You may not have heard the story. Mia Farrow and her adopted daughter Dylan are charging that Woody Allen molested Dylan when she was around 7-years-old. There is no need to go into the details.
The thing of it is, in Hollywood it’s a big yawn. Why should the sex-romping, divorce filing, omni-sexual escapades of so many people in the film and entertainment industry be concerned about some guy having sex with a child? In fact, as I explain below, such practices are common in Hollywood if former child actors are telling the truth.
We don’t know who’s telling the truth. It’s hard not to trust what a child says. But there are cases where custody cases often degenerate into accusations that involve sex with a child. Making the accusation is enough “evidence” for a court to award custody to the mother.
It doesn’t help Woody Allen’s case that he married one of Mia Farrow’s adopted daughters, Soon-Yi Farrow Previn, when she was 21 and Allen was 56. They actually got married. Allen and Farrow were never married, and there’s the rub. He and Farrow were involved sexually with one another for 12 years.
In a 2011 interview, Allen said, “What was the scandal? I fell in love with this girl, married her. We have been married for almost 15 years now. There was no scandal, but people refer to it all the time as a scandal and I kind of like that in a way because when I go I would like to say I had one real juicy scandal in my life.” Allen admitted that he’s not religious. He’s an atheist. So what did or could he do wrong? He can skirt today’s moral conventions because they’re changing all the time. There are no longer any moral norms.
Two years ago, The Daily Mail reported this story:
“A wave of child abuse allegations in Hollywood have emerged . . . – including that of a Julliard-trained ‘Sesame Street’ composer who allegedly produced and distributed porn, and a Hollywood manager who was charged with abusing a former client.
“Which begs the question – is there a heinous epidemic of child abuse in Hollywood?
“Recent childhood abuse allegations have brought to the forefront atrocious reports from former child actors who said paedophilia has been a common practice in Hollywood.”
Here’s what Corey Feldman told ABC’s Nightline when the report surfaced: “I can tell you that the number one problem in Hollywood was and always will be paedophilia. That’s the biggest problem for children in this industry. . . It’s the biggest secret.”
“Little House on the Prairie star Alison Arngrim agreed. ‘This has been going on for a very long time,’ she told Fox News. ‘It was the gossip back in the 80s. People said, “Oh yeah, the Coreys [Corey Feldman and Corey Haim], everyone’s had them.” People talked about it like it was no big deal.’”
By “had,” she means “had sex with them.”
Feldman had this to say in a recent Fox411 interview about his book Coreography:
FOX411: You write that Corey Haim was raped by a very powerful Hollywood player on the set of ‘Lucas’ and he tried to initiate something with you.
Feldman: In his mind that was just what guys do, that’s what he tried to sell me on. He wasn’t bisexual. He didn’t understand what was right and wrong. He’d been manipulated and lied to and used and abused. So was I, but I wasn’t yet at that point. He told me, to me it was the craziest story I had ever heard. I had to explain, ‘No man that’s not how it goes.’ But then a few months later the same thing happened to me, though not as graphically.
FOX411: You say that pedophilia is common in Hollywood.
Feldman: I think there’s a lot more of it than we’d like to believe and a lot more of it in all paths of life. The world is a very, very dark place right now. Right now, more than any other time in the history of mankind we need to have spirituality in our lives, we need to believe in a higher power and stay positive no matter what.
Instead of confronting this “dark place,” we have homosexuality and homosexual marriages forced on the rest of us as a new moral norm. Chris Christie capitulated in New Jersey, and New Jersey Senator Corey Booker is married homosexuals as fast as he could when he was major.
So why would Hollywood raise objections to what Woody Allen allegedly did? By what standard and who says?