NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- In the aftermath of Dylan Farrow's open letter to the New York Times, her estranged brother Moses Farrow, who has repaired his relationship with Woody Allen, said this week that Mia Farrow coached Dylan into believing her father had molested her.
"I don’t know if my sister really believes she was molested or is trying to please her mother. Pleasing my mother was very powerful motivation because to be on her wrong side was horrible," Moses said.
Allen's lawyer made similar claims to the press this week, telling Today that the then seven-year-old girl "had an inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality," and was unable to resist the memories Mia "implanted" into her brain.
Dylan spoke out again in a lengthy interview, and continued to deny accusations that she had been manipulated into imagining that Allen had sexually assaulted her.
"My brother has broken my heart," a "sobbing" Dylan told People when she learned of her brother's defense of Allen. "Moses divorced himself from the family a long time ago. I always missed him. I loved him and I kept him in my thoughts. These lies -- this betrayal -- is unfathomable to me coming from a brother I loved and cherished and grew up with."
"His betrayal is the lowest form of evil that I could ever imagine," she added. "My memories are true. What happened to me as a little girl ... is my cross to bear. But I will not see my family dragged down like this. I can't stay silent when my family needs me."
Dylan's letter to the Times touched off a firestorm in Hollywood. Allen has vehemently denied the allegations and is reportedly planning a written response.
"They asked and we said, ‘Yes, send it in,'" the New York Times' editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal told his public editor Margaret Sullivan on Wednesday. The Times’s editorial page editor, told me today by phone. “It comes down to the editing process."