Woody Allen rep: New York Times article 'disgraceful'

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Update 1:12 p.m.: Woody Allen's reps call New York Times article "disgraceful"

Leslee Dart, a publicist for Woody Allen, says he read the New York Times article and "found it untrue and disgraceful."

She also said that Allen will be responding to the story soon.

Dart said it's important for media to remember that a thorough investigation into Dylan Farrow's claims was conducted by court appointed independent experts in 1993.  "The experts concluded there was no credible evidence of molestation;  that Dylan Farrow had an inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality; and that Dylan Farrow had likely been coached by her mother Mia Farrow."

The Connecticut prosecutor who investigated Woody Allen on child molestation claims didn't file charges and says it's too late for the film director to be prosecuted.

Former Litchfield County state attorney Frank Maco said in a phone interview Sunday with The Associated Press that the statute of limitations on adopted daughter Dylan Farrow's accusations ran out at least 15 years ago.           

Maco had said in 1993 that he lacked evidence to prosecute Allen but suspected the abuse did occur. He retired in 2003.

Farrow renewed allegations against Allen in an open letter to The New York Times on Saturday, saying he sexually assaulted her when she was 7 after he and actress Mia Farrow adopted her.

Allen has denied the accusations.

With contributions from The Associated Press

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