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NEW YORK (AP) -- Woody Allen is calling Dylan Farrow's allegations of child molestation "untrue and disgraceful" a day after Farrow renewed claims dating back to Allen's tempestuous relationship with actress Mia Farrow in the early 1990s.

The movie director's publicist Leslee Dart says in an email that Allen has read Dylan Farrow's open-letter, published online by The New York Times, claiming she was sexually assaulted by her then adoptive father as a 7-year-old.

Dart says "Mr. Allen has read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful" and will be responding soon.

Dylan Farrow claimed that in 1992 at the family's Connecticut home, Allen led her to a "dim, closet-like attic" and "then he sexually assaulted me." Farrow didn't specify Allen's actions, but described other abusive behavior.

Allen was investigated on child molestation claims for the 1992 accusation, but prosecutors elected not to charge him.

The 78-year-old director has long maintained his innocence.

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