Dylan Farrow on Father and Alleged Predator Woody Allen: ‘I Want to Bring Him Down’


In the midst of Hollywood’s new focus on sexual misconduct and the rise of the #MeToo movement, Dylan Farrow opted to do her first TV interview detailing her allegations of sexual abuse against famed filmmaker Woody Allen — her adopted father.

While the interview officially airs Thursday morning on CBS, a segment of the discussion between Farrow and This Morning host Gayle King was released in which she explains her anger over being ignored for so long.

“Why shouldn’t I want to bring him down? Why shouldn’t I be angry? Why shouldn’t I be hurt? Why shouldn’t I feel some sort of outrage that after all these years, being ignored and disbelieved and tossed aside?” she said — referencing that Allen remained relatively unscathed in Hollywood despite Farrow coming forward with her allegations in 1992.

She continued: “All I can do is speak my truth and hope. Hope that somebody will believe me instead of just hearing it.”

In 2014, Farrow again alleged her celebrity father had sexually abused her as a child in an open letter published by the New York Times. Following the Harvey Weinstein bombshells, she again stepped-up to write an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times explaining that Allen’s judgement day in Hollywood is long over due.

It seems Farrow’s message may have finally gotten through, as numerous actors have banned together to condemn Allen and his work. Several of these actors, including Griffin NewmanRebecca Hall, and Timothée Chalamet, have even decided to donate the money they earned performing in Allen’s films.

During the interview, Farrow also assured King that she was telling the truth — and had been all these years.

“I am credible, and I am telling the truth, and I think it’s important that people realize that one victim, one accuser, matters. And that they are enough to change things,” Dylan said.

Watch above, via CBS.

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