Soon-Yi Previn
Soon-Yi Previn
Soon-Yi Previn (born October 8, 1970) is the wife of film director Woody Allen.
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Kathy Griffin's 'Jaw-Dropping' Story About Woody Allen Will Shock You
Huffington Post - 3 months
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Older woman, younger man? A 'valid comic idea' to Woody Allen
Yahoo News - 10 months
After unveiling his latest film, "Cafe Society", in Cannes, featuring a love story between a young woman and powerful older man, Allen was asked if he would ever consider switching the roles -- something still somewhat taboo on the big screen. As if to inspire him, French film queen Catherine Deneuve, 72, drew a standing ovation for a long and passionate kiss with French actor Laurent Lafitte, 42, on stage at the opening of the festival. Allen has had a turbulent personal life clouded by scandal after entering a relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of his former partner Mia Farrow, when Previn was only 21.
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The Dark Side of Adoption
Huffington Post - over 1 year
In the midst of all the happily-ever-after media coverage of adoption, now that it's November, and National Adoption Month (NAM), it's incumbent upon us to look at adoption realistically and even critically. The fact is that most adoptions are not saintly acts of altruism but simply the fulfillment of the adopters' hopes and dreams. That means that adoption, adoptive parents, and adoptive families are as imperfect as any others among us. And sometimes more so. Hyun-su Three days into NAM 2015, it was reported that Brian Patrick O'Callaghan was to enter a guilty plea in the beating death of his three-year-old adopted son Hyun-su. #‎JusticeforHyunsu‬‬. O'Callaghan, 36, of Maryland, is a veteran and was a high-ranking NSA officer. Hyun-su was born in South Korea and died of a beating just four months after his adoption. In reading about this very sad case, I found a poignant post on the blog, Lost Daughters, that reflected an adoptee's reaction to the beating death of an in ...
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Woody Allen denies Dylan Farrow's bitter sex abuse allegations
Guardian (UK) - about 3 years
Daughers public renewal of child abuse claims has brought a detailed answer from the director, but no sign of resolution The 20-year rift between Woody Allen and his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, has deepened into a sordid and painful battle of words this weekend following the film director's unprecedented personal statement carried in the New York Times on Saturday. Allen made a lengthy denial of fresh, direct allegations that he was guilty of child abuse in the early 1990s, arguing that his estranged daughter had been coached into making the claims by her mother, his ex-partner Mia Farrow. In turn, Dylan Farrow, now 28, told the Hollywood Reporter on Saturday: "I have never wavered in describing what he did to me. I will carry the memories of surviving these experiences for the rest of my life." Although the 78-year-old director said his statement would be his last word on the subject, it is unlikely to lead to a final public verdict on the case. The evidence and counterclaim ...
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Mia Farrow's 1992 Valentine's Day Card To Woody Allen Is Frightening
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned -- especially one whose longtime partner had an affair with her adopted daughter and allegedly molested another adopted child. With Dylan Farrow's allegations that her adoptive father Woody Allen sexually abused her when she was seven years old back in the spotlight, old interviews and articles detailing both Mia Farrow and Woody Allen's sides of the story are rapidly resurfacing. Dylan's open letter in the New York Times, and the heated discussion surrounding her claims, prompted CBS to upload their 1992 "60 Minutes" interview with Woody Allen, in which he denies molesting Dylan, and claims the allegations brought against him is part of Mia's plan to exact revenge for his affair with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn. In the interview, Allen told correspondent Steve Kroft that several weeks before Dylan made her first allegations, Mia called him up and in the course of an "argumentative phone call," Allen claimed she told him, "I have some ...
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Dylan Farrow's brother defends Woody Allen
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
Moses Farrow told People magazine in an interview published Wednesday that Allen "of course" did not molest Moses' younger sister, Dylan Farrow. A publicist for Allen earlier pledged that the filmmaker, who has long maintained his innocence, would respond to Dylan Farrow's allegations. The couple broke up after Mia Farrow discovered that Allen was involved in a relationship with her oldest adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn.
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A look back at the allegations against Woody Allen
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
The Ugly Explosion of an Unconventional Family, announced the Aug. 31, 1992, cover of Time magazine, which bore Woody Allen's bespectacled face. The sordid saga involving Allen and erstwhile romantic partner Mia Farrow had indeed exploded into the public consciousness days earlier. The most sensational part: an allegation that the celebrated director had taken their adopted daughter Dylan, 7, into an attic-like space at Farrow's Connecticut home and molested her. At age 78 he still puts out a movie a year, won his fourth Oscar in 2012 for "Midnight in Paris," and is nominated again this year — his 24th nod — for the "Blue Jasmine" screenplay. Allen was given a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes in January that included a glowing televised tribute. [...] this past weekend, Dylan Farrow, now 28, married and living in Florida, penned an emotional open letter, accusing Hollywood of callously lionizing her tormentor. Visiting Allen's apartment, Farrow discovers a set of ...
