Allen hits back at molestation claims, daughter says he's 'lying'

Dylan Farrows talks molestation allegations as more celebrities distance themselves from Woody Allen

Why are Hollywood's famous men refusing to condemn Woody Allen?

Woody Allen's adopted daughter gave a tearful television interview on Thursday, giving details of an alleged molestation by the filmmaker more than 25 years ago.

"But even though the Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time's Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation, that doesn't make it any more true today than it was in the past".

They're actors and actresses, after all.

Her complaint was made public that year, not long after it was disclosed Allen was involved in a relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow, with whom he also had a relationship.

Farrow, now 32, was visibly emotional as she was shown a clip from United States show 60 Minutes, dating back to 1992, in which Allen, now 82, vehemently denies the alleged molestation.

Are some of them being honest and serious?

A CT state prosecutor at the time had found probable cause to charge Allen but thought Farrow too fragile to face a celebrity trial.

Farrow says her father took her to a small attic crawl space, instructed her to lay down on her stomach and play with her brother's toy train, while he sat behind in the doorway and touched her private parts.

"Sorry, no one can make Selena do anything she doesn't want to".

When asked how she thought they were complicit, Farrow replied: "Because I have been saying this - I have been repeating my accusations unaltered for over 20 years and I have been systematically shut down, ignored or discredited or not believed".

Dylan's interview comes after Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Hall, who both star in the director's upcoming film A Rainy Day in NY, publicly announced their intention to donate their salaries from the movie to the Time's Up movement, which helps victims of abuse and harassment seek justice, while Timothee has also split his between two other charities as well.

Dylan said she was gratified that fellow actors are finally speaking up after two decades.

The New York judge who presided over the 1994 custody battle between Allen and Mia Farrow ruled that the allegations were inconclusive, but at the same time lambasted the director as "self-absorbed, untrustworthy and insensitive". "And that they are enough to change things", she said.

The actress, who recently won a Golden Globe for her performance in the Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, worked with the director on the Amazon limited series Crisis in Six Scenes.

Farrow also denied Allen's suggestion that her mother had "coached" her into to believing her father had molested her.

Instead, she expressed hope that they could "maybe hold themselves accountable for how they have perpetuated this culture of silence in their industry".

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