Woody Allen dissed by son Ronan Farrow on Father's Day
Woody Allen was dissed by his and Mia Farrow's son Ronan Farrow on Father's Day.
Allen made headlines in 1992 when, at the age of 56, it was revealed that he was in a relationship with 21-year-old Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow, his girlfriend of over 10 years and the leading lady in 13 of his films.
Ronan, who was a child prodigy, attended Yale Law School at the age of 15. He is now a 24-year-old journalist and government official, who is also known for his humanitarian work.
Farrow previously spoke of his father's relationship with his adopted sister, telling Life magazine, "He's my father married to my sister. That makes me his son and his brother-in-law. That is such a moral transgression."
"I cannot see him. I cannot have a relationship with my father and be morally consistent," he continued. "I lived with all these adopted children, so they are my family. To say Soon-Yi was not my sister is an insult to all adopted children."
Farrow discovered the relationship when she found nude photos of Previn taken in Allen's Manhattan duplex, according to a 1992 People magazine article. The revelation sent Allen's name in the headlines and played out in court in a custody battle over Farrow and Allen's biological son Ronan Farrow (birth name Satchel).
Farrow adopted Soon-Yi at age 8 with then husband Andre Previn in 1978. The couple divorced in 1979 and Farrow began dating Allen in 1980.
However, when asked in an interview with Reuters to promote "Midnight in Paris" about the scandal, Allen, 76, replied, "What was the scandal? I fell in love with this girl, married her. We have been married for almost 15 years now."
Allen and Previn wed in December 1997 in Venice, Italy and have two adopted daughters. Back in 1992, Soon-Yi Previn told Time magazine she never considered Allen a father figure in her life.