Dylan Farrow has published an account of the sexual assault she experienced at the hands of her adoptive father Woody Allen on Nicholas Kristof's blog. This is the first time Farrow herself has publicly written about her experiences, which occurred throughout her childhood.
Allen was never found guilty of sexually assaulting his adopted daughter, but Farrow and her family have maintained their accusations. The controversy re-entered the public consciousness during this year's Golden Globes, when Allen was given an lifetime achievement award.
Farrow describes the way Allen manipulated her both physically and psychologically:
These things happened so often, so routinely, so skillfully hidden from a mother that would have protected me had she known, that I thought it was normal. I thought this was how fathers doted on their daughters. But what he did to me in the attic felt different.
She goes on to implicate the actors who have starred in Allen's films:
What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?
"Now," Farrow asks the reader, "what's your favorite Woody Allen movie?"