Mia Farrow and Eight of Her Children Speak Out on Their Lives, Frank Sinatra, and the Scandals Theyâ€™ve Endured | Vanity Fair
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Twenty years afterÂ Vanity FairÂ special correspondent Maureen Orth reported on the sexual-abuse case involvingÂ Woody Allen and Mia Farrowâ€™s adopted daughter Dylan,Â Orth reconnects with Farrow to discuss her human-rights work, her relationship with Frank Sinatra, the home she created for her 14 adopted and biological children, and the scandal that nearly destroyed it, 20 years ago.Â For her piece in theÂ November issue,Â Orth talks to eight of Farrowâ€™s children, including the long-silent Dylan, who speaks on the record for the first time about the alleged incident.
Farrowâ€™s son Fletcher Previn, who built his first computer at the age of 13, tells Orth that he has Photoshopped (Woody) Allen out of every single family photo and edited him out of family videos so that none of them would ever have to see him again. â€śWe can look at them and be reminded of the good and not be reminded of the bad,â€ť Fletcher tells Orth.Â
Of the familyâ€™s reaction to the crisis with Soon-Yi, Fletcher says, â€śTo my siblings and me, you thought of [Allen] as another dad. It can disrupt your foundation in the world. It resets the parameters of what is possible.â€ť He also discusses the impact Allenâ€™s actions had on the family, telling Orth, â€śThere were casualties, who were totally derailed. It had a different impact on everyone, but everyone had a reaction.â€ťÂ
Fletcher singles out Lark, who died at 35. â€śI really do think heâ€™s got some blood on his hands,â€ť he says of Allen.
I know, I know.Â Â Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" is about the victim/survivors of a wicked man.Â He used a Madoff-like character as the villain but I wondered if there was something deeper there, a parallel.