In her first televised interview, Dylan Farrow sat down with CBS This Morning co-host, Gayle King, and discussed the allegations she made against her adoptive father, Woody Allen, so many years ago.
Considering the popularity and voracity of the #MeToo movement, it’s surprising that people in Hollywood haven’t condemned the famous director in the same way that they’ve treated Harvey Weinstein and actors like Kevin Spacey.
Unlike many of the stories we are hearing now, Farrow actually spoke up about the alleged abuse when she was just 7 years old. This article in Vanity Fair, which was written by the same author who covered the story in 1992 and again in 2017, is heavily researched and presents some interesting facts about the incident.
Two very sad pieces of “evidence” include the fact that Farrow and Allen were already working with a child psychologist to address his “inappropriate” behavior towards the child when the allegations were made public.
Also, the state attorney says that he did have probable cause to press charges against Allen but declined to do so because he was trying to protect Farrow who was “fragile.” He would need her to testify against her father and he didn’t want to put her on the witness stand.
How, then, can people continue to work with this man who, if memory serves correct, divorced his wife to marry a different adopted daughter?
Considering the fact that men in Hollywood are being brought down by mere tweets, it’s not surprising that Farrow is upset. As she told King on CBS This Morning: “Why should I want to bring him down? 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 of being ignored and disbelieved and tossed aside?”
When King, hopefully just playing the Devil’s Advocate, challenged the woman and asked why people should believe her now after so many years, Farrow correctly responded with: “I suppose that’s on them, but all I can do is speak my truth and hope. Hope that somebody will believe me instead of just hearing.”
“I think it’s important that people realize that one victim, one accuser, matters,” Farrow said. “And that they are enough to change things.”
For more on Farrow’s interview, tune in to CBS This Morning on Thursday, January 18.