PALM BEACH — Actress Mia Farrow talked about her relationship with embattled film director Woody Allen and the renewed buzz about alleged sex abuse at her appearance before a Palm Beach group yesterday afternoon.
And in a surprisingly candid admission, she said she owes their children an apology!
Farrow, 69, was scheduled for a speech at The Society of Four Arts for months — way before her and Allen’s adult daughter Dylan wrote an open letter about alleged molestation she says Allen perpetrated on her.
But the renewed interest in Allen’s past as he is up for three Oscars Sunday for his Blue Jasmine made Farrow’s visit relevant.
Farrow, who starred in critically acclaimed movies like Rosemary’s Baby and Hannah and Her Sisters, was Allen’s companion for 13 years.
Together, they adopted two children and gave birth to two more.
“I spent many years with someone who had no respect for everything I hold sacred,” Farrow said of Allen yesterday, without mentioning him by name.
Allen, 78, has blamed Farrow for “planting” stories of sex abuse into Dylan’s mind.
“All I can say to my children is that I accept responsibility, and I ask them to forgive me for not seeing something so shocking,” Farrow told her Palm Beach audience.
Dylan, who’s now 28, lives in Coral Springs, just west of Fort Lauderdale.
Farrow, meanwhile, spent the rest of her hour-long chat discussing her role as UNICEF ambassador and visits to the world’s poorest countries. At times, she said, she witnessed genocides.
The actress also urged the mostly well-heeled audience members to find ways to help: “The most enduring joy in life (comes from) finding a way to give back to someone.”