Woody Allen and his wife Soon-Yi Previn have released a statement denouncing the new HBO docuseries, Allen v. Farrow, which levels accusations of sexual abuse against the director, Rolling Stone magazine reported.
In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, Allen and Previn called the four-part series a “hatchet job riddled with falsehoods” and alleged that the couple was only approached a few months ago to give their side of the story despite the filmmakers’ three years working on the project. They declined. The show premiered Sunday, February 21st.
“As has been known for decades, these allegations are categorically false,” the statement continues. “Multiple agencies investigated them at the time and found that, whatever Dylan Farrow may have been led to believe, absolutely no abuse had ever taken place. It is sadly unsurprising that the network to air this is HBO — which has a standing production deal and business relationship with Ronan Farrow. While this shoddy hit piece may gain attention, it does not change the facts.”