Yashar Ali 🐘
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1. Last night, I watched the 4 part HBO doc "Allen vs Farrow" about child abuse allegations against Woody Allen

It premieres tonight

"Compelling" is overused but I can't think of any other word in this case. Lots of new evidence presented from video/audio, court records


2. It also features interviews with Dylan, Mia, and Ronan Farrow, other family and friends.

Included are new interviews with people like Frank Maco, the prosecutor who said there was probable cause but declined to prosecute due to his desire to spare Dylan the trauma of a trial.

3. It does not, however, have any interviews with Woody Allen, Soon Yi Previn, or Moses Farrow. They all declined to participate. It does include audio clips from Woody Allen's 2020 audio book and other interviews with him.


4. One of the other important parts of this documentary is the reminder of Woody Allen's obsession with very young women. Is that criminal behavior? Absolutely not, but it's just gross from my perspective and also speaks to his character.

5. I always felt his relationship with Soon Yi-Previn, while legal, to be incredibly inappropriate and representative of who he is.

That on its own is enough for me.

Dylan Farrow’s story is compelling and credible. And she has weigh more evidence on her side than he does.

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