"It is tragic that after 20 years a story engineered by a vengeful lover resurfaces after it was fully vetted and rejected by independent authorities," he wrote. "The one to blame for Dylan's distress is neither Dylan nor Woody Allen." According to Abramowitz, Allen will be personally responding "very soon," as he "has read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful."
This response comes after Dylan Farrow's open letter sparked controversy yesterday (Feb. 1) with its resurfacing of allegations that Allen sexually abused her when she was seven years old. The letter, published in the New York Times addressed the abuse which Farrow discussed in a Vanity Fair interview published last year. The allegations first surfaced twenty years earlier during Allen's 1993 custody battle with Mia Farrow.