Woody Allen, Family Heckled on Broadway Over Child Abuse Allegations
In the Dylan Farrow vs. Woody Allen child abuse allegation scandal, many have been vocal about which side they choose to believe. On a Saturday outing with his family, Woody Allen came across many that were on Farrow's side.
At a matinee Broadway performance of "After Midnight," the director, who was accompanied by his wife Soon-Yi and their two daughters Bechet and Manzie, was heckled by audience members, said PageSix.
A witness said, "A 60-something woman loudly exclaimed to her friend, 'I think he did it!' as Woody and his family scooted out. A protective Soon-Yi shot her a dirty look. Woody seemed unfazed."
The family arrived early to avoid crowds, and made a quick exit when the audience gave the Midnight cast a standing ovation.
The child abuse allegation have come to the forefront once again because Mia Farrow's daughter, Dylan Farrow, wrote an open letter on the New York Times on Feb. 1, where she described what happened and asked actors why they have continued to work with him.
Allen responded with his own essay, where he blamed Mia Farrow on the allegations, saying that she had coached Dylan to believe that the sexual abuse actually happened.
Dylan again voiced her side of the story. She said, "Once again, Woody Allen is attacking me and my family in an effort to discredit and silence me - but nothing he says or writes can change the truth. For 20 years, I have never wavered in describing what he did to me. I will carry the memories of surviving these experiences for the rest of my life."
PageSix also added that Woody Allen's Broadway musical "Bullets Over Broadway" has suffered since Dylan Farrow's letter. Sales for the show are at about $4 million, though $10 million is the goal by the April 10 debut.