Dylan Farrow Calls Out Free Pass To Woody Allen Despite Abuse Claims
Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Woody Allen, who has spoken about how he abused her, has spoken out about why he is getting a free pass when so many celebrities are coming under fire for sexual harassment.
The celebrity has written an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times in which she called out actresses Blake Lively, Kate Winslet and Greta Gerwig for supporting Allen.
“It isn’t just power that allows men accused of sexual abuse to keep their careers and their secrets,” she wrote. “It is also our collective choice to see simple situations as complicated and obvious conclusions as a matter of ‘who can say’? The system worked for Harvey Weinstein for decades. It works for Woody Allen still.”
Farrow was one of three children adopted by Allen and actress Mia Farrow. She has said that he assaulted her when she was 7 years old. He has denied her claims and several investigations were launched which determined that no abuse had occurred. She also wrote about her own mother and brother who went against her. “But they weren’t there for my assault,” she says.
Farrow says that she is heartened that actresses like Ellen Page and Jessica Chasten have come forward and apologised for working with Allen. They have also pledged not to do so again.
In her op-ed, she insists that she has told the truth and she has been telling it for more than 20 years. His pattern of behaviour was witnessed by family and friends, she says, and he was in therapy for his conduct towards her.
Farrow also criticises how Blake Lively and Kate Winslet were outspoken in their condemnation of Harvey Weinstein but in Allen’s case, they said that they wouldn’t like to comment on things that they don’t know anything about
Farrow has been talking about her abuse for years now, and it is time we heard her voice.
“The truth is hard to deny but easy to ignore. It breaks my heart when women and men I admire work with Allen, then refuse to answer questions about it,” she wrote.
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