As the fall of Harvey Weinstein quickly unfolded at the end of 2017, one person in particular continually asked why Woody Allen wasn’t meeting the same fate. Dylan Farrow, Allen’s adopted daughter, has been a vocal opponent of her father for years, stemming from what Farrow says was the beginning of years of sexual abuse at age seven.
In 1992, a then seven-year-old Dylan revealed to her mother, actor Mia Farrow, that Allen had been sexually abusing her. Law enforcement was called for a wellness check, but no charges against Allen were ever filed.
More recently, Dylan and her brother Ronan Farrow have gone public with her claims of abuse against their father. In 2014, Dylan wrote an open letter in the New York Times revealing that she had been assaulted at a young age by Allen, claims backed up in 2016 by an article Ronan wrote for The Hollywood Reporter. Just last year, Dylan questioned why the public was quick to vilify Weinstein and make him the face of the #MeToo movement, but chose spare Dylan’s famous father.
It now appears that many in Hollywood are listening to, and believing, Dylan and Ronan. Many actors, including David Krumholtz, Greta Gerwig and Mira Sorvino have publicly apologized for working with Allen, while Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Hall have donated their salaries from Allen’s latest film A Rainy Day In New York to charities like the #MeToo movement.
Now Dylan is preparing to speak on camera about the abuse allegations for the first time. In a sneak peek of Thursday’s CBS This Morning, Farrow talks to host Gayle King about her father. “Why shouldn’t I want to bring him down?” says Dylan. “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?”
King questions Farrow as to why people should believe her now, with Farrow responding “I suppose that’s on them,” she said, “but all I can do is speak my truth and hope . . . hope that somebody will believe me instead of just hearing.”
The full interview will air during Thursday’s episode of CBS This Morning.
Only on @CBSThisMorning, Dylan Farrow addresses alleged sexual abuse by her adoptive father, Woody Allen. For 25 years, Farrow has insisted Allen sexually assaulted her when she was a child. In her conversation with @GayleKing, Farrow explains why now is the time to speak out: pic.twitter.com/Sfsz4YK0hu
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 17, 2018