I’m not a Woody Allen fan by any stretch and I think his personal decisions re dating and marrying the young adult daughter of this girlfriend shows extremely bad form. Having said this the context the molestation accusations were made in re the pitched betrayal/custody/etc battle he was having with Mia Farrow are exactly the kind of context where accusations motivated out of spite and a desire to get leverage and to punish will arise. If sufficiently agitated some people will have absolutely no compunction about making stuff up.
Having been though my own divorce decades ago I am familiar with the aspect of false accusations being pulled out of thin air to get leverage. When my ex’s divorce attorney finally figured out that my ex had cashed and spent all my commission paychecks and that there was not a pile of dragon’s gold hidden somewhere she corralled her nonsense and all the claims about hidden money mysteriously vanished.
Are there any statistics as to the veracity of molestation claims introduced during custody battles?