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Woody Allen spotted leaving NYC mansion after HBO trailer release

Woody Allen breaks cover to leave his NYC mansion with wife Soon-Yi Previn for the first time since scathing HBO documentary trailer was released featuring abuse claims from his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow

  • Woody Allen, 85, was pictured leaving his house on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with his 50-year-old wife Soon-Yi Previn on Friday 
  • The couple braved the snow as they stepped out together for the first time since the trailer for the HBO documentary emerged earlier this week
  • Allen, who covered his face with a blue neck gaiter amid the COVID-19 pandemic, kept his head down as he left his home 
  • His wife, who donned a face mask and fur hat, followed closely behind him 
  • The four-part documentary, titled Allen v. Farrow, will air on Sunday night 
  • It will feature a never-before-seen video taken in 1992 of a then-seven-year-old Dylan Farrow describing how her adoptive father allegedly assaulted her
  • It will also feature recordings his ex Mia secretly made of her phone calls with Allen, including one in which she tells him Dylan ‘is not alright’

Woody Allen has been spotted out for the first time in New York City just days after it was revealed an upcoming HBO documentary features his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow describing how he allegedly ‘touched her private parts’ in a decades old never-before-seen home video. 

The embattled filmmaker, 85, was pictured leaving his house on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with his 50-year-old wife Soon-Yi Previn on Friday. 

The couple braved the snow as they stepped out together for the first time since the trailer for the HBO documentary, which premieres on Sunday, emerged earlier this week. 

Allen, who covered his face with a blue neck gaiter amid the COVID-19 pandemic, kept his head down as he left his home. 

His wife, who donned a medical face mask and fur hat, followed closely behind him. It comes just one day after a downcast Soon-Yi was spotted leaving the couple’s home alone. 

Woody Allen, 85, was spotted leaving his house on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Friday morning


The embattled filmmaker’s 50-year-old wife Soon-Yi Previn followed closely behind as the pair left their mansion together for the first time since it was revealed an upcoming HBO documentary features his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow describing how he allegedly ‘touched her private parts’ in a decades old never-before-seen home video

The four-part documentary, titled Allen v. Farrow, will air on Sunday night and include the ‘charmed courtship’ of Allen and Farrow; daughter Dylan Farrow’s allegations of abuse as a child, and Allen’s relationship with Mia Farrow’s adult daughter, Soon-Yi, who went on to become his wife. 

It was directed by On the Record directors, Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, and was shot in secret over three years.

It will feature a never-before-seen video taken by Mia in 1992 of a then-seven-year-old Dylan describing how Allen allegedly ‘touched her private parts’.

In the video, shot by Mia as proof of the incident, Dylan alleges the Oscar-winning director told her: ‘Do not move, I have to do this,’ as he touched her in the attic of the family’s country home. 

‘I didn’t want him to do it, mama,’ she’s heard telling her mother of the incident. ‘I didn’t like it.’ 

It will also feature recordings that Mia secretly made of her phone calls with Allen, including one in which she tells him Dylan ‘is not alright’ after the alleged incident. 

The documentary, which uses excerpts from Allen’s 2020 memoir as a contrast to the allegations, is set to reignite one of the most bitter and public celebrity family scandals that has raged for the past 30 years. 

Mia, 76, who has 14 children – four of whom are her biological kids – has publicly accused the director of sexually assaulting Dylan as a child.

His wife, who donned a medical face mask and fur hat, followed closely behind him as they left their mansion


Allen, who covered his face with a blue neck gaiter amid the COVID-19 pandemic, kept his head down as he left his home

They braved the snow as they stepped out together for the first time since the trailer for the HBO documentary, which premieres on Sunday, emerged earlier this week

Mia’s split from Allen and the sexual abuse allegations against him in 1992 came after she discovered explicit photos of her daughter, Soon-Yi, whom she adopted with ex-husband Andre Previn in 1977, at Allen’s home. 

