Dylan Farrow on Woody Allen: "Why Shouldn't I Want to Bring Him Down?"
The full sitdown with Farrow, Allen's daughter, airs Thursday.
In a sitdown set to air in full Thursday, the daughter of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen is speaking out in her first televised interview about the sexual abuse allegations she has leveled against her famous father.
In a clip from the interview, which will air in full on CBS This Morning, host Gayle King asks Dylan Farrow about accusations that she is "caught up in the #MeToo, Time's Up movement" and "trying to bring Woody Allen down."
To that Farrow says simply, "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?"
Farrow said that after all these years, it's "on them" whether or not people want to believe her.
"All I can do is speak my truth and hope. Hope that somebody will believe me instead of just hearing it," she said.
Farrow first alleged decades ago, in 1992, that Allen sexually assaulted her when she was seven years old. In 2014, Farrow penned a letter to The New York Times, detailing her adopted father's alleged abuse. Farrow wrote a similar op-ed for the Los Angeles Times last December, linking the filmmaker to the #MeToo movement.
With renewed focus on Farrow and her claims amid the #MeToo movement, she has continued to assert that the details of the alleged incident, her family's custody battle and the director's "pattern of inappropriate behavior" have not been properly exposed to the public.
Allen has repeatedly denied Farrow's claim that he sexually assaulted her and no criminal charges were ever brought.
In early excerpts from the sitdown, Farrow tells King, “I am credible, and I am telling the truth, and I think it’s important that people realize that one victim, one accuser, matters. And that they are enough to change things."
Since Farrow resurfaced her claims during the Golden Globes, she has seen an outpouring of support from many of the women behind the Time's Up movement. In a CBS Sunday Morning segment over the weekend, Oprah Winfrey sat down with Time's Up activists — including Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman and America Ferrera — to discuss the initiative and brought up Farrow's claims against Allen. Farrow thanked Winfrey and the women for their "belief and support."
Actors Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Hall are some of the stars who have pledged to donate their salaries from their work on Allen's films to charity in light of the re-emergence of the claims. Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig recently stated that she regrets having worked with Allen as an actress in 2012. Ellen Page, Gerwig's co-star in the film, had also said working with Allen was the "biggest regret" of her career.