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Woody Allen’s lawyer responds to child abuse allegations [VIDEO]

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11:  Director Woody Allen at the  CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Director Woody Allen at the 'Midnight In Paris' press conference at the Palais des Festivals during the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)  

Woody Allen’s attorney Elkan Abramowitz appeared on “The Today Show” Tuesday to dispute the renewed allegations of sexual abuse against the filmmaker and say that Allen feels “overwhelming sadness because of what has happened” to his accuser, Dylan Farrow. (RELATED: Not everyone believes the Woody Allen sexual abuse claims)

“She was a pawn in a huge fight between him and Mia Farrow years ago, and the idea that she was molested was implanted in her by her mother,” Abramowitz told “Today.” “That memory is never going to go away. So the fact that she says this now, that it happened 20 years ago, is totally understandable.”

Abramowitz said that he has no doubt that Dylan believes that Allen molested her because it was a memory that was formed by her mother, Mia.

“In my view, she’s not lying. I think she truly believes this happened,” he said. “That’s what the vice of this is. When you implant a story in a fragile 7-year-old’s mind, it stays there forever. It never goes away.”


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