Mia Farrow’s daughter Dylan has opened up to Vanity Fair about the shocking child molestation claims brought against her adopted father Woody Allen.
The allegations rocked Hollywood in the ‘90s, but Dylan, who now goes by a different name, has never spoken about the horrifying claims until now.
In 1992, Dylan was just seven when she told her mother that Mia Farrow’s ex-lover and longtime partner, Woody Allen, had touched her inappropriately.
Farrow videotaped Dylan speaking about the encounters, which led to a court case that was eventually dropped to spare the young girl from having to testify.
“I’m scared of him, his image,” Dylan told Vanity Fair. “I have never been asked to testify. If I could talk to the 7-year-old Dylan, I would tell her to be brave, to testify.”
At the time, Dylan told her mom that Allen touched her “private part.” Then she told Farrow, “Kids have to do what grown-ups say” and “Did your daddy ever do that to you?”
Now, about 20 years later she told the magazine what she remembers.
“There’s a lot I don’t remember, but what happened in the attic I remember. I remember what I was wearing and what I wasn’t wearing,” she recalls.
“The things making me uncomfortable were making me think I was a bad kid, because I didn’t want to do what my elder told me to do… I was cracking. I had to say something.”
“I was 7. I was doing it because I was scared. I wanted it to stop.”
She explained that, at the time at least, she didn’t understand that the behavior wasn’t “how fathers treated their daughters. This was normal interaction.”
“I was not normal for feeling uncomfortable about it.”
She was not alone in feeling off. Farrow’s now 39-year-old son Fletcher Previn said he took the time to remove Allen from every family picture using Photoshop.
But Dylan hasn’t been able to completely shut out Allen. She told VF that he has contacted her twice by mail, including during her senior year of college.
“I should have recognized the handwriting. I didn’t. It had a fake name: Lehman,” she said, adding that he mentioned Farrow’s adopted daughter-turned Allen’s wife, Soon-Yi.
She said it read: “I thought you’d want some pictures of us, and I want you to know that I still think of you as my daughter, and my daughters think of you as their sister.”
“Soon-Yi misses you. Your father.”