Dylan Farrow wrote an open letter about Woody Allen’s abuse

Dylan Farrow wrote an open letter about Woody Allen’s abuse
February 3, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

Woody Allen

Prepare to look down the barrel of man’s inhumanity to man. Here’s a blockquote from Dylan Farrow‘s open letter about the abuse she allegedly faced at the age of seven from award-winning writer and director Woody Allen, after which we’re going to talk about things. Via The NY Times

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.

All right, full disclosure first: I’ve never seen Woody’s films. Never have, and probably never will at this point. This means I don’t know how great Annie Hall was so I don’t have anything to defend here. But to those of you defending him by saying “but he makes such good movies!” How is that any different than people defending Jerry Sandusky by saying “but he’s a great football coach!” There’s a lot of entitlement in America these days, and there’s no worse sense of entitlement than people who think their entertainment is more important than people — especially kids — not being sexually assaulted.

UPDATE: Woody Allen has responded to Dylan’s allegations.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.