WOODY Allen’s adopted daughter has said she wants to “bring down” the filmmaker over claims he abused her when she was seven – which he has always denied and previously branded “disgraceful”.
Dylan Farrow said she feels "outrage" after her sex assault allegations against the Oscar winner were ignored for years.
The 32-year-old made the comments in an interview with CBS – her first on TV according to the US broadcaster.
She said: “Why shouldn't I want to bring him down? Why shouldn't I be angry? Why shouldn't I be hurt?
“Why shouldn't I feel some sort of … outrage that after all these years, being ignored and disbelieved and tossed aside?”
Asked why people should believe her, a tearful Farrow replied: “I suppose that's on them, but all I can do is speak my truth and hope … that someone will believe me instead of just hearing.”
She added: “I am credible and I am telling the truth, and I think it's important that people realise that one victim, one accuser, matters – and that they are enough to change things.”
Woody Allen issued a fresh denial today, accusing his ex-lover's family of "cynically" jumping on the Time's Up movement to repeat a "discredited allegation".
The director was previously investigated over the allegation that he molested Farrow in an attic in 1992 when she was seven, but was never charged.
And he said in a statement today: "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.
"I never molested my daughter – as all investigations concluded a quarter of a century ago."
Allen, 82, has faced renewed questions over his alleged behaviour as his industry comes to grips with its history of sexual harassment and abuse.
Oscar-tipped actor Timothee Chalamet said on Tuesday that he did not want to profit from his role in Allen’s film A Rainy Day In New York.
He instead promised to donate his salary to three charities combating abuse and harassment, including Time's Up.
Rebecca Hall previously apologised for her role in the film and said she would also donate her earnings to the celeb-backed initiative.
Others to distance themselves from Allen in recent weeks include To Rome With Love's Greta Gerwig, Wonder Wheel's David Krumholtz and Mira Sorvino, who vowed to never work with him again having won an Oscar for her role in 1995's Mighty Aphrodite.
But Alec Baldwin, who worked with Allen on three occasions, on Tuesday expressed his support for the director, saying the rejection was "unfair and sad".
Farrow, the sister of journalist Ronan Farrow, whose reports aided Weinstein's downfall, last month questioned why the ensuing "revolution" had spared Allen in an article for The Los Angeles Times.
She wrote: “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?”
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