Dylan Farrow on Allen's Response: 'I Won't Be Silenced'

She responds to the director's 'New York Times' column
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2014 5:00 PM CST
Dylan Farrow on Allen's Response: 'I Won't Be Silenced'
This undated image released by Frances Silver shows Dylan Farrow, daughter of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow.   (AP Photo/Frances Silver)

Woody Allen firmly denied yesterday that he molested daughter Dylan Farrow when she was a child; now Farrow has responded to him. "I won't let the truth be buried and I won't be silenced," she says in the Hollywood Reporter. "I have never wavered in describing what he did to me. I will carry the memories of surviving these experiences for the rest of my life." She goes on to specifically rebut many of Allen's claims:

  • "He insists my mother brought criminal charges—in fact, it was a pediatrician who reported the incident to the police based on my firsthand account."
  • "He suggests that no one complained of his misconduct prior to his assault on me—court documents show that he was in treatment for what his own therapist described as 'inappropriate' behavior with me from as early as 1991."

  • "He offers a carefully worded claim that he passed a lie detector test—in fact, he refused to take the test administered by the state police (he hired someone to administer his own test, which authorities refused to accept as evidence)."
  • She also points out that when the New York Supreme Court denied Allen any access to her, the ruling "included testimony from babysitters who witnessed inappropriate sexual behavior by my father toward me," "debunked the 'experts' my father claims exonerated him," and concluded that Allen's behavior toward her was "grossly inappropriate."
Click to read her full response. (More Dylan Farrow stories.)

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