Woody Allen's daughter Dylan Farrow says he 'shoved her face into a plate of hot spaghetti' and abused her in the attic

Woody Allen's daughter Dylan Farrow says he 'shoved her face into a plate of hot spaghetti' and abused her in the attic

WOODY Allen's daughter has spoken out about horrific claims her Hollywood actor shoved her face in a plate of hot spaghetti.

In a new Sky documentary, footage also shows seven year-old Dylan Farrow alleging that her dad Woody Allen sexually abused her in the attic of their country home – claims Allen strongly denies.

The recording was made in 1992 by Rosemary’s Baby star Mia Farrow, who had adopted Dylan with Allen.

In the previously private video, Dylan claims that Allen touched her 'privates' and 'breathed on my leg.'

The new documentary, which is available to stream on Sky, also features friends and family of the couple telling how the little girl appeared to be scared of her dad.

Their journalist son Ronan, who helped expose Harvey Weinstein’s predatory behaviour, recalls Dylan saying: "I don’t want to be with Daddy."

While family friend Priscilla Gilman remembers seeing Allen dressed only in his underwear getting out of Dylan’s bed and the little girl sucking her dad’s thumb.

Dylan, now aged 35, who maintained a silence for many years, alleges that Allen shoved her face into a 'plate of hot spaghetti’ when she defied him.

I was always in his clutches. He was always hunting me

Talking openly in the documentary Allen v Farrow she claims her dad inflicted a terrible trauma upon her.

Dylan says: “I was always in his clutches. He was always hunting me.”

The film follows last year’s publication of 85-year-old Allen’s autobiography, in which he alleged that Mia had been a 'neglectful, and violent parent' who slept naked with Ronan until he was aged 11.

Allen maintains that Mia coached Dylan to make the sex abuse allegations against him because she was angry that he left her for the actress’s adopted daughter Soon-Yi.

Mia has said she left Allen when she discovered ‘pornographic’ polaroids of the then 21-year-old Soon-Yi that the director had taken.

Last week Allen and Soon-Yi, 50, who have been married for 23 years, blasted the documentary by calling it a "shoddy hit piece."

But the film poses very difficult questions about a pattern of behaviour with young women by the much vaunted film maker.

Christina Englehardt tells how Allen started sleeping with her when she was just 17, which was imitated in his movie Manhattan.

In the film a 42-year-old character played by Allen sleeps with a 17-year-old student.

Archived film scripts by Allen reveal an obsession with teenagers and college students falling in love with much older men.

Mia also says in the film that she suspects Allen started sleeping with Soon-Yi when she was still at high school.

The most distressing material, though, is about his relationship with Dylan.

Dylan, who is now a married mother, says she has suffered “sleepless nights and panic attacks” because of Allen’s abuse.

Aged five she was sent to a therapist because she was so withdrawn and told them she had a ‘secret.’

Mia claims Allen ‘only wanted to be with’ Dylan and Ronan says ‘she would scramble away from him.’

Other family friends describe him hovering over his daughter and Dylan locking herself in rooms to escape her dad.

She would scramble away from him. She would say 'I don't want to be with Daddy'

While Mia’s actress sister Tisa remembers Allen lingering as he rubbed sun cream onto the behind of a naked infant Dylan.

Half a year after she discovered that Allen was sleeping with Soon-Yi in 1992 the director is alleged to have sexually abused seven year-old Dylan.

Concerned about Allen’s behaviour Mia recorded a video of Dylan telling her what he had been up to.

In the tape their daughter alleges Allen told her ‘Do not move. I have to do this. If you stay still, we can go to Paris’ during the sexual assault.

This kind of abuse warps something inside of you

Twenty-nine years on Dylan says:  "That little girl is in a lot of pain. This kind of abuse warps something inside of you.” 

Mia, who made 13 films with Allen and dated him for 12 years, blames herself saying “It’s my fault. I brought this guy into my family.”

She went to the police, who investigated the case but Allen was not charged with any offence.

A report produced by a team at a local hospital felt that Dylan might have been coached by her mother.

But the attorney for the state of Litchfield, Connecticut, where the abuse was alleged to have taken place, believed there were grounds to issue an arrest warrant.

Prosecutor Frank Maco, though, reportedly decided not to because he feared Dylan would be traumatised by being put in the witness box.

Allen sued Mia for custody of their children, Ronan, Moses and Dylan, claiming she was an unfit mother.

The judge ruled in her favour in the summer of 1993.

In his verdict Judge Elliot Wilk stated: "Mr Allen's behaviour toward Dylan was grossly inappropriate and measures must be taken to protect her."

Dylan’s claims remain the only allegation of child abuse made against the director.

The children he adopted with Soon-Yi have spoken warmly about their parents on social media.

Bechet Allen, 22, wrote last month: "I am proud of my parents. I consider myself one of the luckiest people on Earth to be adopted by these two wonderful people."

The final epsiode of the series examines the fall-out of the very public paedophilia claims.

Many of Dylan's siblings, who don't normally speak about the case, talk about its chilling effect.

Mia's adopted daughter Quincy says Allen was treated like Voldemort in Harry Potter – "He-who-must-not-be-named".

Dylan worried about the effect her allegations had on the family and avoided about speaking about her dad.

She understands why some people don't believe her version of events, concluding: "It's incomprehensible to normal people, because it's not normal."

Allen v Farrow is available to stream on Sky now.

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