Dylan Farrow Gives First Interview After New York Times Letter

For the first time since she penned her letter to the New York Times about the alleged sexual abuse she has accused her adoptive father Woody Allen of, Dylan Farrow has spoken to People about both the charges she has made and the backlash.

Farrow’s critics have accused her of writing the letter as a means of sabotaging her father and his career, but she insists this isn’t the case. “I’ve been hearing that a lot,” Farrow told People. “I’m happy to answer that. My intention in writing that piece was to put the truth on paper from a voice that was not able to speak before.”

After the letter caused a huge media outcry, 78-year-old Allen vehemently denied the allegations via his publicist, who said, “Mr. Allen has read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful.”

Dylan Farrow told People she knew there would be some backlash, but she didn’t know exactly how much she would go on to receive.

“I knew there were people saying I was a liar and that this was part of some smear campaign – some bitter vendetta of my mother’s,” Farrow said. “I didn’t realize that it was going to be a betrayal of this magnitude.”

When her brother, 36-year-old Moses Farrow, publicly defended Allen in Time magazine, Farrow  was devastated. She sobbed to People as she said, “My brother has broken my heart. Moses divorced himself from the family a long time ago. I always missed him. I loved him and I kept him in my thoughts. These lies – this betrayal – is unfathomable to me coming from a brother I loved and cherished and grew up with.”

But in the midst of a publicity superstorm, Farrow has come to rely on her other family members and closest friends, who have been nothing but supportive.

“I love my family so much,” she said. “We are a strong family. We are a loving family. We are a brave family. We are fighters. I love my mother so much.”

The full interview can be read here.

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  1. Teresa says:

    Beautiful woman — stay strong. Your courage will help you identify who you can allow in your life and who isn’t truly your friend. Those of us who see reality as it is will support you. The others are simply not worth being concerned about and now you know who they are. Thank you for speaking the truth!

  2. Axel says:

    “I love my mother so much.”
    “My brother is dead to me.”

    Seems to me like she hates whoever doesn’t cast her mother as a saint.

  3. Ishmael says:

    What a narcissistic psycho! Like mother, like daughter. There are millions of people who have been sexually abused when children (my brother for example). He finds your “shouting from the rooftops” strategy suspect and disgusting. My family was below middle class, and therapy was a financial burden for us (unlike, I am sure, you, a Hollywood parasite who wants to be famous for being infamous). And yet, my parents made sure money was not an object, and he got the best psychological care possible. Hence, my brother has found some peace and stability. In fact, ages ago (he’s younger than you) , he has been able to gently turn the page. His abuser will never confess nor apologize, and my brother has learned through psychiatric help that being dominated and subsumed by the wrong done to him by his victimizer would ultimately destroy him, not the monster who invaded him during every opportunistic moment. Today, my brother is the most psychologically balanced person I know. His wife and 4 children are his pride and joy, and the thought of him wallowing endlessly over something that cannot be undone, is anathema to him. But unlike you (and your pedophile loving mother who embraces child molesters who have not had intercourse with her), he is not a narcissist. He does not want to shout to the whole world his abuse because it embarrasses him and he/we realizes that tweeting or blogging about something so horrendous is unquestionably repulsive and reductive. He and our family know what happened, but he would be devastated–horrified–if all of a sudden I started roaring in every neighborhood with hand amplifiers or going down around every block he lives on and knocked and kicked on everyone’s door to tell them that , “oh, by the way, my brother was repeatedly anally raped by a 57 year old man when he was six years old”. My brother would be mortified and paralyzed by such a bombastic, and private pronouncement. Such activity would send him backwards psychically; the shame that he unjustly harbours would inevitably rear its ugly head! His zen-like visage would crack under the scrutiny. My brother is not an artistic person, a media obsessive, or someone that even acknowledges the whole star/fame mania. The National Enquirer is a rag he is unfamiliar with. But when I told him about it, and how people are made household names by slithering amongst their pages, he was perplexed and mortified. Publicizing molestation without anonymity was beyond his notion of making oneself “better”. However, that sort of New York Times weeping is obviously your delusion of healing. My brother, being sane, with sane parents, siblings and family that do not have the delusions of grandeur or the motive to embellish, consider it a private matter, a horror that does not get extinguished or less painful by tweets, blogging, sordid gossiping and malice. If Mr. Allen did to you what you claim (which I am highly skeptical), then I am especially sad for you because you had not only a physical abuser but a psychosexual Medea fiddling on your psyche to boot. You are indeed a victim, more than my brother, because hope to you, is keeping the pain alive. How terribly awful for you.

    • EBK says:

      didn’t you just do exactly what you said would be so disgusting to do…. write about the abuse your brother experienced. seems like you should have gone with your brother for some therapy. who are you to dictate whether a person should speak as an adult about abuse they experienced as a child? you have a lot of rage directed towards Dylan for some inexplicable reason… if she feels the need to remind the world that Woody is a pedophile when Hollywood wants to give him accolades that is her prerogative. if it isn’t true, Woody can try to sue her for slander. let’s see if he does.

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