Woody Allen is responding to Dylan Farrow’s attack today by CBS This Morning. I think he’s right. CBS News has simply taken Dylan’s side despite 1993 reports from Connecticut and NY State authorities saying that Woody never touched Dylan. Additionally, Gayle King never asks Dylan about her uncle, John Farrow, being in prison for child molestation. The interview, as Donald Trump says, is rigged. A complex trail of lies is distilled into a TV she says-he says, which is pretty sad for CBS News.
“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.
“Dylan’s older brother Moses has said that he witnessed their mother doing exactly that – relentlessly coaching Dylan, trying to drum into her that her father was a dangerous sexual predator. It seems to have worked – and, sadly, I’m sure Dylan truly believes what she says.
“But even though the Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time’s Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation, that doesn’t make it any more true today than it was in the past. I never molested my daughter – as all investigations concluded a quarter of a century ago.”