My daughter could have written this letter, penned by Dylan Farrow. Her descriptions of abuse by her adoptive father, Woody Allen, are eerily similar to what my own daughter described about her (biological) father.
I don’t have much else to say about this, except that I know Dylan is telling the truth, just as I knew my daughter was telling the truth. It’s easier for society to blame the victim than to accept such a horrible reality and then be forced to deal with it.
So what will happen next? Will the actors who have worked with Woody Allen — especially Diane Keaton, Scarlett Johansson, Cate Blanchett and others — speak out publicly against him and in support of Dylan?
I heard Diane Keaton speak a couple of years ago when she released her memoir. She was an amazingly honest woman — answered every single question the audience posed, including some embarrassing ones. She didn’t care; she said, “I’ll tell you anything you want to know.”
I certainly hope she and others in the Hollywood community show their contempt for Allen. And to those who say, “We don’t know what really happened”? I say, Yes, we do. Just read Dylan’s letter, and you’ll know the truth.