[Marxism] The Woody Allen case - latimes.com

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Feb 16 08:31:37 MST 2014

On 2/16/14 10:10 AM, Tristan Sloughter wrote:
> Then there are pieces like in WSWS which are so over the top it
> certainly must only do harm to convincing anyone Allen is or could be
> innocent.

They were notorious for defending Roman Polanski but I wouldn't let that 
influence how we see the Farrow-Allen battles. What helped me make up my 
mind on this case was the testimony under oath of child psychologist 
Sandra Coates who had been hired by Mia Farrow. This is the same Coates 
whose description of Allen's attention on Dylan as "inappropriate" has 
practically gone viral. In searching for information on her, I 
discovered that she testified that Allen's interest in Dylan was not 
sexual and more importantly that Dylan was so prone to fantasy that it 
would affect the way she saw an apple tree. That's not Allen's 
psychotherapist but Farrow's. Also, for what its worth, she also 
testified that she worried about Allen's safety because Farrow had 
become so enraged at him, so much so that she warned him about visiting 
the house. This does not sound like an environment in which he would 
choose to prey on Dylan.

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