This weekend, Dylan Farrow spoke out for the first time on the decades-old allegations that she was molested as a child by Woody Allen during his relationship with her adopted mother, Mia Farrow. In a piece for the New York Times, Dylan detailed her repeated sexual abuses by Allen and confirmed once and for all that she’s never forgotten what happened to her – and how quick the world is to discount her experiences and lavish Allen in praise.
Of course, Allen isn’t taking such strong accusations lying down! He’s… putting out a statement via his spokesperson about how untrue it all is and saying that Dylan was brainwashed by Mia. Uh… wow.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
“Mr. Allen has read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful. He will be responding very soon.”
And his lawyers said the following:
“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.”
“He’ll be responding soon”? It’s hilarious to me that one needs time to carefully create a response to such horrendous allegations if they weren’t true. Wouldn’t immediate and vehement denial be more in order?
Listen, Woody Allen is a pervert and a child molester. I don’t care what you think of his movies, what a great artist he is, whatever the fuck. He molested children, and he used his relationship with his “she’s not really my daughter” daughter Soon-Yi to cover up the fact that he was abusing Dylan. How all of that could ever fly, I’ll never understand. It’s mindblowing that we can discount the experience of a sexual assault victim for the sake of “good art”. Fuck that.
Sure, Allen will never go to jail or really be forced to pay for his crimes, but I think it’s time we all stop pretending that just because this asshole was quirky enough to make Annie Hall that somehow excuses his horrific abuses.