and Farrow, is quoted. “There’s a lot I don’t remember, but what happened in the attic I remember,” Dylan said in October 2013. “The things making me uncomfortable were making me think I was a bad kid, because I didn’t want to do what my elder told me to do.”

Allen has denied the allegations of abuse for decades and a judge found the evidence of sexual assault inconclusive.

On the Monday after the Globes, Mia Farrow took to Twitter again.

Had Keaton’s speech stuck to the highlights of Allen’s career alone, it probably would not have stirred up so much controversy. But she opined: “It’s kind of hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that 179 of the world’s most captivating actresses have appeared in Woody Allen’s films. And there’s a reason for this. And the reason is, they wanted to. They wanted to because Woody’s women can’t be compartmentalized. They struggle, they love, they fall apart, they dominate, they’re flawed. They are, in fact, the hallmark of Woody’s work. But what’s even more remarkable is absolutely nothing links these unforgettable characters from the fact that they came from the mind of Woody Allen.”

Praising Allen’s nuanced portrayal of women given his romantic past is bound to draw ire. And whether to laud — or even see — the work of an alleged pedophile is a moral question that viewers (like TIME’s Ruth Koningsburg) have struggled with before and groups like the Hollywood Foreign Press and the Academy will have to struggle with in the future as they dole out awards.

This post was updated with new tweets from Mia Farrow.

7 comments
AzBabyBoomer
AzBabyBoomer

Mia Farrow NEEDS to have a last 15 minutes. She is a sad person that decided to make some cheep publicity. In a week or so she will again crawl under the rock she calls life. 

billyboy2828
billyboy2828

To be criminal you have to convicted of crime. Like roman Polanski Mia's good friend she goes to bat for. Ya that guy who confessed to anal rape of child.

IndigoV
IndigoV

When criminals like Woody Allen don't end up in prison (which is where he belongs), and they go about moving in privileged spaces, doing their work and receiving accolades, the very least that could be done to them is to relentlessly call them out publicly at every opportunity, in every venue, consistently and persistently. Violence against women and child sexual abuse must be eradicated and the perpetrators held accountable. Kudos to Mia Farrow for being a good mother and protecting her children ALL THESE YEARS! Wonderful work of Ronan to call his father out. Praise Dylan for her courage in coming forward now as an adult. And somebody PLEASE rescue those two daughters Woody is raising with Soon Yi!!


billyboy2828
billyboy2828

No a woman you've systematically programmed with a belief that something occurred detail alleged abuse.  Meanwhile ur scum brother sits convicted in prison of child rape(no comment right Mia) and you fly off to defend Roman Polanski's good name.  Yes that Polanski.  Child Rapist self affirmed. How's the good name of Dory Previn, Mia.  You know the lady married to ur 2nd husband.  Her husband u got knocked up by and she went for some ECT therapy after your "classy" humanitarian ass f'd married man. Oh ya classy lady 20+yrs he's ur son, nope someone else's.  She's Maury material. Return the child support ur garbage personified.  And a f'n hypocrite.

AzBabyBoomer
AzBabyBoomer

@IndigoV   Criminals are taken to court and sentenced. Indigo, you seem to be an expert on the subject. How many poor children have you molested in the past?

Drajo
Drajo

@billyboy2828-Oh please, a moralistic moron has gone off the deep end with his revelations.