Precious Doll wrote:
rolotomasi99 wrote:It sounded like a smattering of applause. It also sounded like Woody got the least amount of applause when the Original Screenplay nominees were announced. The man is a genius and his talents should be recognized, but he deserves all the scorn he is receiving. I believe in innocent until proven guilty, but when you marry your daughter you make those accusations against you seem all the more plausible.
Soon-Yi was never legally Woody Allen's daughter. Woody Allen was never actually married to Mia Farrow and he never adopted Soon-Yi. Whether he was a 'father figure' to her is something we don't actually know. Farrow said he was. Allen says he barely had anything to do with Soon-Yi until their relationship started.
By the way I am not defending his relationship with Soon-Yi. Allen's actions were appalling and a shockingly bad case of judgement. But you would be surprised at the number of people in Mia Farrow's position with this same sort happening to them.
I know why he legally got away with it, but I agree with Mia. He met Soon-Yi when he was romantically involved with Farrow. He was around her as she was growing up, whether he wants to say he was a father figure or not. Are we supposed to believe he was totally appropriate in his relationship with Soon-Yi up until she became legal? Most child rapists groom their victims before they strike. They give the child attention and affection, and they make them feel safe. Then once they have seduced the victim in this unique way, they are able to manipulate the child into transferring their parental feelings for the adult into sexual ones. It is just standard pedophile behavior. That is why I find the Dylan Farrow's accusations so believable about Woody. Even if he never touched Soon-Yi before she was of legal age, he was preparing her. That may not be illegal, but to me it is predatory and disgusting.
"When it comes to the subject of torture, I trust a woman who was married to James Cameron for three years."
-- Amy Poehler in praise of Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow