Dylan Farrow asks why Hollywood has ignored Woody Allen sexual assault claims


She worked with Allen for the first time for 2017's Wonder Wheel, released nearly three years after Farrow spoke out about her father. "Why is it that Harvey Weinstein and other accused celebrities have been cast out by Hollywood, while Allen recently secured a multimillion-dollar distribution deal with Amazon, greenlit by former Amazon Studios executive Roy Price before he was suspended over sexual misconduct allegations?" she wrote.

Allen, now 82, has continued to work in Hollywood, releasing a six-part television series with Amazon last year and directing this year's film Wonder Wheel, which stars Kate Winslet, Jim Belushi and Justin Timberlake.

Allen has denied these claims for years but Dylan explained: 'But this is not a "he said, child said" situation. She also says that Allen put his thumb in her mouth, climbed into her bed in his underwear, and constantly touched her. However, the Oscar-winning actress has nothing but love for her director, and she's praised him once again in a new interview with the Sydney Morning Herald.

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But remember that Woody Allen characters have been blithely keeping it in the family ever since he and Michael Caine each hooked up with Hannah and one of her sisters way back in 1986, so I find it curious that critics are acting alarmed all of a sudden. I'll even toss in a spoiler warning before we do, just in case you're of the belief that forewarning of the details of Wonder Wheel's plot might rob you of its minor pleasures. "He understands the female characters he creates exceptionally well". "His female characters are always so rich and large and honest in terms of how they're feeling and he just knows how to write dialogue for them to communicate all that", she added on a serious note. Read Dylan's full op-ed HERE. (The director was never formally charged with a crime, and has consistently denied the allegations.) Since then, Dylan has been a writer and advocate for sexual assault survivors, and she has spoken out tirelessly about Allen having allegedly sexually abused her on numerous occasions, which lead to a massive rift in their family and the Hollywood community as a whole. As far as I know, he wasn't convicted of anything. As the actor in the film, you just have to step away and say, I don't know anything, really, and whether any of it is true or false. "I could [only] know my experience".

What this preternaturally eloquent raconteur doesn't tell you is just how heavy-handed that symbolism will be, or, indeed, to what eye-rollingly melodramatic ends it will be employed, in this well-acted, yet pointless and, most disappointingly, tiresome tale of lust. Now, Carolina's on the run from her abusive husband and his goombah gang, who are all rightfully anxious that she knows too much about their business. "My tragic flaw is I'm too romantic a character", he says in a delivery as wooden as the boardwalk, but that's not Timberlake's fault.

The director Wednesday Soon-Yi Previn in 1997, a union that also garnered controversy, as Previn is the adopted daughter of Allen's ex-wife Mia Farrow. The filmmaker received backlash for engaging in a relationship with his other adoptive daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. Placing the two together seems like a natural collaboration, a melding of everything at which Allen excels. No charges were ever filed, and the reason is simple: "because Woody Allen is innocent". It also speaks to the forces that have historically protected men like Allen: the money and power deployed to make the simple complicated, to massage the story. The system worked for Harvey Weinstein for decades.