On January 16th, Dylan Farrow gave her first television interview on “CBS This Morning” detailing her longstanding sexual abuse allegations against her father, director Woody Allen. The first allegations came to light in 1992, when Farrow was seven-years-old. In 2014, Farrow wrote an open letter detailing the abuse following Allen’s Oscar nomination for “Blue Jasmine.” Now, in a social climate recently attuned to the abuse of power in Hollywood (Dylan’s brother, Ronan Farrow, is the reporter behind the New Yorker exposé of Harvey Weinstein), the controversy surrounding Woody Allen has reignited.
In Farrow’s brave interview, she rehashes how Allen molested her in an attic when she was seven-years-old. Farrow also discusses his strange and inappropriate behavior towards her throughout her childhood.
Despite Farrow’s disturbing allegations—as well as Allen’s controversial relationship with daughter Soon Yi Previn—actress Diane Keaton (who starred in Allen’s film “Annie Hall”) expressed her support for the director in a Tweet posted on January 29th. “Woody Allen is my friend and I continue to believe him,” she wrote, and linked to a “60 Minutes” interview from 1992 in which Allen denies the allegations. “[Dylan] has been coached, methodically, to tell this story. Several weeks before this happened, Mia [Farrow] called me on the phone…and said, ‘I have something very nasty planned for you,'” Allen alleges in the video.