Woody Allen Dated 17-Year-Old Stacey Nelkin When He Was 42

Woody Allen Dated 17-Year-Old Stacey Nelkin When He Was 42

When Woody Allen won a Golden Globe a few weeks ago for his latest film, Blue Jasmine it took only a matter of minutes for the backlash to begin. Ronan Farrow tweeted his disgust at Woody’s professional life still being praised and rewarded when his personal life has decades full of accusations of deviant behavior. Ronan simply couldn’t keep his mouth shut and ultimately was alluding to the allegations made by his mother, Mia Farrow 21-years earlier. During the nastiest of splits from Woody she accused him of molesting their adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. I guess a few weeks ago, Ronan spoke up in an effort to defend the hurt that his sister has endured and the admitted the mental toll that the entire situation has taken on her.

While the allegations against Woody have been discussed for years it wasn’t until yesterday that Dylan chose to speak out on her own behalf in an open letter to The New York Times. In it she gave a detailed account of a sexual attack at age 7 while alone with Woody. While Dylan has gotten herself some serious help it’s very clear that the recent praise for him has really dredged up the memories- so much so that she needed to be heard, finally.

While none of us were actually there and so we can’t say for certainty what happened between Woody and Dylan, it’s painfully clear that her memories are very real to her and have disrupted her life. Taking that into account it has to be extremely difficult to watch this man receive accolades in spite of details of his pedophilia being made public, repeatedly. It was inevitable that she was going to speak up eventually, right?

Once again, people are weighing in all over the place on who is telling the truth and asking that even if Woody is a total perv, should it have destroyed his career. Should the lines between his work and private lives have been blurred along the way?

I’m not definitively sure of too much but I do know that Woody has often liked his women young – super young. Take his film Manhattan which was dubbed as a romantic-comedy back in 1979. It was about a 42-year old that was dating a 17-year old girl. Later on we learned that the flick was based on his relationship with Stacey Nelkin, an American actress that has become a successful relationship expert, often popping up on Fox & Friends as an analyst. At least we know for sure that one woman had an extremely questionable and possibly illegal relationship with Woody and was able to rebound nicely.

What are your thoughts on the recent flare up surrounding Woody and what about the detailed allegations by Dylan? Should she have finally spoken up? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!



  • carrie

    When you were young,i also dated older guys( okay not as old as 42 but in 30’s)

  • TxPharm

    She has zero credibility in defending Woody Allen, since she had to be messed up in the head to date a 42 year old man at 17. So looks like Woody hit on a 17 year old, then his adopted daughter Soon YI Previn, and his own daughter, Dylan.
    Stacy has no clue what Allen did with Dylan, and should keep her mouth shut.

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  • Sophie

    That is not entirely true. There are people who get off on power as much as sexual preference, and they can be interested in very young women, as well as children. The boxes are not as clear cut as you think. There are sexual predators who cross over the age ranges, and that is just a fact, so it is entirely inaccurate to state that someone interested in young women, is not also capable of molesting an actual child.