Dylan Farrow the adopted daughter of Woody Allen has written an open letter that details sexual abuse she is alleged to have suffered at the hands of Woody Allen her adoptive father when she was just a young girl.
Farrow wrote on a blog on the New York Times that when she was just seven years old her father took her by the hand to the attic of their home. It is there that Allen allegedly sexually assaulted her for the first time
Ronan, Farrow’s brother, revisited allegations against Allen when Allen received a Golden Globes lifetime achievement Award.
Ronan tweeted that he missed the tribute to Allen and ask if they put in the part where a woman had confirmed publicly that he molested a child before or after they talked about Annie Hall.
Dylan alleges that her adoptive father abused her during her entire childhood. She said Allen would take her away from her siblings and mom to be with her alone.
She said she did not like it when Allen put his thumb in her mouth, or when she had to get into his bed with him under the bed sheets when he was wearing just his underwear. She said she locked her bathroom door or hid under beds to avoid the encounters with Allen.
At the time, she thought this was the way fathers doted on their daughters. However, what happened in the attic was different and she could not hide that anymore.
The accusations of abuse surfaced first back in 1992 at the time Allen and Mia Farrow, Dylan’s mom and an actress split. Allen has vehemently denied the accusations and has not been prosecuted.
Farrow said her mother knew nothing of the sexual abuse until Dylan asked her if her father did similar things. Because the incidents happened so often and were hidden so well, Dylan said she thought they were normal.
The 28-year old Farrow is now married. She says she did struggle with mistrust and guilt issues, cutting herself due to the abuse and suffering an eating disorder.
She said Hollywood made things worse by praising her father at awards shows, putting him on TV and in magazines.
Farrow completed her letter by addressing directly actors who have given praise to Allen including Cate Blanchett, Diane Keaton, Scarlett Johansson and Alec Baldwin.