The director's adopted daughter said her claims had been ignored for years
Dylan Farrow has given her first TV interview about her allegations against Woody Allen.
The director’s adopted daughter has long claimed that he sexually assaulted her in 1992. Allen was investigated that year, but no charges were brought against the filmmaker, who has always denied the claims.
In a preview excerpt of the full interview, which will be broadcast on CBS This Morning on Thursday (January 18), Farrow responded to claims she was “caught up” in the #MeToo movement and only wanted to bring him down. “Why shouldn’t I want to bring him down?” she said. “Why shouldn’t I be angry? Why shouldn’t I be hurt?”
She continued: “Why shouldn’t I feel some sort of outrage that, after all these years of being ignored and disbelieved and tossed aside?”
Asked why people should believe her now, she replied: “I suppose that’s on them. All I can do is speak my truth and hope… hope that somebody will believe me rather than just hearing.”
Recently, a growing number of actors have moved to denounce working the actor. Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig, who worked with him on 2012’s To Rome With Love, expressed regret and said she would “not work for him again“. Rebecca Hall and Timothée Chalamet, who star in Allen’s next film A Rainy Day In New York, have both said they are donating their fees for their appearances to charity.
Yesterday (January 16), Alec Baldwin tweeted in defence of Allen from his Alec Baldwin Foundation account. “Woody Allen was investigated forensically by two states (NY and CT) and no charges were filed,” he wrote.
He added that while he thought “the renunciation of him and his work, no doubt, has some purpose,” he said he felt it was “unfair and sad”. “I worked w WA 3 times and it was one of the privileges of my career.”