On January 18, 2018, Dylan Farrow granted her first televised interview with CBS This Morning, where she discussed the alleged sexual abuse she endured at the hands of her adopted father Woody Allen. Allen immediately issued a public statement denying the allegations and said that Dylan’s mother, Mia Farrow had coached her as a child into making false accusations.
Dylan first told her mother that Woody Allen had inappropriately touched her when she was 7-years-old. The year was 1992 and the timing of the allegations led to great contention between Farrow and Allen.
Mia Farrow had just learned that Allen was having a relationship with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, who is 35 years his junior. Soon-Yi and Woody Allen married in 1997 and have two adopted daughters together: Bechet Allen and Manzie Tio Allen.
Allen lost access to his daughter Dylan during a custody trial, but criminal charges were never filed. Woody Allen was never charged, tried, or convicted of sexually abusing Dylan Farrow. It is Dylan Farrow’s word and her word alone that has accused Woody Allen of being a sexual predator and pedophile. To date, no one else has come forward to accuse Woody Allen of sexual abuse.
Twenty-six years later, Farrow’s words and her story have not changed.
During the interview with CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King, Dylan retold the abuse and said that Woody Allen was lying when he denied sexually assaulting her.
Full transcript of our report is available here: https://t.co/khZMx2RVyi
— CBS This Morning ❄️ (@CBSThisMorning) January 18, 2018
Though Dylan Farrow told her mother of the alleged abuse in 1992, it wasn’t until she wrote a 2014 opinion piece in the New York Times that people heard the adult Dylan Farrow speak publicly on the issue.
Farrow wrote a heartbreaking open letter where she questioned women how women who heard her story and some who knew her personally could continue to work with Woody Allen.
"I refuse to fall apart" https://t.co/E6NFLuVtGL
— Moody Alex (@MoodyBlx) January 18, 2018
Dylan Farrow shared the details of the alleged sexual assault on air and broke down in tears when she saw a video clip of Woody Allen denying the allegations.
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) January 18, 2018
Woody Allen has alleged that Mia Farrow essentially took Dylan Farrow as punishment for him taking Soon-Yi, who was her adopted daughter as his partner and then wife.
Dylan Farrow's interview with @CBSThisMorning included a section where Gayle King showed her an old clip of Woody Allen denying he molested her. She had an intense visceral reaction to hearing his voice. Everyone should watch the full clip. https://t.co/RtXvMJpKzP pic.twitter.com/bbX2ffDW0M
— Kim Renfro (@kimrrenfro) January 18, 2018
Woody Allen released the following statement immediately following the interview.
Woody Allen's statement in response to Dylan Farrow's CBS interview: pic.twitter.com/z79a6yJSmu
— Kerri-Ann Roper (@KerrisCorner) January 18, 2018
In a statement to @CBSThisMorning, Woody Allen said he never molested his daughter.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 18, 2018
Did you watch Dylan Farrow’s interview on CBS This Morning? Who do you believe is telling the truth?
Do you watch Woody Allen films? Do you agree with those who are donating the proceeds from their films to charity?