Dylan Farrow Renews Woody Allen Abuse Claims
Dylan Farrow has made her first public comments about her molestation allegations against film director Woody Allen.
In an open letter published in The New York Times on Saturday she claims Allen sexually assaulted her when she was seven after he and actress Mia Farrow adopted her.
The message to columnist Nicholas Kristof detailed the alleged 1992 incident.
She said she was motivated to speak out because of Hollywood's continued embrace of Allen, who has always maintained his innocence.
Dylan Farrow wrote: "That he got away with what he did to me haunted me as I grew up. I was stricken with guilt that I had allowed him to be near other little girls."
In the letter, Farrow said Allen led her to a "dim, closet-like attic" at their Connecticut home before sexually assaulting her.
She added: "For as long as I could remember, my father had been doing things to me that I didn't like.
"These things happened so often, so routinely, so skillfully hidden from a mother that would have protected me had she known, that I thought it was normal."
She also mentioned Hollywood actors who have starred in Allen's films.
"What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin?" she said in the letter.
"What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?"
In response to the letter, Blue Jasmine star Blanchett reportedly said: "It's obviously been a long and painful situation for the family and I hope they find some resolution and peace."
Allen was investigated on child molestation claims for the alleged 1992 incident, but prosecutors chose not to charge him.
The New York Times said Allen declined to comment.
The 1992 allegation came shortly after Allen became involved with Mia Farrow's adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn.
Allen was not the adoptive father of Previn, who was 19 at the time.
The two married in 1997 and have two adopted daughters.
The letter comes not long after Allen was given a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.
Mia Farrow and her son with Allen, Ronan Farrow, both took to Twitter to criticise Allen getting the honour in January.
When the director's tribute began to start, the actress, who had been tweeting throughout the show, stopped and said on the microblogging site: "Time to grab some ice cream & switch over to #GIRLS."
Ronan was more explicit, saying on Twitter: "Missed the Woody Allen tribute - did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?"
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