The daughter of the esteemed director spoke candidly about the allegations during her first televised interview
19 Enero 2018 12:34
Dylan Farrow has accused Woody Allen of sexual abuse for the first time during a televised interview.
The daughter of actress Mia Farrow and Allen appeared on CBS This Morning with Gayle King on Thursday to speak out about her sexual abuse claims from 25 years ago.
Dylan first told Mia about being molested at the age of seven, but it wasn’t until 2014 when she went public with the allegations in an open letter to The New York Times.
‘I was taken to a small attic crawl space in my mother’s country house in Connecticut by my father,’ she said during the interview. ‘He instructed me to lay down on my stomach and play with my brother’s toy train that was set up.
‘And he sat behind me in the doorway, and as I played with the toy train, I was sexually assaulted… As a 7-year-old I would say, I would have said he touched my private parts.’
‘As a 32-year-old, he touched my labia and my vulva with his finger.’
After Dylan spoke out, Allen ‘suggested’ Dylan was coached by her mother to offer manipulated statements. But just a few months earlier, Mia had found naked photos of her adopted daughter Soon-Yi in Allen’s apartment, after which Allen admitted to having an affair and he and Soon-Yi have been married for over two decades.
Allen submitted a statement to CBS News, saying: ‘When this claim was first made more than 25 years ago, it was thoroughly investigated by both the Child Sexual Abuse Clinic of the Yale-New Haven Hospital and New York State Child Welfare.
‘They both did so for many months and independently concluded that no molestation had ever taken place. Instead, they found it likely a vulnerable child had been coached to tell the story by her angry mother during a contentious breakup.’