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Why the Woody Allen Affair Makes Us All Uneasy, and Rightly So
Huffington Post - about 3 years
It is impossible to read Dylan Farrow's account of what she says Woody Allen did to her as a child without feeling queasy. What's your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother's electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. The details are nauseating. But that's to be expected -- child abuse is dark and disquieting. But it's that first line that is surprisingly vexing because it turns watching and liking a Woody Allen film into an ethical consumption choice. And it has polarized his audience completely. One side says it's all about the art and not about the artist behind it. The importance of being Milan Kundera, or at least the importance of his books, should not be affected by allegations he ratted on a dissident to the Czech secret police back in 1950. Enid B ...
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Dylan Farrow, adopted daughter of Woody Allen, alleges he abused her
Guardian (UK) - about 3 years
28-year-old speaks out independently for first time about film director's alleged crimes and says Hollywood 'turned blind eye' Woody Allen's adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has spoken out independently for the first time over allegations that the director sexually assaulted her when she was seven. In an open letter published on a New York Times blog, the 28-year-old, now known as Malone Farrow, renewed the claims and blamed Hollywood for exacerbating her torment by "turning a blind eye". All allegations were denied by Allen at the time, and following an investigation in 1993, no charges were brought. Farrow's letter alleges sexual abuse by Allen at the family's holiday home in 1992, during which time he was fighting his former partner Mia Farrow for custody of their two adopted children, Dylan and Moses, as well as their biological, son Ronan. The couple, who were together for 12 years but maintained separate houses, split up after she discovered his relationship with Soon-Yi Previ ...
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12 Celebrity Scandals That Would Have Broken Twitter, Had It Existed At The Time
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When Miley Cyrus sent VMA viewers into a frenzy with her over-the-top performance Sunday, social media seemed to magnify their outrage. In fact, Cyrus even set a record for most tweets per minute (360,000, to be exact). We couldn't help but wonder what kind of reactions the following events would elicit if they had occurred before the dawn of Facebook (2004) and Twitter (2006). Madonna's "Like a Virgin" performance at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards Rob Lowe's sex-tape leak in 1989 Roseanne Barr's screeching, crotch-grabbing rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a 1990 San Diego Padres game Milli Vanilli's lip-syncing scandal in 1990 Paul Reubens' (aka Pee-wee Herman's) arrest for indecent exposure in 1991 Sinead O'Connor tearing a photo of the pope on "Saturday Night Live" in 1992 Hugh Grant's arrest after being caught with Hollywood prostitute Divine Brown in 1995 O.J. Simpson's acquittal after lengthy murder trial in 1995 Woody Al ...
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Jay Weston: Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine Is Powerful, Disturbing
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As my Huffington readers know, I have had a long relationship with Woody Allen. I went to a school in Brooklyn, New York called Midwood High, across from Brooklyn College. When I was a senior there, there was a funny, bespectacled freshman named Allen Stewart Konigsberg writing jokes for the school's newspaper,The Argus. I used to read his funny stuff aloud and predicted he might have a future in show business. The young man had gone to the same public school as me, P.S. 99, and lived just one block from me on Avenue K in Flatbush. I advised him to submit some jokes to columnists like Earl Wilson and Leonard Lyons, which he did...and they were printed. A start. Some years later, I was Production V.P. of a film company called Palomar Pictures, financed by the ABC Network. By then the comedy writer's name went from Heywood Allen to Woody Allen and he had graduated from doing standup routines in the Duplex club in the Village to becoming a very successful TV writer. I often we ...
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Mia Farrow Is More Than A Hair Icon
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Mia Farrow is an American actress best known for her roles in films like "Rosemary's Baby" and "Hannah and Her Sisters," and as one-third of the messy love triangle involving Woody Allen and her daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. But when it comes to style, Farrow will forever be credited with bringing the pixie hairstyle back into fashion. In 1967, the blonde beauty traded her long locks for a cropped 'do, thanks to legendary stylist Vidal Sassoon. But her hair was only one part of her iconic look: Farrow (who was also briefly married to Frank Sinatra) emulated '60s fashion in shift dresses and graphic prints. In honor of Farrow's 68th birthday on Saturday (Feb.9), we are taking a look back at some of the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador's most iconic outfits. var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=517355179&height=411&width=570&sid=577&origin=SOLR&relatedMode=2&relatedBottomHeight=60&companionPos=&hasCompanion=fa ...
