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Daisy Previn: "It's disgusting. He betrayed us'

Daisy Previn: "It's disgusting. He betrayed us'

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NEW YORK (AP) - One of Mia Farrow's adopted children, 17-year-old Daisy Previn, said Thursday that Woody Allen has "betrayed" her family. She also was adamant that he molested her 7-year-old sister.

She said the filmmaker had been more of a father figure to Farrow's children than her legal father, Andre Previn, and his affair with her sister, Soon-Yi, came as a terrible shock.

"I'll never forgive him," she said, standing in the hallway of her family's elegant apartment. "I loved him as a father. We all thought of him as a father for years."

The apartment, where Daisy lives with her mother and some of her 10 siblings, was used in Allen's film "Hannah and Her Sisters."

"I think it's sort of disgusting," she said of the affair. "It was very shocking. He betrayed us."

Allen, 56, admitted this week he was having an affair with Soon-Yi, a Korean orphan adopted by Farrow and Previn, the German-born conductor. Since she had no birth certificate, her age is uncertain; it has been widely reported as 21 but Daisy said she is 19.

Allen and Farrow's custody dispute over their three children comes to state Supreme Court on Tuesday. Connecticut police said Allen is under investigation, apparently over allegations that he abused his 7-year-old adopted daughter, Dylan.

Allen specifically denied the accusation Tuesday.

"I believe he molested Dylan and I can say that honestly," Daisy said. "I know Dylan. I don't think she'd make something like that up. I believe he's sick and he could do something like that."

She would not say if her family had physical evidence that Dylan was molested. She said Allen had never acted improperly toward her.

Daisy said she and her family believe the abuse occurred at one specific time. She said she wasn't home at the time.

"I'm not just saying it because I'm angry," Previn said. "I don't want to say details but I think she was sexually abused."

The affair and the abuse allegations had brought the family closer together, said Daisy, who spoke firmly and confidently, displaying only slight emotion.

"My mother's a strong person and we're strong people," she said. "We're standing together. My mother is a loving mother, the best. She has no favorites between the kids."


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