Dylan Farrow responds to Woody Allen denial of sexual abuse

The adopted daughter of Woody Allen has fired back after the director penned an opinion piece in the New York Times denying he had molested her.

In a letter published in the Hollywood Reporter, Dylan Farrow stated that a pediatrician contacted police "based on my firsthand account" in 1992.

She was seven years old at the time.

Farrow also wrote of Allen. "He suggests that no one complained of his misconduct prior to his assault on me - court documents show that he was in treatment for what his own therapist described as 'inappropriate' behavior with me from as early as 1991. He offers a carefully worded claim that he passed a lie detector test - in fact, he refused to take the test administered by the state police (he hired someone to administer his own test, which authorities refused to accept as evidence)."

She alleged that these "misrepresentations have been rebutted in more detail by independent, highly respected journalists".

Farrow then linked to a recent article in Vanity Fair, which told her side of the story.

"Woody Allen has an arsenal of lawyers and publicists but the one thing he does not have on his side is the truth," she claimed. "I hope this is the end of his vicious attacks and of the media campaign by his lawyers and publicists, as he’s promised. I won't let the truth be buried and I won't be silenced."

The charges and countercharges have surfaced during Oscar season as Cate Blanchett, the female lead in Allen's Blue Jasmine, is up for an Academy Award for best actress.

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It's interesting to note that Woody Allen keeps responding to Mia, as if Mia is accusing him, as if this is his word against Mia, and as if he could denigrate Mia enough these problems would go away.

But this is about Dylan. She's a grown adult now. This isn't about what Mia said or did- this is about what Dylan. Attacking Mia's sexual history allows him to completely miss the point, to defend himself without ever addressing the real issue and the real victim. In Woody Allen's mind it is clear he is the real victim and no one else.

In the end one doesn't know what to necessarily think, who to believe, but that said one comes away with the knowledge some kind of irreparable damage has been done amongst a family that at one point used to care and love each other and that is the pang.
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yeah, thanks so much for stating the obvious. why would you exert energy and waste time writing a comment that is so banal and common. next time, einstein, keep your deep thoughts to yourself. thanks.
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