Woah. Former model Babi Christina Engelhardt told The Hollywood Reporter Monday she was 16 and an aspiring model in 1976 when she was approached by Woody Allen, then 41 and not yet involved with Farrow, at hotspot Elaine’s in New York.
The starstruck teen scribbled her phone number on a note for Allen, which allegedly resulted in an eight-year affair.
Later in their relationship, Allen and Engelhardt had threesomes with Mia Farrow.
Christina Engelhardt, now 59, had looked back fondly at her relationship with Allen, but the #MeToo movement and the allegations of sexual abuse against Allen have made her memories of that time “into something much more uncomfortable.”.
“What made me speak is I thought I could provide a perspective,” she told the publication. “I’m not attacking Woody. This is not ‘bring down this man.’ I’m talking about my love story. This made me who I am. I have no regrets.”
She added, “It’s almost as if I’m now expected to trash him.”
In her unpublished manuscript memoirs, however, Engelhardt acknowledges that Allen was in full control of their affair.
Head on over to The Hollywood Reporter to read the full story.