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Dylan Farrow Speaks About Woody Allen Sexual Abuse Allegations & the Backlash She's Received

Dylan Farrow Speaks About Woody Allen Sexual Abuse Allegations & the Backlash She's Received

Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, has opened up even further about the choice she made to write an open letter about her sexual assault allegations against her famous adoptive father.

“It took all of my strength and all of my emotional fortitude to do what I did this week in the hope that it would put the truth out there,” the 28-year-old writer told People. “That is my only ammunition. I don’t have money or publicists or limos or fancy apartments in Manhattan. All I have is the truth and that is all I put out there.”

“People are saying that I am not actually remembering what I remember. People are saying that my ‘evil mother’ brainwashed me because they refuse to believe that my sick, evil father would ever molest me, because we live in this society where victim blaming and inexcusable behavior – this taboo against shaming the famous at the expense of their victims – is accepted and excused,” Dylan added.

“Part of the reason why it was so hard for me to write the piece that I wrote was because once upon a time I loved my father so much,” she added.

Read the entire interview over at People.

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94 Responses to “Dylan Farrow Speaks About Woody Allen Sexual Abuse Allegations & the Backlash She's Received”

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  1. 1
    Leokas Says:


  2. 2
    Cari Says:

    I believe her. If you look at some of is movies etc he has a theme of underage sex.

  3. 3
    disgust Says:

    I also believe her. The only reason he’s on the loose is because of his money and influence. May he ************!!!!
    Anyone who chooses to ignore this sick fact about him and still chooses to support him by working with him, is a scumbag..That includes you Cate Blacnhet and that stupid Baldwin dude too.

  4. 4
    URGH Says:

    These people need to take it inside at this point and this does not seem to be helping her case.
    Why is it ok for everyone to doubt Moses account of being hit OFTEN and not ok to have questions about Dylan?

  5. 5
    groundcontrol Says:

    This still doesn’t help get at the truth. I’m sure she has become convinced she was abused by her mean, evil father. Probably nothing will ever shake her of this belief. She may be beyond the point where she even wants to know a different “reality.” This has become her cause celebre.
    But the fact remains that after a very intensive investigation and a careful examination of the child by experts in child sexual abuse from a respected and child-oriented institution that Dylan’s story was seriously doubted. The experts knew how to properly interview children in such cases. Neither Dylan nor her story were vetted by bumbling police who didn’t know what they were doing. These were child-sympathetic psychologists and other experts. There were internal and external contradictions to her story and experts have protocols/tests designed to test a child’s ability to remember and reason as well as how reality based they are.
    Even before these accusations Dylan was diagnosed as a troubled child who had difficulties distinguishing reality from fantasy. I don’t remember exactly what her pre-adoption story was but that may have played into her psychological and emotional issues exhibited before the accusations.
    In addition there were other factors and witnesses to that day that supported a finding that these allegations were too weak and unbelievable to pursue. I am sorry for this woman but she is offering nothing new after all these years and to rehash this and keep making these allegations against this man which she cannot prove occurred is just wrong.
    It defies sense and psychology to suggest that she knows for sure that she did not confabulate events or that she knows for sure that her beliefs were not planted or suggested to her during a bitter and over-the-top break-up. She was an emotionally troubled child to begin with and she was 7. That’s exactly how false memories work and that’s exactly how implanted ideas work. The person just does not know they are false.

  6. 6
    retire Says:

    Everyone believes u. Hes a dirty soul. He should come clean redeem himself, beg for forgiveness. Then we should have the statute of this law lifted n he should go away forever n have the same treatment to him behind bars.

    He has children that he is probably doing the same thing too. Bothr most outrageous thing to me is people say “adopted” daughter. Mf- if u step up as a parent u r molesting ur child. If a woman did this to an adopted son the headlines would not read adopted. We allow dirty soulless men to get away w murder. Add money n then we question it. Any person w a soul would never work w this vile garbage ever. He sickens me.

