Dylan Farrow Renews Sex Abuse Allegations Against Woody Allen In Open Letter In New York Times
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Dylan Farrow, the daughter of Mia Farrow, published an open letter in the New York Times Saturday graphically detailing alleged sexual abuse she says she suffered at the hands of Woody Allen.
The allegations were initially made back in 1992, when Farrow claimed that Allen molested her when she was 7 years old after he and actress Mia Farrow adopted her. This is the first time Farrow herself has laid out what she says happened.
In the open letter, Farrow pointedly asks Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and some of the other actors who’ve starred in Allen’s movies, what if it had been their child, 1010 WINS reported.
She told op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof that Allen “got away with what he did” and it “haunted” her.
Farrow said she was spurred to comment after Allen was recently honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes. Farrow said Hollywood’s continued embrace of Allen worsened her torment.
Allen was investigated on child molestation allegations, but he was never charged. However, the investigating prosecutor said there was “probable cause.”
Dylan ends the letter saying that she is lucky, that she is happily married, and has the support of her brothers, sisters, and mother, 1010 WINS reported.
Representatives for Allen did not immediately return requests for comment Saturday.
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