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“I can’t hardly believe that,” Barbara Sinatra told The Desert Sun on Wednesday. “It’s just a bunch of junk. There’s always junk written — lies that aren’t true.”
Sinatra, who hadn’t yet heard of the reports when The Sun reached her for comment, also called Farrow’s revelation “a phony deal.” She added that nothing had been left to Ronan Farrow — a journalist and human rights activist — from the late singer’s estate.
In an interview with Vanity Fair that got the Internet abuzz on Wednesday, Farrow was asked whether Ronan, 25, is Sinatra’s son. Her response: “Possibly.”
Farrow was wed to Sinatra, whom she called the great love of her life, in July 1966; they were married for 18 months, and he went on to marry Barbara in 1976. Those two stayed together until his death in 1998. But, said Farrow: “We never really split up.”
No DNA tests have been done, but Ronan was treated like a member of the Sinatra family, according to Nancy Sinatra Jr.
“He is a big part of us, and we are blessed to have him in our lives,” she tells the magazine in an e-mail.
But Barbara told The Sun: “It sounds like a phony to me.”
And Allen’s publicist told The Hollywood Reporter that there is no truth to Farrow’s speculation: “The article is so fictitious and extravagantly absurd that he is not going to comment.”
Farrow also weighed in on his mother’s claim, tweeting Wednesday morning: “Listen, we’re all *possibly* Frank Sinatra’s son.”
Farrow’s revelation came the same day that The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Ronan is in talks to host his own program on MSNBC. Farrow has served in the Obama administration’s foreign policy department and also at the State Department, where he founded the Office of Global Youth Issues and was an adviser to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the Arab Spring uprising.
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