Woody Allen wants to respond to Dylan Farrow in New York Times

The public editor of the New York Times, Margaret Sullivan, has revealed that director, writer, and actor Woody Allen has asked for a chance to rebut claims of sexual abuse by Dylan Farrow.

Farrow, adopted daughter of Allen and his former spouse Mia Farrow, recently wrote a letter outlining her allegations. They were published in a column by Nicholas Kristof.

Dylan Farrow claimed in an open letter on February 1 that the abuse occurred when she was seven years old in 1992.

The allegations also appeared in a recent Vanity Fair article.

The New York Times has not promised to print Allen's response.

“They asked and we said, ‘Yes, send it in,’ ” Andrew Rosenthal, paper's editorial page editor, told Sullivan over the phone.

Meanwhile, Allen's adopted son Moses has told People magazine that the abuse never occurred.

“My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister,” Moses Farrow told People. 

He claimed that this was "a vengeful way to pay him back for falling in love with Soon-Yi”.

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