Woody Allen: "I Never Molested My daughter".

Tomas Mccoy
January 20, 2018

By the time Dylan Farrow grew up and spoke out for the first time regarding the alleged abuse, Woody Allen had continued to make movies, worked with A-list actors, and has received numerous awards and nominations.

In a statement, Firth, who appeared in Allen's 2013 film Magic in the Moonlight, said: "I wouldn't work with him again". Speaking of her earlier work with Woody Allen on Midnight In Paris, the Oscar victor said she would think twice about working with him again, although she doesn't expect to be asked.

The disgraced director issued a statement after Farrow revived the detailed claims that he had sexually assaulted her as a seven-year-old girl, at her mother's CT home in 1992, in her first full television interview. "If they can't acknowledge the accusations of one survivor's how are they going to stand for all of us?" Allen called the accusation "untrue and disgraceful" at the time.

"I'm very ignorant of what he did or he didn't do, I just see people suffering and it's awful", she said. Allen has always denied the claims and no charges were brought, with the investigation dropped at the time. The public understood the message to mean he hoped decades-old allegations that he had sexually abused his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow would not result in attacks against him.

Allen has consistently, and vehemently denied the allegation and was not charged. She alleges that Allen is "lying and he's been lying for so long". It's not the most verbose denunciation in the world, but it's an important one nonetheless: Each prominent actor or filmmaker who cuts ties with Allen is one less cinematic collaborator he can turn to, one more industry door slammed shut and perhaps most importantly, one more well-known male actor using his ample platform to amplify a message now resonating throughout Hollywood and beyond: Time's up.

New publicity over Dylan Farrow's allegation comes as many in Hollywood are vowing to stamp out sexual harassment and abuse in the entertainment world. "I worked (with Woody Allen) 3 times and it was one of the privileges of my career". "The renunciation of him and his work, no doubt, has some goal". "Ultimately, however, it is my choice what films I decide to do and I made the wrong choice".

"We are in a day and age when everything must be re-examined", Sorvino added.

But the tide has turned and a few celebrities have made it a point to validate Dylan Farrow's experience, like Natalie Portman, who pointedly said, "I believe you, Dylan", and Reese Witherspoon, who concurred with Portman.

In his statement on Thursday, Allen said both the Child Sexual Abuse Clinic of the Yale-New Haven Hospital and New York State Child Welfare had "thoroughly investigated" the alleged molestation and "concluded that no molestation had ever taken place".

Other reports by Ligue1talk

Discuss This Article