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Mia Farrow's Brother Arrested On Child Sex Abuse Charges
Huffington Post - over 4 years
WASHINGTON -- Mia Farrow's brother, John Charles Villiers-Farrow, has been jailed in Maryland on charges of sexually abusing two boys for years. Villiers-Farrow, 66, who lives in Edgewood, Md., is charged with sexual abuse of a minor, perverted practice and child abuse stemming from incidents that took place from 2000 to 2008, police said. He is accused of sexually abusing two men who at the time of the abuse, were "between the ages of eight until their early teens," according to a media release put out by the Anne Arundel Police Department. The Baltimore Sun reports that one of the men said Villiers-Farrow "showed him and the other boy pornographic videos about a dozen times before he began regularly molesting them over a period of five to six years." The other man told police that when the sexual abuse began, in 2000, "in the beginning the other boy was there, but then it occurred when the other boy was not with him," according to The Sun -- which also reports that ...
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Woody Allen Talks Israel, With ... (Surprise!) Love
Forward - over 4 years
L.A. Jewish Journal publisher Rob Eshman’s campaign to raise funds for Woody Allen to film in Israel has touched off a mini-media flurry over Allen’s merits as an artist and a Jew. Rob notes that Allen “has done much to define the image of ‘Jew’ in our time,” but has never been to Israel “as far as I know.” Haaretz blogger Allison Kaplan Sommer responded yesterday with a list of reasons why it’s not worth the money. She cites Allen’s undeniably negative depiction of Jewish women, his 1988 “tantrum” on the New York Times Op-Ed page, “chiding Israel for making him look bad,” and his “deliberately” choosing not to visit Israel even though “he’s been happy to go almost anywhere else.” She doesn’t mention the long-running scandal over his marriage to Soon-Yi Previn, but from her caustic tone I’m guessing it’s on her mind. I don’t have real evidence, mind you—I’m just speculating, sort of the way Kaplan is speculating about Allen’s attitude toward Israel. (I love Allison. I’m just sayi ...
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Woody Allen Gets Snubbed for Father’s Day
Forward - over 4 years
Mia Farrow and Woody Allen’s son Ronan Farrow had quite the Father’s Day dig for his estranged dad this year. On Sunday, Farrow posted his greetings on Twitter: “Happy father’s day – or as they call it my family, happy brother-in-law’s day.” Apparently, Woody’s scandalous marriage to his adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, for whom he left Mia when Ronan was just five, still stings 20 years on. (Get it? If Soon-Yi is Ronan’s step-sister, than her husband must be…um…) Mia Farrow echoed Ronan’s sentiments, re-tweeting the statement with the comment “Boom.” Click here for the rest of the article...
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Ronan Farrow Burns Woody Allen Via Twitter On Father's Day
Moviefone Blog - over 4 years
It's a good thing Woody Allen doesn't care for technology, because the 76-year-old director was burned via Twitter on Sunday. On Father's Day, Allen's estranged son, Ronan Farrow, took to social media to air his past grievances. Happy father's day -- or as they call it in my family, happy brother-in-law's day. — Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) June 17, 2012 In 1992, Allen incited a scandal when he left his longtime partner, actress Mia Farrow, for their adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn. Their union began in 1991 -- Allen was 56, Previn was 21 -- and were wed in 1997. And it seems the wounds are still very much present twenty years later. Mia echoed her son's sentiments with a retweet. Boom RT @RonanFarrow: Happy father's day -- or as they call it in my family, happy brother-in-law's day. — mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) June 17, 2012 This is not the first time Mia has taken to twitter to bash her one-time significant other. Last year, comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Soon-Yi Previn
    TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 24
    Previn received a bachelor's degree in art from Drew University in 1995 and a master's degree in special education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in these three documentaries: In these two films, she was a non-speaking, uncredited extra:
  • 1992
    Age 21
    Soon-Yi Previn said in 1992 that she does not, and never did, consider Woody Allen to be her father, stepfather, or father figure; she said she considers André Previn to be her adoptive father. She also commented that "I was never remotely close to Woody. He was someone who was devoted exclusively to his own children and to his work, and we never spent a moment together." The couple married on December 24, 1997, in the Palazzo Cavalli in Venice, Italy.
    More Details Hide Details They have two adopted daughters, Bechet Dumaine Allen and Manzie Tio Allen, named after jazz musicians (Sidney Bechet, Manzie Johnson and Lorenzo Tio, Jr).
    Previn gained international attention in 1992 when it was revealed that she was having a relationship with her own adoptive mother's long-time romantic partner, Woody Allen. The relationship began in late 1991 and became known to Farrow in January 1992.
    More Details Hide Details The affair was covered by tabloids, focusing not only on her familial relation to Allen's long-time partner, her own adoptive mother, and to their children, but also the 34-year age difference between Previn and Allen. Allen and Farrow's biological son, Ronan Farrow, said of Allen: "He's my father married to my sister. That makes me his son and his brother-in-law. That is such a moral transgression."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Age 7
    Born in South Korea, Soon-Yi was about eight years old when she was adopted by André Previn and his then-wife, Mia Farrow, in 1978.
    More Details Hide Details Mia Farrow and Woody Allen became a couple in 1980, when Soon-Yi was ten years old.
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on October 8, 1970.
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