Can We Please Believe Dylan Farrow About Woody Allen Now? – #BelieveAllWomen

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Today, Dylan Farrow took to Twitter to call out not just Woody Allen, but those who continue to support him. Farrow is Woody Allen’s adopted daughter with Mia Farrow, and in 2014, she took to the New York Times and wrote an open letter detailing events of child abuse and sexual molestation that she said Allen committed against her.

…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. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies. I remember staring at that toy train, focusing on it as it traveled in its circle around the attic. To this day, I find it difficult to look at toy trains.

Despite this, Woody Allen has remained a figure that people clamor to work with and make excuses for. Kate Winslet has been especially messy during her press tour for Wonder Wheel, saying that Woody Allen is “like a woman,” and that the issue is too complicated for her to discuss.

All this is what makes Farrow’s tweets so brave. When she told her story, it was not greeted with the great support we have more recently been trying to give to women who come forward. She’s already been told her account is dubious and had major celebrities continue to back her alleged rapist, and that is painful. I hope that she will one day get some justice, and since the statue of limitations has passed, it’s up to the court of public opinion.

So read Dylan’s tweets, and hold Allen accountable, and hold the people who work with him knowing these things accountable.

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