  7. 7
    amele Says:

    this guy is a total creep & it’s a disgrace how people simply turn a blind eye to his past mis-endeavours because of his work.

    & how bloody sexist & irrational for people to think that mia farrow would convince her child that these things actually happened because she is a bitter, spurned woman that wanted to take down the man that left her. i mean really? surely that were easier ways to get back at him. i mean the fact that he got off with his own step- daughter (that was the dynamic of his relationship with soo-yi) was enough to convince the world that he was a twisted f**k.

  8. 8
    retire Says:

    @groundcontrol go to hell, Woody.

  9. 9
    tammy Says:

    WA is disgusting.Simple as that.

  10. 10
    trent Says:

    It really did change my view on Emma Stone, Cate Blanchett n others. It felt like a punch to the gut. I used to like them, but how d hungry can they be to go this low to work with him. How did they make it ok in their heads.

  11. 11
    Malizza Says:

    For God sakes he married his daughter doesn’t that ring a bell !!

  12. 12
    lol Says:

    You guys are tearing Woody apart not knowing a single thing about what really happened 22 years ago. Why do you think half of the kids Mia adopted want nothing to do with her? Moses says she beat him up but no one cares about that, then she cheated with Sinatra and made up scandalous allegations using her daughter to ruin Woody’s reputation after he left her for her adopted daughter. Bring me some proof and I will believe her, until then.

  13. 13
    Ziggy Says:

    @Malizza: Soon-Yi was never Woody Allen’s daughter, Farrow adopted her with her previous husband Andre Previn. She was 21 when they began their affair, they are not related and he wasn’t the one who raised her. Farrow even tried to settle the case asking for money according to her lawyer and cops said Dylan had been coached.

  14. 14
    San Says:

    I believe Moses, this girl clearly loves drama and attention. Why wait all those years to finally speak up? Is it because award season will bring her more attention?

  15. 15
    Casper Says:

    There’s a recent article written by a child abuse Investigator with 20 yrs experience, who researched the Allen case. And, guess what? The investigations you write about basically amounts to s**t. This report can be found in the Daily Banter and it is worth reading. This investigator clearly demonstrates the mistakes doctors and investigators alike made in 1993. Would anyone today allow their 7 yr old little girl be questioned about sex abuse by three male doctors??? I mean, come on. There were so many mistakes made then when dealing with child abuse, but have been corrected today by proper procedures. It is terrible for anyone to accuse someone of lying, who is coming out about sexual abuse. She was 7 yrs old, and Allen ended up with his girlfriend’s daughter, whom he met when she was 10 yrs old. Took naked pics of her when she was 16. And people have an issue with him molested a 7 yr old girl? Really!!!???

  16. 16
    opi Says:

    C’mon Dylan Previn is a writer, it’s easy for her to make stuff up. If Woody Allen wasn’t prosecuted it’s probably because there wasn’t any truth found to those allegations. Mia Farrow is one bitter ex who’s been milking their relationship since the day he dumped her… she’s capable of anything to save face. They should all move on at this point.

  17. 17
    Dd Says:

    @groundcontrol: he paid off those so called investigators… You are naive!

  18. 18
    @16 Says:

    fyi dylan was never a previn. She was adopted by mia and woody.
    dylan moses and ronan are the 3 that have mia and woody as parents. the older kids have just mia or previn as the father.

    agree mia is nuts though. both her and woody are not good parents.

  19. 19
    opi Says:

    @Casper: “Took naked pics of her when she was 16.” Those were Mia Farrow’s claims after he had left her for Soon-Yi. Such pictures don’t exist and no one has ever seen them, seriously who’d be THAT stupid?

