In 2014, Dylan Farrow wrote an open letter for The New York Times about her alleged abuse as a 7-year-old at the hands of her father Woody Allen. Woody responded to Dylan’s accusations by denying everything, implying she was coached by her mom Mia Farrow, and swore it was the last time he would comment on her accusations. Fast forward to today, when Dylan’s first television interview aired on CBS This Morning. We already knew it wasn’t going to be sunshine and sparkles for Woody. Woody is mad, and he commented on Dylan’s accusations again.
Dylan Farrow, Woody Allen’s adopted daughter, has long accused him of abusing her for years. And she gave her first television interview ever to CBS This Morning, and made it clear that she’d like to push Woody off his golden pedestal.
This week we’ve seen two actresses come out and say they’re not thrilled they worked with Woody Allen and that nobody should count on seeing them in one of his movies again. Greta Gerwig said she wouldn’t have worked with Woody knowing now what she knows about Dylan Farrow’s side of the story. Mira Sorvino has taken her announcement one step further; she has personally apologized to Dylan for choosing to work with Woody on 1995’s Mighty Aphrodite.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; if you’ve worked with Woody Allen, have a damn answer at the ready when some journo sticks a mic in your face! Greta Gerwig was the latest celebrity to get caught on the back foot during a backstage press thingy at the Golden Globes when she was asked the inevitable question of how she feels about having worked with Woody.
This year we finally got a strong enough flashlight, shone it under Hollywood’s fridge, and saw all the cockroaches come scuttling out. Except there’s one accused predator who just can’t be exterminated. Of all the light-shedding #MeToo stories, Woody Allen’s name continues to pop up repeatedly, but nothing happens. Woody keeps getting work. Woody keeps getting enthusiastic A-list stars who want to work with him. Dylan Farrow isn’t happy that Woody gets a pass.
Last week, The Hollywood Reporter devoted the cover to Woody Allen, and of course you know that, because you’re probably still trying to find ways to cleanse your mind of the memory of what he said about Soon-Yi. You can go ahead and take off “watch 25 ‘kitten playing with an ice cube’ videos on YouTube” and “smoke a joint cut with purifying sage” from your list of remedies to try. I tried both, and neither worked. This week, The Hollywood Reporter published an op-ed piece from Woody’s son Ronan Farrow about how Hollywood and the media continues to support a shriveled up worm who has been accused of abuse. The piece came out today, the same day that Woody’s new movie Cafe Society debuts at Cannes.