Dylan Farrow Responds To Woody Allen Backlash: He’s a “Sick, Evil Father”
She tells People, “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.”
The married writer offers, “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.”
As for speculation that she wrote the New York Times open letter to sabotage Allen’s chances of winning an Oscar for Blue Jasmine, or to vindicate her mother Mia Farrow, Dylan says, “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.”
She goes on to share, “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.”
Dylan further reveals that she wanted to tell her story after Allen was presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes.
Dylan tells the magazine she knew her letter would draw “backlash,” but “I didn’t realize that it was going to be a betrayal of this magnitude.”
The writer says the worst betrayal came from her brother Moses, who told People that Allen never molested her and that Mia Farrow had made her lie about it to destroy the director.
“He has betrayed me in the cruelest way imaginable, and betrayed my family and my mother who has loved him since day one,” notes Dylan, adding, “His betrayal is the lowest form of evil that I could ever imagine.”