Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, was 7 years old when she claims the director se—–y assaulted her.
“What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house,” Dylan wrote in a letter posted on Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s blog.
“He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me.”
“That he got away with what he did to me haunted me as I grew up,” she continued. “I was stricken with guilt that I had allowed him to be near other little girls.”
The accusations first came to light in 1992, when the violent separation between Woody Allen and Mia Farrow took place.
The actress was in a conflict with the filmmaker after discovering he was having an affair with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, then 20 years old, whom he eventually married in 1997.
Dylan said she finally decided to break her silence as she was disgusted to see her abuser receiving appreciation from Hollywod.
On January 12 Woody Allen was rewarded for all his work with a “Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Golden Globes.
After the ceremony was over, Ronan Farrow, the biological son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, wrote on Twitter: “Missed the Woody Allen tribute — did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?”
Mia Farrow also reacted on Twitter, writing: “A woman has publicly detailed Woody Allen’s molestation of her at age 7. Golden Globe tribute showed contempt for her & all abuse survivors.”