Stacey Nelkin wasn’t the only teenager Allen allegedly attempted to seduce. Mariel Hemingway, who starred in 1979’s Manhattan, claimed in her memoir that Allen tried to woo her when filming wrapped. In Out Came the Sun (via Fox News), Hemingway claims she was 18 years old (and still embarrassed by all the sexual themes of the film in which she’d starred) when Allen asked her to go to Paris with him.
“Our relationship was platonic, but I started to see that he had a kind of crush on me, though I dismissed it as the kind of thing that seemed to happen any time middle-aged men got around young women,” she wrote, adding that she told her parents she wasn’t sure what Allen’s motives were for the trip. “I wasn’t sure if I was even going to have my own room. Woody hadn’t said that. He hadn’t even hinted it. But I wanted them to put their foot down. They didn’t. They kept lightly encouraging me.”
Hemingway said she realized, “No one was going to get their own room. His plan, such as it was, involved being with me.” She told Allen, who was staying in her family’s guest room at the time, that she wasn’t going to Paris with him, and he supposedly left her family’s Idaho home via a private jet the next morning.