Dylan Farrow shocked the world with the open letter she wrote to the New York Times over the weekend, accusing her adoptive father Woody Allen of molesting her as a child.
The 28-year-old is now opening up again about how difficult it was to come forward with these allegations — and your heart will go out to her.
She shared her side of the story, saying:
"It took all of my strength and all of my emotional fortitude to do what I did this week in the hope that it would put the truth out there. That is my only ammunition. I don't have money or publicists or limos or fancy apartments in Manhattan. All I have is the truth and that is all I put out there.”
Many wonder whether or not the letter is the truth though. Woody has repeatedly denied that he ever abused Dylan and has called her claims, “untrue and disgraceful.”
The Oscar-winning director and screenwriter suspects that his ex, Dylan’s mother, Mia Farrow coached their daughter into thinking he harmed her in order to launch a criminal investigation and bitter custody battle in 1992 and 1993.
Mia vehemently denies Woody’s allegations though.
Dylan also recently shared that she knew her critics were some of the most powerful names in Hollywood, including Woody. Some even say she’s coming forward now to try and sabotage Allen’s chance at winning any accolades for Blue Jasmine during awards season!
But she knew what she had to say was more important that what any of her adversaries would think of her.
"My intention in writing that piece was to put the truth on paper from a voice that was not able to speak before. People are saying that I am not actually remembering what I remember. People are saying that my 'evil mother' brainwashed me because they refuse to believe that my sick, evil father would ever molest me, because we live in this society where victim blaming and inexcusable behavior – this taboo against shaming the famous at the expense of their victims – is accepted and excused.”
We truly hope that Dylan finds inner peace from all of this.
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