Media Watch is concerned that the current “he said, she said” discussion going on between a parental figure and a daughter is seen as unworthy of news coverage. We believe that it will take men and women working together to bring about an end to rape and child sexual abuse. Sexual violence is a choice, mostly men make. We need more courageous survivors speaking out. . . not less. Gratitude and support go out to Dylan Farrow for her extremely inspiring willingness to speak truth to power. Read on…
This week, a number of commentators have published articles containing incorrect and irresponsible claims regarding the allegation of Woody Allen’s having sexually abused his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. As the author of two lengthy, heavily researched and thoroughly fact-checked articles that deal with that allegation—the first published in 1992, when Dylan was seven, and the second last fall, when she was 28, I feel obliged to set the record straight. As such, I have compiled the following list of undeniable facts:
Read Maureen Orth’s Vanity Fair Article
Dylan Farrow writes:
Once again, Woody Allen is attacking me and my family in an effort to discredit and silence me — but nothing he says or writes can change the truth. For 20 years, I have never wavered in describing what he did to me. I will carry the memories of surviving these experiences for the rest of my life.
His op-ed is the latest rehash of the same legalese, distortions, and outright lies he has leveled at me for the past 20 years. He insists my mother brought criminal charges — in fact, it was a pediatrician who reported the incident to the police based on my firsthand account. He suggests that no one complained of his misconduct prior to his assault on me — court documents show that he was in treatment for what his own therapist described as “inappropriate” behavior with me from as early as 1991. He offers a carefully worded claim that he passed a lie detector test — in fact, he refused to take the test administered by the state police (he hired someone to administer his own test, which authorities refused to accept as evidence). READ MORE
If that isn’t enough. . . then please read this: Allen v. Farrow Custody Ruling, June 7, 1993