Dylan Farrow (L) is speaking out against her adoptive father, Woody Allen, who allegedly sexually abused her when she was a child.
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Dylan Farrow, the adoptive daughter of Mia Farrow, is speaking out about her experience with sexual abuse, but this isn’t the first time she told her story.
Farrow has long claimed that her adoptive father, famed writer and director Woody Allen, abused her when she was seven years old. Farrow informed her mother of the incident in 1992 and Allen denied these allegations. Because the judge could not find any evidence to support Farrow’s claim, the case was dropped and forgotten until 2014 when Farrow had an article published in the New York Times by her Nicholas Kristof.
Farrow vs. Allen
In an op-ed piece for the LA Times, Farrow is questioning why the trending movement, ‘me too’ is seemingly overlooking Allen who she has accused of sexual misconduct for decades. Farrow states that the custody case against Allen and his ‘inappropriate behavior’ that went on for years were not given enough recognition.
“We are in the midst of a revolution. From allegations against studio heads and journalists, to hotel maids recounting abuses on the job, women are exposing the truth and men are losing their jobs. But the revolution has been selective,” Farrow writes.
Farrow alleges that while there has been much progress made with certain men being penalized for their actions, her step-father is still a free man. Farrow called out actresses Blake Lively, Kate Winslet, and Greta Gerwig, who have publicly distanced themselves from Weinstein but continue to work closely with Allen.
“Although the culture seems to be shifting rapidly, my allegation is apparently still just too complicated, too difficult, too ‘dangerous,’ to use Lively’s term, to confront. … 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 continued.
This isn’t the first time Allen has come under fire. The filmmaker received backlash for engaging in a relationship with his other adoptive daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. Previn, who eventually married, Allen is estranged from her mother, Mia, due to the controversial relationship.
Farrow ended her piece by stating that the “system” worked for Weinstein, and it still works for Allen as well.
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