Monday, February 3, 2014

Woody Allen Married His Own Mentally Retarded Daughter

Woody Allen's Wife/Daughter Said to be Mentally Retarded
This Woody Allen business has just turned a few notches too creepy for me.  Woody Allen's Hollywood friends and actors like Diane Keaton and Cate Blanchett, who starred in his films, might not have been able to unravel the truth of whether he had molested his seven year old daughter, Dylan.  After all, her mother, Mia Farrow, could indeed have used the child as a  vendetta against the man who had dumped mom for his adopted daughter, Soon-Yi.  But being in his social circle, all of these Hollywood celebrities and other defenders of Woody Allen almost certainly knew something that I've only just learned.    Mia Farrow's adopted daughter, Soon-Yi, whom Woody Allen raised as the child's father and then married when she was twenty-one, is mentally retarded.  

Although married to a world-renowned celebrity under controversial circumstances, Soon-Yi has never been publicly interviewed.   In a Newsweek article she merely issued a written statement, hoping to deflect critics:
 “I’m not a retarded little underage flower who was raped, molested and spoiled by some evil stepfather—not by a long shot. I’m a psychology major at college who fell for a man who happens to be the ex-boyfriend of Mia.”
But those who know Soon-Yi insist that she lacked the mental capacity either to formulate or write a statement as complex as this.   Dr. Audrey Seiger, the learning and reading disabilities specialist who tutored Soon-Yi throughout her childhood, described her as "a typical L.D. [learning disabled] kid, 
very socially inappropriate, very, very naïve. . . She has trouble processing information, trouble understanding language on an inferential level. She’s very, very literal and flat in how she interprets what she sees and how she interprets things socially. She misinterprets situations.”

Woody Allen has on occasion bragged that his wife, Soon-Yi,  earned a bachelor’s degree in art from Drew University in 1995 and a master’s degree in special education from Columbia University in 1998.  But questions have been raised about whether his young wife given her cognitive deficiencies, actually earned these degrees or was helped along by a team of full-time tutors.  
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