Moses farrow Biography

Moses Amadeus Farrow, a Korean-American freelance photographer and licensed marriage and family therapist, has a unique background as one of the adopted children of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen. Despite facing challenges with cerebral palsy and being abandoned by his birth parents, Moses found a loving home when Mia adopted him at the age of two in 1980. However, his family’s dynamics took a tumultuous turn in 1991 when Allen began an affair with Soon-Yi Previn, another of Mia’s adoptive children. This caused a bitter breakup between Allen and Mia, which was further complicated when Dylan Farrow, Allen’s other adoptive child with Mia, accused him of sexual assault in 1992. Moses, however, provided a different perspective on the situation, sharing his own account of being abused by Mia and contradicting Dylan’s accusations. His story was later published in Eric Lax’s book about Allen, ‘Start to Finish’.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Moses A. Farrow
  • Age: 45 Years, 45 Year Old Males
  • Family:
    • Father: Woody Allen (adoptive father)
    • Mother: Mia Farrow (adoptive mother)
    • Siblings: Bechet Allen, Daisy Previn, Fletcher Previn, Frankie-Minh Farrow, Isaiah Justus Farrow, Kaeli-Sha Farrow, Lark Previn, Manzie Tio Allen, Matthew Previn, Ronan Farrow, Sascha Previn, Soon-Yi Previn, Tam Farrow, Thaddeus Wilk Farrow
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Notable Alumni: Siena College, University Of Connecticut
  • Ancestry: South Korean American
  • Education: University Of Connecticut, Siena College

Childhood & Life in the Farrow Household

Moses Farrow was born on January 27, 1978, in Korea. He was abandoned in a phone booth as a child and later taken to an orphanage due to his cerebral palsy. In 1980, at the age of two, he was adopted by Mia Farrow, a prominent Hollywood actor at the time. Mia already had six other children, including three biological sons and three adoptive children.

Mia met Woody Allen in 1979 and they began their relationship a year later. Mia starred in 12 of Allen’s films between 1982 and 1992. They tried to have a biological child together in 1984, but Mia was unsuccessful in getting pregnant. In the same year, Mia adopted Dylan Farrow without Allen’s involvement. However, when Dylan came to live with Mia, Allen took on parental responsibility. Their biological son, Satchel Farrow (later known as Ronan Farrow), was born on December 19, 1987. Allen adopted both Moses and Dylan on the same day.

In January 1992, Mia discovered nude photos of Soon-Yi, who was 19 or 21 at the time, in Allen’s home. Allen, who was 57, claimed that the photos were taken the day before, around two weeks after they had sex for the first time. Mia and Allen’s relationship ended, and Allen later married Soon-Yi. They have since adopted two children.

Childhood Experiences and Allegations

Moses spent most of his young life in Mia’s household. He has spoken about the atmosphere created by his mother, where he felt the constant need to gain her trust and approval. He recounted incidents of mistreatment, shouting, and even physical abuse from his mother during his childhood. These experiences made him anxious and fearful, and he learned to fight, flee, or freeze as coping mechanisms.

According to Mia, on August 4, 1992, Dylan told her that Allen had sexually abused her in their Connecticut home earlier that day. The incident was reported to the authorities, and Allen sued Mia for custody of Moses, Dylan, and Satchel. While Allen was not prosecuted on sexual molestation charges, he was denied custody of the children. In 2014, Dylan reiterated her claims in a New York Times piece, and Allen denied the allegations.

‘Start to Finish’ and Reconciliation

Moses had previously shared his views on the matter, but they gained public attention after excerpts from a book by Eric Lax were published in the New York Times. In the book, Moses detailed the abusive relationship Mia had with him and the other children. He also alleged that she coached the children, including Dylan, to speak out against Allen. The book, titled ‘Start to Finish: Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking,’ was published on October 3, 2017.

Dylan dismissed Moses’ opinion as “insignificant,” while Mia responded by saying it was heartbreaking and bewildering that he would make such claims. Moses severed all ties with his mother and reconciled with Allen and Soon-Yi.

Personal Life

Moses attended Siena College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree, and later obtained his master’s from the University of Connecticut. Since 2007, he has been a licensed marriage and family therapist. Moses is married and has two children.

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