Dylan Farrow Speaks On Camera About Abuse By Woody Allen
Dylan Farrow, Woody Allen’s adopted daughter, has given an on-camera interview about her claim that he molested her. She spoke with Gayle King on CBS This Morning. Allen has denied her claims and critics have said she wanted to end his career.
Dylan said she has every right to feel angry. “Why shouldn’t I want to bring him down?” Dylan asked. “Why shouldn’t I be angry? Why shouldn’t I be hurt? Why shouldn’t I feel some sort of outrage after all these years being ignored and disbelieved and tossed aside?”
She spoke about how nobody believed her. Dylan said her brother Ronan used media manipulation and intimidation to dismiss her account of the events.
She said she is telling the truth. “I think it’s important that people realize that one victim, one accuser, matters. And that they are enough to change things.”
Support for Allen
Many celebrities have stood by Allen. Actor Alec Baldwin tweeted his support saying, “Woody Allen was investigated forensically by two states (NY and CT) and no charges were filed…The renunciation of him and his work, no doubt, has some purpose. But it’s unfair and sad to me. I worked w WA 3 times and it was one of the privileges of my career.”
Dylan has called out stars like Blake Lively and Kate Winslet who have worked with Allen.
One of three kids adopted by Allen and Mia Farrow, Dylan said he assaulted her when she was seven years old.
Probes pointed at no abuse
The filmmaker has denied her claims. Several probes were launched which determined that no abuse had occurred. She also wrote in an oped about her own mother who went against her. “But they weren’t there for my assault,” she says.
Dylan said she was heartened that stars like Ellen Page and Jessica Chastain have apologised for working with Allen.
She has been talking about her abuse for years now. 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,” Dylan wrote.