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Dylan Farrow describes alleged assault by Woody Allen

Dylan Farrow describes alleged assault by Woody Allen
From CBC - January 18, 2018

In her first televised interview, Dylan Farrow described how Woody Allen allegedly sexually assaulted her, and called actors who work in hisfilms 'complicit' in perpetuating a 'culture of silence.'

Farrow, the adopted daughter of both Allen and Mia Farrow, appeared in a taped interview Thursday on CBS This Morning. Shereiteratedthe allegations she has made for years, including in written pieces for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.

Farrow allegesshewas sevenyears old in 1992 when Allen molested her in her mother's Connecticut home.

"With so much silence being broken by so many brave people against so many high-profile people, I felt it was important to add my story to theirs because it's something I have struggled with for a long time," Farrow said.

"It was very momentous for me to see this conversation finally carried into a public setting."

Allen was investigated but was not charged, and he has long denied inappropriately touching Farrow.

Allen denies allegations

In a statement Thursday, Allen reiterated his denial and said "the Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time's Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation."

"I never molested my daughteras all investigations concluded a quarter of a century ago," Allen said.

"When this claim was first made more than 25 years ago, it was thoroughly investigated by both the Child Sexual Abuse Clinic of the Yale-New Haven Hospital and New York State Child Welfare. They both did so for many months and independently concluded that no molestation had ever taken place. Instead, they found it likely a vulnerable child had been coached to tell the story by her angry mother during a contentious breakup.

Actors break ties with Allen

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