Soon-Yi Previn has become the latest soldier in the longstanding, venomous war of words between Woody Allen and his estranged one-time partner Mia Farrow.
Previn, the wife of filmmaker Allen, accused her adoptive mom of abusing her, describing her as an opportunist who took advantage of the #Metoo moment to recycle her story about his alleged sexual abuse of her daughter Dylan.
In a series of discussions with author Daphne Merkin, Previn defended her husband of 20 years and recounted the earliest days of their romance, recalling that she was a “goner” from their first kiss.
The 47-year-old opened up about her controversial marriage to the filmmaker in a New York magazine article released Sunday night, saying she was “completely attracted to him, physically and sexually.”
Previn, who was adopted from South Korea by Farrow and her then-husband composer Andre Previn at age 6, also revealed that she and her mother got along “like oil and water” and alleged that the actress had abused her.
She first met the reclusive actor when she was 10, and he was introduced to the children as Farrow’s boyfriend, she said in a rare interview.
“Woody wasn’t interested in meeting us children. And the feeling was mutual; we weren’t interested in meeting him,” Previn told Merkin who is a friend of Allen’s. “I hated him because he was with my mother, and I didn’t understand why anyone could be with such a nasty, mean person. I thought he must be the same way.”