Clearly this is an awful and sordid business, and ultimately a lot of people are going to believe what they want to believe. I haven’t read all the court documents and have no wish to do so.
Allen makes a strong (if one-sided) case that Dylan’s mother Mia Farrow is unstable and vengeful. But the most recent accusations came not from Mia but from Dylan herself, now a 28-year-old married woman living hundreds of miles from her mother. And as I noted before, a number of readers of Dylan’s account who themselves experienced sexual abuse as children wrote that the events she described were very familiar to them.
Finally Stephen Marche notes a number of moments in Allen’s films and plays which, in retrospect, can make one shudder a bit.