Woody Allen’s adopted daughter is maintaining her testimony that her father molested her when she was seven years old.
Dylan Farrow said during an interview with “CBS This Morning” that even if she were the only victim, people should still listen to her story.
“I am credible and I am telling the truth and I think it’s important that people realize that one victim, one accuser, matters,” Farrow stated. “And that they are enough to change things.”
Farrow first accused Allen of sexual assault in 1992. The Oscar-winning director has always denied the charges.
But Farrow is revisiting her story as Hollywood continues to examine an endless run of sexual misconduct allegations that are affecting the careers of everyone from minor comedians to A-list producers.
Farrow bristles over criticism that she is being unnecessarily vindictive.
“Someone said this to me, ‘She wants to bring Woody Allen down. She’s caught up in the #MeToo, Time’s Up movement and this is really what she’s trying to do is bring him down,’ CBS’ Gayle King noted.
“Why shouldn’t I want to bring him down? Why shouldn’t I be angry? Why shouldn’t I be hurt? Why shouldn’t I feel some sort of, outrage, that after all these years being ignored and disbelieved and tossed aside?”
Asked why she expects the public to listen to her story now “after all these years,” Farrow responded: “I suppose that’s on them, but all I can do is speak my truth and hope that someone will believe me instead of just hearing.”
Just as Farrow reopens her allegations, an increasing number of Hollywood stars have distanced themselves from Allen.
As the Associated Press reports Wednesday, Timothee Chalamet says he won’t keep the money he made from an upcoming Allen film but will give it away to charity. Rebecca Hall, Mira Sorvino, Ellen Page, David Krumholtz and Griffith Newman have expressed reservations about working with Allen or flatly said it would be the last time they would collaborate with the legendary director.