Woody Allen's lawyer blames a ''vengeful lover'' for Dylan Farrow's sexual abuse claims. The Blue Jasmine
director's adopted daughter wrote an open letter that was published in the New York Times
on the weekend in which she made a series of accusations about the filmmaker abusing her at the age of seven - and his legal representative Alkan Abramowitz appears suggest that Dylan's mother, Woody's former partner Mia Farrow, made up the accusations. Alkan told CNN: ''It is tragic that after 20 years a story engineered by a vengeful lover resurfaces, even though it was fully vetted and rejected by independent authorities.
The one to blame for Dylan's distress is neither Dylan nor Woody Allen.'' The accusations date back to 1992, when it emerged Woody was having an affair with Mia's adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, who he later married.
In the custody battle over the estranged couple's children, Dylan, Moses and Ronan, the actress alleged the filmmaker had molested their daughter but the charges were later dropped.
Following the publication of Dylan's essay, his representative said: ''Mr. Allen has read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful. He will be responding very soon.''