Dylan Farrow Speaks On Woody Allen Assault In First TV Interview
Dylan Farrow is continuing her crusade against her estranged stepfather, famed director Woody Allen. Farrow has claimed since the early 1990s that Allen sexually abused her. Allen has denied Farrow's allegation and no charges were ever brought against him.
In her first television interview, Farrow sat down with Gayle King from CBS This Morning to elaborate on her accusations against Allen.
Farrow had published an opinion piece for the Los Angeles Times where she criticized the #MeToo movement and the allegations against certain men in Hollywood, including Harvey Weinstein. Farrow slammed the trending topic and Hollywood for overlooking her accusations against Allen. She also called out certain actresses for continuing to work with Allen, particularly Blake Lively, Kate Winslet, and Greta Gerwig.
Since her publication, several actors and actresses have begun to cut ties with Allen. Actress Mira Sorvino wrote an apology to Farrow where she admitted she believed the media's portrayal of Allen rather than looking into Farrow's claims herself.
Gerwig also stated that she was no longer working with Allen, while actor Timothee Chalamet claimed he would donate all his earnings from an upcoming project he worked with Allen on to Time's Up, The LGBT Center in New York, and RAINN.
In a teaser clip of the interview that was released, Farrow is seen talking with King about her accusation against Allen if she's trying to "take Allen down."
"Why shouldn't I be angry? Why shouldn't I be hurt? Why shouldn't I feel some sort of outrage after all these years of being ignored and disbelieved and tossed aside?" Farrow commented.
When King asked Farrow why people should believe her story, Farrow stated that it's the people's choice to do so.
"I suppose that's on them but all I can do is speak my truth and hope that somebody will believe me instead of just hearing," she continued.
While certain entertainers in the industry have begun to turn away from the acclaimed director, there are others that are still standing behind him. 30 Rock actor Alec Balwdin defended Allen in a tweet where he stated that it was "unfair and sad" what Allen was being accused of.
Baldwin's tweet received backlash and negative criticism from Twitter users.
Farrow's interview will air on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 on CBS.