Nearly thirty years after Dylan Farrow first accused Woody Allen of sexual assault, her story is instructed in a brand new documentary that reportedly consists of footage of her as a baby recounting the alleged abuse.
“I was over the moon happy,” Mia Farrow says about her relationship with Woody Allen within the trailer for Allen V. Farrow, a four-part HBO documentary sequence (premiering on Feb. 21.) “But, that’s the great regrets of my life. I wish I never met him.” At the center of this new sequence is Dylan Farrow’s accusation that, in 1992, Woody allegedly molested her within the attic of Mia Farrow’s Connecticut house. Woody has denied the allegations, they usually have by no means resulted in a conviction for Allen. The trailer for Allen V. Farrow hints that the sequence will present the video Mia allegedly product of Dylan explaining how Allen allegedly molested her. Seven-year-old Dylan, based on Daily Mail, reportedly says on the tape that Woody instructed her, “ ‘do not move, I have to do this.’ ”
Allen V. Farrow, based on Variety, “puts forward an exhaustive telling of Dylan Farrow’s story, accompanied by interviews with her mother, various of her siblings, and family friends.” Woody is represented by “an audiobook recording of his 2020 memoir, which consistently does him so few favors as to seem to have been ghostwritten by his worst enemy,” per Variety.
“I was taken to a small attic crawl space in my mother’s country house in Connecticut by my father. He instructed me to lay down on my stomach and play with my brother’s toy train that was set up,” Dylan, now 35, recalled to Gayle King on CBS This Morning in 2018. “And he sat behind me in the doorway, and as I played with the toy train, I was sexually assaulted… As a 7-year-old, I would say, I would have said he touched my private parts… As a 32-year-old, he touched my labia and my vulva with his finger.”
Woody Allen issued a press release to the 2018 CBS This Morning interview, saying, “Even though the Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time’s Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation, that doesn’t make it any more true today than it was in the past. I never molested my daughter.”
Dylan re-shared the accusations and her alleged experiences — together with the fallout afterward — in Nicholas Kristoff’s New York Times’ weblog in 2014. “I also didn’t know the firestorm [the accusations] would trigger. I didn’t know that my father would use his sexual relationship with my sister [Soo-Yin Previn] to cover up the abuse he inflicted on me. I didn’t know that he would accuse my mother of planting the abuse in my head and call her a liar for defending me. I didn’t know that I would be made to recount my story over and over again, to doctor after doctor, pushed to see if I’d admit I was lying as part of a legal battle I couldn’t possibly understand.”
“At one point, my mother sat me down and told me that I wouldn’t be in trouble if I was lying – that I could take it all back,” Dylan wrote in 2014. “I couldn’t. It was all true. But sexual abuse claims against the powerful stall more easily. There were experts willing to attack my credibility. There were doctors willing to gaslight an abused child.” She ended her submit with this accusation: “Woody Allen is a living testament to the way our society fails the survivors of sexual assault and abuse.”