Woody Allen’s wife, Soon-Yi Previn, has spoken out for the first time in decades about her adoptive mother, Mia Farrow, and allegations that Allen molested Dylan Farrow, his adopted daughter, when she was 7 years old. In an interview with New York, Previn, 47, accused Mia of berating her as a child for being a “loser,” hitting her, and holding her upside down, thinking “blood going to my head would make me smarter.” Previn was 11 when Allen began dating Mia; her romantic relationship with Allen began a decade later. She said she felt compelled to speak out because “what’s happened to Woody is so upsetting. [Mia] has taken advantage of the #MeToo movement and paraded Dylan as a victim.” Dylan tweeted a statement from seven of her siblings, saying Previn was trying to “vilify” their “caring and loving” mother.
Actor Tom Arnold says he was “choked” by reality show producer Mark Burnett in an unprovoked attack at a pre–Emmy Awards party this week. Burnett’s wife, however, posted a photo of her bruised hand, which she says was injured when Arnold “tried to ambush” Burnett at the event. Arnold, host of the new Viceland series The Hunt for the Trump Tapes, has hounded Burnett on social media, accusing The Apprentice producer of protecting Donald Trump by refusing to release alleged tapes of the reality TV star turned president using the N-word. Arnold tweeted that he would file a police report against Burnett and sue his wife for “defamation.” He added that actor Kevin Bacon could serve as a “reliable brawl witness.”
Asia Argento has threatened to sue fellow actress Rose McGowan for claiming Argento admitted to having sex with a minor. Argento and McGowan developed a close friendship after becoming two of the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, but that bond unraveled after Argento was accused of having sex with a former co-star, Jimmy Bennett, when he was 17. McGowan said her partner received text messages from Argento confessing to the crime. In response, Argento said she would take “immediate legal action” if McGowan didn’t retract her “horrendous lies” within 24 hours. ■