  20. 20
    Me Says:

    Mia, please throw away your bitterness, stop blaming woody for your lost career, please stop destroying Dylan life she deserve better. I wonder why most of your adopted children distance themselves from you. Ronan, you too will have a great life and career if you just cut off the vampire in your life which is your mother, she is sucking the energy out of you with her bitterness. Enough is enough. She has been an unhappy woman all her life and think adoption will fill that empty soul which is wrong. you have done a lot of good charity Mia and a lot of people benefit from it but you need to start loving yourself, your anger is destroying you. I can tell by reading your twit that you are not in peace with yourself a lot of anger which is not about woody. No one can fix this except herself. Not too late Mia!

  21. 21
    ok.... Says:

    If she is hurt she needs to sue him! However, she can’t because it’s her word and no proof. I think this act of trying to publicly shame him and those who worked with him is fruitless and will not give healing to her hurt. You cannot blame the people who have worked with Allen for her pain. They are workers who need to make a living not personal family or friends who may have known of such accusations. Even if they did hear of such what can they do, he wasn’t tried in a court of law and found guilty…and if he was it is their personal choice. Dylan and it seems like the other children as well needs serious counseling. Also, the beginning of her letter sounds of jealousy of the classes. I don’t like Allen because he is too nerdy for me and the one movie I saw of his years ago bored me to sleep. I just feel the public arena is not where you air you families dirty secrets. Now, if this was recent events call the cops get all the evidence you can and nail the SOB!

  22. 22
    Carolyn Says:

    I think it’s very telling that Woody took a lie detector test and passed;
    Mia refused to take one.

  23. 23
    true story Says:

    And one day, the guilty will answer for it. Nobody gets away with their dirty deeds in the end. It is ALL coming out — all the secret little acts that people want to pretend never happened……. I believe it is possible that Woody Allen did what he is accused of, even though psychologists, professionals, etc took on the case and found him innocent. I knew of a girl whose father was sleeping with her for many years of her life. He also gave her to his brother. Her dad was an atheist and from poor country roots. Anyhow, professionals kept up with her because being handicapped, she received a check every month. She also worked when she got older and she had job coaches, etc. Even though handicapped, she was a girl filled with shame. She cried when she told the truth to a relative of mine who was also handicapped. She knew it was wrong, what her dad did, but she had no one to protect her. Her mom died early, but her mom had also been from a very dysfunctional poor uneducated background. Well, the father and his brother never went to jail. Nobody cared enough. I believe someone had to be suspicious because her father was really a dirty old man. I heard the truth too late or I would have reported it. The dad is dead now, but he lived to nearly 100 yrs old. The victim may have passed too because she had dementia at a young age…….SO, I do not put total trust in the “professionals.” In my opinion, Woody Allen crossed that forbidden line when he became aroused by Mia’s underage, daughter Soon Yi, took sexy photos of her, and sexualized her. She was hungry for male attention and turned on by him. I am not surprised that their marriage has lasted all these years. That’s why the fault lies with the person who understands and knows better — the adult. I think WA did “something inappropriate,” but that today he is a changed man. He may even be disgusted by his past behaviort. It’s too bad that if he is guilty, he cannot come clean to Dylan, repent, and be forgiven by her. Unfortunately, they cannot trust each other to keep it between themselves and out of the media.

  24. 24
    trent Says:

    He MARRIED HIS daughter!!!!!! Adopted or not! He was her father figure. N by the way when did he start molesting the one he married? He should at least be behind bars for that. N if Moses knew or hid it I would’ve beat him down too. N can u blame her for cheating? She was probably never treated as a wife but as keeper of his harem n now we know why.


  25. 25
    guest Says:

    Mia had child molestors/rapist running in and out of her home – Roman Polanski, her brother Jack, etc. Sorry, there is a reasonable doubt here and if I were on a jury, I’d probably find Woody Allen not guilty in a court of law. Dylan said she felt comments about her brother Ronan’s biological father “overshadowed” her revelations of abuse in the VF article. Seeking attention by citing childhood abuse, either real or imagined, doesn’t sound to me to be the action of a mentally healthy person. Instead, I see a woman who is trying to discredit a man who is up for an award.

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