Woody Allen -Child Molester ?
Dylan Farrow, daughter of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen has openly stated in a letter how she had been sexually abused since she was a child of 7 years old. In 1990’s this was written about in detail by various media but through the years Hollywood, media, authorities and fans decided to ignore the allegations.
For the first time, Dylan Farrow herself came out in the open describing the years of abuse in an open letter. She did not want to be a part of glorifying Woody Allen, she wanted no part in the applause, praise the Golden Globe Lifetime Achievement Award that Woody Allen received this year.
In 1992, Woody Allen was fighting against Mia Farrow for the rights of their three children Dylan and Moses, as well as their biological, son Ronan. Mia Farrow, now says that even Ronan is not Woody and Mia’s son, but could be possibly hers and Frank Sinatra. At the time, even the doctor who was in charge of the investigation dismissed child molestation charges against Woody Allen. Dr John Leventhal who led the investigation cited inconsistencies in Dylan Farrow’s statements. It was believed that Mia Farrow might have coached her daughter to state these things against Woody Allen to win the case of custody of the children .
From the archives of NYT: Dr. Leventhal said: “We had two hypotheses: one, that these were statements that were made by an emotionally disturbed child and then became fixed in her mind. And the other hypothesis was that she was coached or influenced by her mother. We did not come to a firm conclusion. We think that it was probably a combination.”
Dylan Farrow writes in her open letter on NYT blog by Nicholas Kristof: –
What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?
Woody Allen is a living testament to the way our society fails the survivors of sexual assault and abuse.
So imagine your seven-year-old daughter being led into an attic by Woody Allen. Imagine she spends a lifetime stricken with nausea at the mention of his name. Imagine a world that celebrates her tormenter.
Are you imagining that? Now, what’s your favorite Woody Allen movie?
Woody Allen is dismissing Dylan Farrow’s allegations and is calling it untrue and ungraceful. Woody Allen’s lawyer Elkan Abramowitz states: “It is tragic that after 20 years a story engineered by a vengeful lover resurfaces after it was fully vetted and rejected by independent authorities. The one to blame for Dylan’s distress is neither Dylan nor Woody Allen.”
Dylan Farrow now is 28 years old and happily married. It takes courage to come out in the open and share a story like this. Often, when the child goes through sexual abuse he/she has no understanding of it. All they know is that it is not right, the young mind is not able to comprehend anything of it, they just feel pain and many times feel responsible for what is happening.