Mariel Hemingway has set the internet on fire with new charges that support previous allegations about Woody Allen from his daughter Dylan that she was molested at age seven. Now Mariel is saying that Allen wanted to take her to Paris when she was only 18 years old, reported Fox News.
Woody co-starred with Mariel in 1979 in Manhattan, playing a 44-year-old dating a sweet young teen. Two years later, in his late 40s, he visited her in her parents’ Idaho home.
In her new memoir, Out Came the Sun, Mariel recalls her feelings when Woody urged her to go with him to Paris during that visit.
“Our relationship was platonic, but I started to see that he had a kind of crush on me, though I dismissed it as the kind of thing that seemed to happen any time middle-aged men got around young women,” revealed Mariel in her autobiography.
And so she talked with her parents about her concerns, hoping that they would forbid her to go.
“I didn’t know what the arrangement was going to be, that I wasn’t sure if I was even going to have my own room,” Hemingway cautioned her parents.
However, she clarifies that Woody had not specified whether she would sleep with him or have her own private room.
“Woody hadn’t said that. He hadn’t even hinted it. But I wanted them to put their foot down. They didn’t. They kept lightly encouraging me.”
Still unsure, the 18-year-old had a middle-of-the-night revelation and decided that she was naive to think he would provide her with a separate room.
“[I had] the certain knowledge that I was an idiot. No one was going to get their own room. His plan, such as it was, involved being with me,” she wrote in her memoir.
Impulsively, Mariel ran to the guest room where Allen slept soundly and woke him up to ask him a question — and give him an answer.
“I’m not going to get my own room, am I? I can’t go to Paris with you.”
Woody took his private jet out of Idaho the next morning.
Published by Regan Arts, the book will be released on April 7 and also discusses Mariel’s family history of mental illness, addiction, and suicide. It is co-authored by Ben Greenman.
However, although she recalls that event unfavorably, Hemingway credits Woody for his talent, reported Vanity Fair. Their comedy Manhattan provided her with an Oscar nomination.
However, she did admit that the kiss shown in the film made the then-16-year-old nervous.
“I had never kissed anybody. So the kiss in the cab around Central Park terrified me. I was worried about it for weeks. Fortunately it was a long shot and I didn’t have to do much… he attacked me like I was a linebacker.”
Also writing a book that has Twitter talking is Candice Bergen, as the Inquisitr reported. Her memoir attacks the dogma of dieting among female celebrities while taking readers through a journey of her past.
[Image Via Regan Arts]