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Woody Allen: Child Molestation Claims 'Untrue and Disgraceful

The 78-year-old director has long maintained his innocence.

Filmmaker Woody Allen, left, leaves late in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in New York. Miami won 106-91. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) AP Photo/Jason DeCrow

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

NEW YORK (AP) — A representative for Woody Allen says the director calls Dylan Farrow's allegations of child molestation "untrue and disgraceful."

Publicist Leslee Dart said in an email Sunday that Allen has read Farrow's open letter, published online by The New York Times, claiming she was sexually assaulted by her then adoptive father as a 7-year-old.

Filmmaker Woody Allen, left, leaves late in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in New York. (Image source: AP/Jason DeCrow)

Dart also said Allen will be responding soon.

Farrow claimed that in 1992 at the family's Connecticut home, Allen led her to a "dim, closet-like attic" and "then he sexually assaulted me." Farrow didn't specify Allen's actions, but described other abusive behavior.

Connecticut prosecutors investigated the allegations in 1993 but found insufficient evidence to charge Allen. The 78-year-old director has long maintained his innocence.

This KTLA-TV report concerning Farrow's open letter aired before Allen's denials through his publicist Sunday:

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