Dylan Farrow, long ignored by Hollywood after making explosive sex abuse charges against step-father Woody Allen, is finally seeing the cultural shift she hoped would happen when she went public with her allegations nearly three years ago.
Farrow wrote a haunting first-person account of her sexual abuse at the hands of the director in The New York Times.
The allegations first exploded publicly during a 1993 custody battle, when then long-time partner Mia Farrow testified that Dylan had told her the preceding summer that Allen had sexually molested her. She was seven at the time.
Allen, 82, was investigated but no charges were ever bought.
This morning, Farrow appeared on “CBS This Morning” to discuss the allegations with co-host Gayle King.
“I am credible and I am telling the truth and I think it’s important that people realize that one victim, one accuser, matters. And that they are enough to change things,” she said in the interivew.
Farrow’s allegations were given new impetus by #MeToo and Time’s Up, two movements that are focusing attention on sex abuses and harassment in Hollywood.
“Someone said this to me, ‘She wants to bring Woody Allen down. She’s caught up in the #MeToo, Time’s Up movement and this is really what she’s trying to do is bring him down,'” King said.
“Why shouldn’t 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 that after all these years being ignored and disbelieved and tossed aside?” Farrow responded.
“All I can do is speak my truth and hope that someone will believe me instead of just hearing,” Farrow said.
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