Moses Farrow, the adoptive son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, has spoken out about his sister's allegations their father molested her.

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Woody Allen has denied allegations he sexually assaulted his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow.

Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow alleged, in an open letter published in The New York Times, that Allen had sexually abused her at the age of 7. A separation, fierce custody battle and 22 years have not pacified or resolved the large family or their particularly unique brand of issues.

Moses, now a family therapist, has made his position on Dylan's allegations abundantly clear. He is the second of his fifteen siblings to do so after Ronan Farrow commented on February 2nd, a day after his sister's allegations were published.

Moses, speaking to PEOPLE magazine, claims his mother planted the notion that Allen was molesting Dylan owing to her resentment of Allen and her adoptive daughter Soon-Yi's relationship. This harks back to the allegations made against Farrow and Dylan during the 1993 custody battle when, according to The Washington Post, a doctor investigating the child molestation theorised Dylan had either invented the story or her mother had encouraged her to believe a planted memory.  

36-year-old Moses said: "My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister. And I hated him for her for years. I see now that this was a vengeful way to pay him back for falling in love with Soon-Yi." 

He continued by addressing the accusations against his father, stating "Woody did not molest my sister. She loved him and looked forward to seeing him when he would visit. She never hid from him until our mother succeeded in creating the atmosphere of fear and hate towards him."

Woody Allen
Woody Allen with Soon-Yi, Mia Farrow's adoptive daughter and Allen's wife since 1997.

In her open letter, Dylan described the first incident she claims Allen molested her. She stated her father took her to the attic and sexually assaulted her. Moses contradicts these claims, saying that on "the day in question, there were six or seven of us in the house. We were all in public rooms and no one, not my father or sister, was off in any private spaces. My mother was conveniently out shopping." 

Moses is now estranged from his sister and the majority of his siblings, remaining close to Allen and his wife of 17 years, and former step-daughter, Soon-Yi. He is unsure about Dylan's motivation in publishing the letter and, as he believes Allen definitely did not molest her, whether or not Dylan truly believes the alleged planted memory. On the matter, Moses said "I don't know if my sister really believes she was molested or is trying to please her mother. Pleasing my mother was very powerful motivation because to be on her wrong side was horrible." 

Allen has vehemently denied the molestation allegations. His sister has spoken to PEOPLE and claims her brother believes Dylan has "been poisoned by her mother."

In response to Moses' interview and Allen's indirect comments, Dylan, Farrow and Ronan Farrow have further reiterated that the open letter is truthful. 

Dylan denies Farrow "coached" her and that "my memories are the truth and they are mine and I will live with that for the rest of my life." Her mother has not given any interviews but did address the issue on Twitter, writing "I love my daughter. I will always protect her. A lot of ugliness is going to be aimed at me. But this is not about me, it's about her truth."  Whilst, shortly after the letter was published, Dylan's brother Ronan tweeted "I love and support my sister and I think her words speak for themselves."

In amongst the allegations of Allen's sexual abuse, there have been accusations by Moses of Farrow's mistreatment of the children. In the same interview, Moses claims his mother often hit him and his siblings, something which Dylan denies. 

This issue will not be easily resolved and, as more people add their voices to the clamouring mass of opinions and memories, it seems highly unlikely the truth of the matter will ever be established. The Farrow-Allen family scandal has simply become another soap opera which detracts from the important facts and issues which are in desperate need of addressing.