The 35-year-old Farrow said she had been losing sleep over Sunday’s episode due to a video featured in which she, at 7 years old, describes to her mother the alleged sexual abuse by her adopted father, Woody Allen.
“Deciding to allow this tape to be viewed now publicly in this way has not been easy,” Farrow wrote on social media. “I myself have resisted ever watching it until now. It had long been stored away in a closest. Scared. Buried.”
Referring to “Little Dylan,” Farrow said she nearly did not give the tape to the docuseries’ filmmakers, Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick, because she wanted to protect the child from the “court of public opinion,” which she could handle as an adult.
“But I decided to let them share it in the hopes that Little Dylan’s voice might now help others suffering in silence feel heard, understood and less alone,” Farrow wrote. “If you watch this video, I very much hope you will do it with empathy, compassion and an open mind and heart and not use this as an opportunity to attack, turn away, criticize, mock or to further shun Little Dylan.”
Continued Farrow, “I hope this tape helps us all find ways to allow painful secrets to come safely out their closets so we can all heal and move forward in strength and peace. No longer ashamed, buried, scared, sad and silent.”
Her post came ahead of Sunday’s second installment of the four-part docuseries, which will include never-before-seen footage of a 7-year-old Dylan recounting the alleged abuse.
Allen has and continues to vehemently deny all allegations of abuse.
— Dylan Farrow (@RealDylanFarrow) February 28, 2021