The letter starts out simply enough.
“What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house.”
Before you read the rest of this letter, originally shared via a friend-of-the-family blogger on The New York Times, know that this is not an easy read, but, unfortunately, I think it’s a necessary one.
Farrow, Woody Allen’s daughter, also happens to be his sexual abuse accuser.
As noted from NY Times:
“It’s important to note that Woody Allen was never prosecuted in this case and has consistently denied wrongdoing; he deserves the presumption of innocence.”
Read Dylan Farrow’s own words, published publicly for the first time ever. They speak for themselves.
“What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies. I remember staring at that toy train, focusing on it as it traveled in its circle around the attic. To this day, I find it difficult to look at toy trains.”
Please head here, to the original post for the rest of the letter.
And after you read this, ask yourself what she wants you to answer, “Now, what’s your favorite Woody Allen movie?”
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