Dylan Farrow to Speak on ‘CBS This Morning’ About Alleged Woody Allen Abuse
Woody Allen’s estranged daughter Dylan Farrow will speak on television for the first time about the alleged assault she says changed her life 25 years ago.
Farrow was recently interviewed by CBS This Morning host Gayle King about an alleged incident that she claims took place when she was seven years old. The full interview will air Thursday morning.
In a one-minute teaser for the interview, Farrow stands by her allegations — and her anger.
In her first television interview, Dylan Farrow talks with @CBSThisMorning co-host @GayleKing about her allegations of childhood sexual abuse by her father, Woody Allenhttps://t.co/EJ1VNIAKMu pic.twitter.com/IXKZF3voyy
— CBS News PR (@CBSNewsPress) January 16, 2018
“Why shouldn’t I want to bring him down?” She says to King. “Why shouldn’t I be angry? Why shouldn’t I be hurt?”
The allegations first came to light in the early ‘90s during Allen’s very public and acrimonious split with Farrow’s mother, Mia. In an open letter published in the New York Times in 2014, Farrow brought the allegations. She also alluded that something worse had happened: “But what he did to me in the attic felt different,” she wrote. “I couldn’t keep the secret anymore.”
Allen responded to the letter with an op-ed strongly denying the allegations, pointing out that he had been investigated and cleared of any charges, and that there were numerous reasons why the allegations did not make sense.
In December of last year, Farrow spoke up again, this time in an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times that questioned why the #MeToo movement had passed over her father even as it took down countless other kings of Hollywood for sexual misconduct.
The CBS interview comes as numerous actors who have appeared in Allen’s films attempt to sever ties with the director. Rebecca Hall has donated her salary from A Rainy Day in New York to the Time’s Up initiative, and her co-star, actor Timothee Chalamet, donated his salary to three different charities, saying he does not wish to profit from the film. Greta Gerwig has said she regretted working with Allen, and Mira Sorvino recently published an open letter stating she believes Farrow and will not work with Allen again.
Actor Alec Baldwin voiced his support for Allen on Tuesday, taking to Twitter to defend the director.
Woody Allen was investigated forensically by two states (NY and CT) and no charges were filed. The renunciation of him and his work, no doubt, has some purpose. But it’s unfair and sad to me. I worked w WA 3 times and it was one of the privileges of my career.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) January 16, 2018
In the preview for the interview, King asks Farrow, “After all these years why should people believe you now?”
“I supposed that’s on them,” responds Farrow. “All I can do is speak my truth and hope that somebody will believe me instead of just hearing it.”
(Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Time)