investigation of Woody Allen pending, Connecticut says
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[February 04, 2014]
— State prosecutors in Connecticut do not have an open
investigation of Woody Allen, a spokesman said on Monday, after the
filmmaker's adult adopted daughter renewed allegations that he
sexually abused her at age 7.
A prosecutor decided after an investigation in 1993 not to
charge Allen, who has denied the allegations. Legal experts have
said the statute of limitations on the case probably has run
"We have no pending investigation. If we were to receive a
complaint, we would review it, as we do with any complaint, and
take the appropriate action," Mark Dupuis, a spokesman for
Connecticut's Division of Criminal Justice, told Reuters.
A complaint would need to precede any criminal charges, Dupuis
Dylan Farrow, now 28, detailed the alleged abuse by Allen,
now 78, in a letter published by the New York Times. She said
the incident occurred at the Connecticut home of her mother, the
actress and former Allen girlfriend Mia Farrow.
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On Sunday, a spokeswoman for Allen called Dylan Farrow's letter
untrue and disgraceful.
Under Connecticut law, a prosecutor who receives an allegation of
sexual abuse of a minor generally has five years to bring charges.
Farrow said she was abused in 1992.
(Reporting by David Ingram; editing by
Howard Goller and David Gregorio)
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