Michael Caine, who has worked with Woody Allen in the 1986 film Hannah And Her Sisters, vows to never work with him again after reports of him sexually abusing his step-daughter, Dylan Farrow, resurfaced. In an exclusive interview with The Guardian, Caine says that he does not regret working with the actor/filmmaker but would not want to work with him again.
“I am so stunned. I’m a patron of the NSPCC [the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children] and have very strong views about pedophilia. I can’t come to terms with it, because I loved Woody and had a wonderful time with him. I even introduced him to Mia [Farrow]. I don’t regret working with him, which I did in complete innocence; but I wouldn’t work with him again, no,” he said.
Allen and Mia Farrow met in 1979 and began a 12-year relationship in 1980. Farrow even starred in 13 of his films from 1982 to 1992. The two had one biological child, Ronan Farrow, and Allen adopted two of Mia’s 11 other children — Moses and Dylan — before they split in 1992 after Allen fell in love with Mia’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. Allen and Previn have been married since 1997.
Dylan Farrow, adopted daughter of Mia, accused Allen of sexually assaulting her as a child. She first went public in 2014 with an open letter in The New York Times, where she described in detail how he would touch her inappropriately, put his thumb in her mouth, lie on her lap, and do things to her while also telling her to keep it a secret.
Allen has since denied these accusations, with his friends Diane Keaton and Alec Baldwin supporting him and bashing Dylan’s claims.
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