If a man sexually assaults his adoptive daughter when she is seven and marries his step-daughter do you think those are the only times he ever did anything sketchy with kids? He managed to keep from doing anything else his entire life? I don't think so. In an open letter to The New York Times, a very brave Dylan Farrow talks about Woody Allen and his sexual assault of her when she was seven. The portion below comes towards the end and she is name dropping people who say they love Woody.
“Today, I consider myself lucky. I am happily married. I have the support of my amazing brothers and sisters. I have a mother who found within herself a well of fortitude that saved us from the chaos a predator brought into our home.
But others are still scared, vulnerable, and struggling for the courage to tell the truth. The message that Hollywood sends matters for them.
What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?
Woody Allen is a living testament to the way our society fails the survivors of sexual assault and abuse.
So imagine your seven-year-old daughter being led into an attic by Woody Allen. Imagine she spends a lifetime stricken with nausea at the mention of his name. Imagine a world that celebrates her tormenter.
Are you imagining that? Now, what’s your favorite Woody Allen movie?”