Dylan Farrow is not backing down.
A few days ago, the stepdaughter of Woody Allen accused the famous director of sexually abusing her a child – and she’s been at the center of a heated debate ever since.
Celebrities from Alec Baldwin to Lena Dunham have voiced their opinions on the subject.
“It took all of my strength and all of my emotional fortitude to do what I did this week in the hope that it would put the truth out there,” Dylan tells People in a new interview.
The 28-year old, who lives under a different name, adds that she isn’t going public now for fame or fortune.
“That is my only ammunition,” she tells the magazine. “I don’t have money or publicists or limos or fancy apartments in Manhattan. All I have is the truth and that is all I put out there.”
A criminal investigation in 1992 did not find enough evidence to bring charges against Allen, with the director (through his reps) denying all allegations since then.
But Dylan maintains that he abused her multiple times when she was seven years old and she explains why she has now gone public.
“My intention in writing that piece was to put the truth on paper from a voice that was not able to speak before… we live in this society where victim blaming and inexcusable behavior – this taboo against shaming the famous at the expense of their victims – is accepted and excused.”
As much as anything else, Dylan says she also hopes her story can inspire or assist others.
“I am hoping to help at least one person out there. And that’s why I spoke out.”
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