Woody Allen abuse claims resurface

Allen's adopted daughter Dylan has written an open letter about the allegations.

Filmmaker Woody Allen. Picture:AFP.

LOS ANGELES - Woody Allen's adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has revisited her sexual abuse claim against the filmmaker in a letter on the website of the New York Times.

Allen was never arrested or prosecuted in the decades-old case, after an investigation by state police in Connecticut, where Mia Farrow and her children lived.

Mia Farrow and Allen split in 1992 amid revelations that Allen had an affair with her then 22-year-old adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, who he later married in 1997.

At the time of their break up, Farrow accused Allen of abusing Dylan, who had been adopted by Allen.

The letter is the first time Dylan has written publicly about the allegations.

The 28-year-old wrote that Allen one day led her to an attic at their house when she was seven-years-old.

"He told me to lie on my stomach and play with my brother's electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me."

In her piece, Dylan also questioned the participation of major actors in Allen's films and his nomination for an Oscar.

"For so long, Woody Allen's acceptance silenced me. It felt like a personal rebuke, like the awards and accolades were a way to tell me to shut up and go away."

Last year, Dylan repeated her accusation of sexual abuse against Allen in an interview with_ Vanity Fair_ magazine.

Representatives for Allen did not return calls or emails seeking comment yesterday.