'Allen v. Farrow' and other controversial docs you need to watch

HBO's explosive Woody Allen docuseries dives deep into sexual abuse allegations

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22/02/21 | StarsInsider

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HBO has just debuted the first of its explosive four-part docuseries 'Allen v. Farrow,' which details the allegations of sexual abuse against Woody Allen involving Dylan, his then seven-year-old adoptive daughter, as well as his subsequent custody battle with Mia Farrow and the controversial aftermath in the years that followed. And there are certainly mixed feelings about it among the family. 

Ronan Farrow wrote on Instagram, "Proud of my sister," as Dylan appears for a first-person interview in the series, along with Ronan himself and their mother, Mia. 

Woody Allen has continuously denied all accusations of misconduct against him, and has never been arrested or prosecuted. The docuseries, however, takes a much closer look at the allegations of sexual abuse aimed at the famous director, including records, documents, police investigations, social workers’ investigations, and even home videos taken of Dylan by Mia in the days after the alleged assault, in which she hauntingly describes what her "Daddy" did to her in the attic. Many say this series could be the final nail in the coffin for Allen's career. 

Though he hasn't directly commented, a spokesperson for the director released a statement which said, "These documentarians had no interest in the truth. Instead, they spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to put together a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods." 

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