Allen has always strongly maintained his innocence, claiming that Dylan fabricated the allegations of abuse or that she had been coached by Mia who he claimed was jealous of his relationship with Soon-Yi. 

Mia and Allen had been together since 1979. It was around the time his career had taken off thanks to hit films Annie Hall and Manhattan, and after she became an A-list actress following her breakout role in Rosemary’s Baby.  

Allegations against Allen emerged after Farrow discovered he was having an affair with her adoptive daughter Soon-Yi (pictured in 2016) which the documentary claims had been going on since she was in high school

That all changed 13 years later when Allen, then 55, and Soon-Yi, then 21, were caught having an affair, which the series claims had been going on since she was in high school. 

In the documentary, Dylan recalls how Mia told her and her brother Ronan Farrow that ‘Daddy took naked pictures of Soon-Yi.’

‘And that was sort of the first instance where I thought, ‘Oh… it’s not just me’,’ Dylan says.

The documentary claims that testimony from Allen’s doorman during the couple’s custody battle showed that Soon-Yi was visiting him at his home when she was in high school and on her lunch breaks.

Allen’s maid also talked about cleaning up condoms and making the bed after Soon-Yi left.

Soon-Yi would later marry Allen in 1997 and remains with him to this day despite the 34-year age gap. 

Mia found the pictures of Soon-Yi in January 1992, but she couldn’t cut Allen out of her life completely because she was conflicted and loved him and because he had adopted her and her brother Moses, she says in the series.

In the video shot by adoptive mother Mia Farrow as proof of the incident, seven-year-old Dylan claims the Oscar-winning director told her: ‘Do not move, I have to do this,’ as he touched her in the attic of the family’s country home. 

New HBO documentary, Allen v. Farrow, features never-before-seen home videos of Dylan Farrow (pictured in Allen’s arms) describing how Woody Allen allegedly abused her. Pictured from left to right: Allen, Dylan, Ronan Farrow, Daisy Previn, Soon Yi Previn, and Moses Farrow 

Mia (pictured) recalled how she would sometimes see Allen put his face in Dylan’s (pictured) lap, which she didn’t think ‘was right’

‘I didn’t want him to do it, mama,’ she’s heard telling her mother of the incident. ‘I didn’t like it.’

In a queasy passage of Allen’s book, he says that despite being old enough to be Previn’s father, when they first met she was ‘ready to ripen superbly if only someone would show her some love’.

He says that in the early days of their relationship ‘lust reigned supreme and we couldn’t keep our hands off each other’.

Addressing the allegations about Dylan, he wrote: ‘I never laid a finger on Dylan, never did anything to her that could be even misconstrued as abusing her; it was a total fabrication from start to finish, every subatomic particle of it’. 

It took years before Hollywood finally began to pay attention and Allen was effectively blacklisted and no producers picked up his 2019 romantic comedy, A Rainy Day in New York, though it made $22million abroad.

As Allen was being shunned, Soon-Yi broke her decades-long silence to brand Mia a ‘nasty, mean person’ and claimed she abused her when she was a child.

Speaking to New York magazine, she alleged that Mia used to slap her across the face, spank her with a hairbrush and threatened to send her to a mental asylum.

But Soon-Yi also admitted that marrying Allen was a ‘huge betrayal and there was ‘no justification’ for it.

Painting Allen as the real victim, she said: ‘What’s happened to Woody is so upsetting, so unjust.

‘[Mia] has taken advantage of the MeToo movement and paraded Dylan as a victim. And a whole new generation is hearing about it when they shouldn’t’.

Dylan, now 35, who has publicly spoken out against her adoptive father in the past, recounts early incidents of abuse (pictured in a home video with brother Ronan Farrow and their father) 

Mia Farrow (seen in the documentary) recorded seven-year-old Dylan on camera speaking of two incidents, one on the couch and a second in the attic, of when Allen allegedly touched her 

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