Woody Allen: Funny Man Or Pervert?
Everyone knows the story of what happened while in a relationship with Mia Farrow in the 1980s Woody Allen began a sexual relationship with his stepdaughter. When Mia Farrow found out about it in the late 1980s, she and Woody Allen broke up. Farrow had apparently found nude sexually graphic pictures of her daughter taken by Allen. They went through a bitter court battle over the custody of their other children. Mia Farrow made accusations that Allen had molested one of their younger daughters. When all was said and done Allen was denied visitation to the younger daughter, could have only supervised visits with another daughter and their son who was now a teenager chose to not see Allen again.
When exactly the relationship began with their daughter now known as Soon-Yi Previn is unknown. On thing to consider is that Allen and Farrow began dating in 1980 and at the time Previn would have been 11 years old. Farrow and Allen were together for more than a decade and so it could have began at any time. Although Previn was initially adopted by Farrow before Allen was a part of their lives there would be no denying that he took on the father role with her in the same way that he did with Farrow's other children. They were all seen in outings as a happy family throughout the 1980s.
Now personally I have seen some of Allen's films and having heard this story had generally prepared myself to dislike them in advance but upon viewing them I did find him funny. I concede that he does have a great talent as an actor/director and there is no denying that. However in my mind I'm still not able to separate the funny man from the perversion I've read and heard about. One big question I have to ask myself as a father is at what point do you go from being a father of a young girl day in and day out to wanting to have sex with her? Taking sexual pictures of her and then leaving you significant other of more than a decade to be with someone who was your daughter.
What of Previn as well, by the time the relationship became known she was a young woman. Did she not have a conscience? She was adopted by Farrow as a young girl from South Korea and brought to America to live a great life with someone able to give her just about anything. Farrow did it because she cared and wanted to help children of the world. At what point in your mind do you decide that having a sexual relationship with your mother's partner is ok? I admit that the whole situation doesn't add up in my mind. There are many actors, musicians, celebrities that think very highly of the man for his work but I just can't it's too much of a black stain on his character. Let me know what you think in the comments.
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