Dylan Farrow Says ‘Complicity’ in Hollywood ‘Systemically’ Covered Up Woody Allen’s Alleged Sexual Abuse


In her first televised interview, Dylan Farrow opened up about the sexual abuse she claims to have suffered at the hands of her father, Woody Allen, and proceeded to slam the members of Hollywood who she believes are “complicit” in excusing Allen’s alleged misconduct.

While the film industry has become increasingly more vocal about sexual misconduct issues, Farrow feels that — prior to the Harvey Weinstein bombshells — her story on the matter was not only ignored, but silenced.

During her conversation with CBS This Morning host Gayle King, Farrow went after the industry as a whole for their whole in supporting Allen and his projects despite the allegations:

“I hope that, you know, especially since so many of them have been vocal advocates of this Me Too and Time’s Up movement that, um, they can acknowledge their complicity and maybe hold themselves accountable to how they have perpetuated this culture of – of silence in their industry… I have been repeating my accusations unaltered for over 20 years and I have been systematically shut down, ignored or discredited.”

Farrow went on to note that if the #MeToo advocates don’t believe her story, then they can’t claim to stand for the movement. “If they can’t acknowledge the accusations of one survivor, how are they going to stand for all of us?” Farrow said.

When asked by King how she responds to critics who say her story is simply a “family matter” and not associated with the broader issue of misconduct in the industry, Farrow responded by saying her situation “matters” because she is “a real person” still dealing with “the aftershocks” of child abuse.

Farrow’s newly repeated stories have proved to be effective, as more and more members of the film industry have come out to condemn Allen and distance themselves from his famed work. Several actors who appeared in his films have even donated the money they earned from the projects to anti-abuse causes.

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