Moses Farrow

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Moses A. Farrow[1][2][3] is an American family therapist and the adopted son of actress Mia Farrow and director Woody Allen.

Early life and education

Moses Amadeus Farrow[4][5] was born in South Korea with cerebral palsy, and was adopted by American actress Mia Farrow.[6] Woody Allen also adopted Moses in December 1991.[7] He played a small role in Allen and Farrow's 1986 film Hannah and Her Sisters[8] and attended the Dalton School in New York City.[9] Farrow graduated from Siena College[10] in Loudonville, New York in 2000 and earned a Master's degree from the University of Connecticut in 2003.[11]

Relationship with Woody Allen and Mia Farrow

During Woody Allen and Mia Farrow's acrimonious 1992 split, Allen sued for custody of Moses Farrow, who was called to submit written testimony by Mia Farrow's attorneys.[7] In a letter addressed to Allen and read to the court Moses, then age 14, declared "I don't consider you my father anymore" and he hoped Allen became "so humiliated that you commit suicide."[12] In subsequent media interviews, Moses told reporters that he was "sure my younger brother and sister don't want to go with him either."[13] Mia Farrow was ultimately granted custody over Moses and attempted to have Allen's adoption of Moses annulled, though a court denied her request.[14]

As an adult, however, Farrow says he has had a "positive reunion" with Allen and has severed ties with his mother Mia.[15] In one People magazine interview in February 2014, Farrow defended his father, rejecting public accusations made by his younger sister, Dylan "Malone" Farrow, of child sexual abuse against Allen, saying that he "doesn't know if my sister really believes she was molested or is trying to please her mother. Pleasing my mother was very powerful motivation because to be on her wrong side was horrible."[15] In that same interview, he described his mother Mia Farrow as "vengeful" and his childhood being raised by her as "horrifying", saying he was physically abused by his mother.[15] He has said that he and his siblings were often used by their mother as "pawns" and that he "cannot trust anything that is said or written from anyone in the family.”[16]


Farrow has been a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Connecticut since 2007,[17][18] and is currently the adoption program coordinator for Lutheran Social Services of New England.[19] He is also a freelance photographer.[9]

Personal life

Farrow is married with two children and lives in Connecticut.[9]


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  2. A Son's Anguished Letter Rivets Woody Allen Hearing - New York Times
  3. Vitriol Is Order of Day in Allen-Farrow Case - New York Times
  4. New York Family Law - Sara Schechter - Google Books
  5. Family Law - William Statsky - Google Books
  6. Smith, Dinitia (May 8, 1994). "Picking Up The Legos And The Pieces". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Kohn, George (2001). The New Encyclopedia of American Scandal. New York: Infobase. ISBN 9780816021697. 
  8. "Hannah and Her Sisters - Cast". IMDB. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Moses Farrow". Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  10. "Philanthropy at Siena College". Siena College. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  11. Meade, Marion (2010). The Unruly Life of Woody Allen. ISBN 1617560685. 
  12. "Son castigates Woody Allen in letter Affair 'horrible,' 'ugly,' court hears". Baltimore Sun. March 24, 1993. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  13. Goodstein, Laurie (21 August 1992). "Audience squirms between ties with Allen movie, reality". Washington Post. 
  14. Wide, Robert (27 January 2014). "The Woody Allen Allegations: Not So Fast". Daily Beast. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Rothman, Michael (2013-10-17). "Dylan Farrow's Brother Moses Says Mia Farrow, Not Woody Allen Was Abusive". ABC News. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  16. Fleeman, Mike (February 7, 2014). "Woody Allen Lashes Back: 'Of Course, I Did Not Molest Dylan'". People. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  17. Print Lookup Details
  18. "Moses Farrow". Connecticut eLicensing. State of Connecticut. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  19. "Therapist Directory". Connecticut Adoption Community Network. University of Connecticut Health Center. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 

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