Dylan Farrow is opening up about what she says was sexual abuse by her adoptive father, filmmaker Woody Allen, when she was 7 years previous.
In her first TV interview, Farrow, 32, alleged Allen sexually assaulted her within the Connecticut dwelling of actress Mia Farrow, her adoptive mom.
“I used to be taken to a small attic crawl house,” Farrow stated in an interview with “CBS This Morning” that aired Thursday. “He instructed me to put down on my abdomen and play with my brother’s toy prepare that was arrange, and he sat behind me within the doorway. And, as I performed with the toy prepare, I used to be sexually assaulted.”
She continued: “As 7-year-old, I’d say he touched my non-public components. As a 32-year-old, he touched my labia and my vulva along with his finger.”
Farrow, who’s estranged from Allen, first publicly accused him of molesting her in an op-ed printed in The New York Occasions in February 2014. She alleged he routinely did issues to make her uncomfortable, similar to sticking his thumb in her mouth and putting her head in his lap, and in the end “sexually assaulted” her within the attic.
“I believed this was how fathers doted on their daughters. However what he did to me within the attic felt totally different. I couldn’t hold the key anymore,” Farrow wrote.
Allen, 82, has steadfastly denied Farrow’s allegations. In a press release to HuffPost on Thursday, Allen accused Mia Farrow of teaching Dylan to accuse him of sexual abuse ― a declare he has repeated for greater than twenty years.
“I by no means molested my daughter – as all investigations concluded 1 / 4 of a century in the past,” Allen stated within the assertion.
In the course of the CBS interview, Farrow broke down in tears as she watched a video clip of Allen denying the molestation allegations in a 1992 episode of CBS’ “60 Minutes.”
“He’s mendacity and he’s been mendacity for therefore lengthy,” she stated.
“He would comply with me round,” she added. “He usually requested me to get into mattress with him when he had solely his underwear on and typically when solely I had my underwear on.”
Farrow was adopted in 1985 by Mia Farrow, and was formally adopted by Allen in 1991. Allen and Mia Farrow started relationship 1979, however cut up in 1992 after she found he was having an affair along with her 21-year-old adopted daughter Quickly-Yi Previn.
Mia Farrow adopted Previn in 1978. It’s unclear when Allen started relationship Previn, although he launched a press release in February 1992 confirming their relationship. They’ve been married since December 1997.
A number of actors have lately come ahead to again Dylan Farrow because the #MeToo motion gained momentum. In a weblog submit for HuffPost earlier this month, actress Mira Sorvino apologized to Farrow for not believing her earlier.
“I’m grateful to you and admire your integrity and bravado, one girl who has needed to stand nearly alone all these years talking her painful fact,” Sorvino wrote. “You’re a true hero, and I stand with you.”
CORRECTION: A earlier model of this story stated Mia Farrow adopted Dylan in 1978. The truth is, that was when Farrow adopted Quickly-Yi Previn.