The actress and former partner of Woody Allen took to Twitter on Wednesday to share a lengthy response to “vicious rumors based on untruths.”
Mia Farrow issued an emotional Twitter statement detailing the deaths of three of her 14 children, calling them “unspeakable tragedies” amid renewed attention about her family following HBO’s Allen v. Farrow documentary.
While the four-part series centers on Dylan Farrow’s contention that Woody Allen, her adoptive father, molested her when she was 6 years old (allegations the filmmaker denies), others have focused on the lives of Farrow’s other children.
In the statement, a response to “vicious rumors based on untruths,” Mia Farrow addressed the deaths of her daughters Tam and Lark, and son Thaddeus, who were not included in the documentary.
“Few families are perfect, and any parent who has suffered the loss of a child knows that pain is ceaseless,” wrote Farrow. “However, some vicious rumors based on untruths have appeared online concerning the lives of three of my children. To honor their memory, their children and every family that has dealt with the death of a child, I am making this post.”
Lark, who Farrow described in her statement as “an extraordinary woman” and a “wonderful daughter, sister, partner and mother to her own children,” died at 35 in 2008 from complications of HIV/AIDS. “Despite her illness she lived a fruitful and loving life with her children and longtime partner. She succumbed to her illness & died suddenly in the hospital on Christmas, in her partner’s arms.”
She wrote that Tam passed away at age seventeen “from an accidental prescription overdose related to the agonizing migraines she suffered, and her heart ailment.”
Moses Farrow, who was adopted as a toddler by Mia and co-adopted by Woody Allen in 1991, disputed Tam’s 2000 death in his 2018 blog post and alleged it was a suicide.
In Moses’s blog, he also alleged that brother Thaddeus was abused by Farrow. But that claim has been disputed by nine of Mia’s other children, as Allen v. Farrow notes. Moses declined to be interviewed for the documentary.
Thaddeus was 29 when he died in 2016. Farrow described her son in the statement as “courageous” and “happily living with his partner” before the relationship abruptly ended. “He took his own life,” wrote Farrow.
Read Farrow’s statement in full via her Twitter account below.