Soon-Yi Previn to Break Silence on Woody Allen Sexual Assault Claims
"Soon-Yi Previn is telling her story for the first time, and we hope people will withhold judgment until they have read the feature," a spokesman for New York Magazine said.
Soon-Yi Previn, wife of filmmaker Woody Allen, has weighed in on the controversy surrounding her husband and his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow and ex-partner Mia Farrow in an op-ed expected to be published in Monday's issue of New York Magazine.
"Soon-Yi Previn is telling her story for the first time, and we hope people will withhold judgment until they have read the feature," magazine spokesperson Lauren Starke told The Hollywood Reporter.
Previn, who was adopted by Farrow and then-husband Andre Previn in 1978, began a romantic relationship with Allen in 1991. At the time, Allen was still in a long-term relationship with Farrow. Previn and Allen later married in 1997.
In an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times in December, Dylan accused Allen of sexually molesting her as a child. Allen has denied those claims and an investigation in 1993 found that he had not sexually assaulted her.
In May, Allen's adoptive son Moses defended Allen against Dylan's allegations and claimed their mother, Mia, was physically and emotionally abusive. Previn has also claimed that Mia was abusive.
The writer of the Previn piece is Daphne Merkin, who was described by Page Six — which broke the news of the New York story — as "a pal and avowed admirer of the filmmaker."
Merkin's "relationship to Woody Allen is disclosed and is a part of the story, as is Soon-Yi’s reason for speaking out now," New York's Starke told THR, adding that Merkin approached Previn about writing the story, and not the other way around.
"We reached out to both Mia and Dylan Farrow for comment; Dylan chose to speak through her representative. The story is transparent about being told from Soon-Yi’s point of view," Starke added.
The scandal heated up after THR published a cover story on Allen in May 2016 and gained steam amid the #MeToo movement late last year. After THR posted its cover story, Dylan's brother Ronan Farrow wrote about the scandal for THR and the media's lack of attention to it.
Ronan went on to publish exposés on Harvey Weinstein and Leslie Moonves, alleging histories of sexual harassment and assault, leading to both executives' ousters.