She said Mia Farrow had a tendency of "playing favorites" among the children and "showing her power" by slapping and spanking Previn or calling her "stupid" and "moronic".
Previn said while she does have a "little learning disability", which makes spelling hard, Farrow would write words on her arms to get her to remember them, and hold her upside down for periods of time because "she thought that blood going to my head would make me smarter or something".
Ronan Farrow has become the effective lead journalist in the #MeToo movement, a movement to which father Woody Allen is a prominent villain. "And a whole new generation is hearing about it when they shouldn't", she said.
In an interview with New York Magazine, published on Sunday, Previn, 47, alleged that Farrow has been taking advantage of the current conversation about sexual harassment to spread lies about Allen. Nor is Ronan Farrow, whose investigative reports in the New Yorker uncovered allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, setting the #MeToo movement into motion.
She "regrets" that Farrow found naked Polaroids in early 1992 that Allen shot of her.
Previn said she came to the US from South Korea without knowing a word of English and that Farrow would become impatient with her, according to the article.
'I am a pariah, ' he said during a lunch with the author.
► Soon-Yi didn't like Mia from the start:"I remember the second I laid eyes on her", Previn says.
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Previn also echoed Moses Farrow's sentiments about Mia's abusive parenting. Here, it was for a single person, and I was scared to get in the water by myself. I thought he must be the same way'.
She also claimed that Mia would try to "arbitrarily show her power" and claimed to have gotten hit and slapped while being called derogatory names, insulting her intelligence. The two were married in Italy in 1997 and Previn is his third wife. "I think he is, but I wouldn't bet my life on it". She says that from the moment she met Mia at the orphanage, "She didn't ring true or honest". One thinks that he's so brilliant ... and yet on certain things he's so shockingly naïve it makes your head spin and you think he's putting it on. "And then she called everyone".
'But what's happened to Woody is so upsetting, so unjust.
On August 4, 1992, seven months after the affair between Previn and Allen had already exploded the family and the bitter custody battle had begun, Allen was accused of molesting his then seven-year-old daughter Dylan. "They hear their mother going insane, screaming in the middle of the night for hours".
Previn challenged Dylan Farrow's allegations that Allen had molested her, and claimed that her adoptive mother Mia Farrow abused her.
In a statement Sunday, Dylan Farrow responded to the article saying, "Thanks to my mother, I grew up in a wonderful home, filled with love, that she created". "Mia wasn't maternal to me from the get-go", Previn told interviewer Daphne Merkin, who notes in the story that she's a close friend of Allen's. And she says her relationship with Woody just happened after they began spending time together, going to basketball games.