Dylan Farrow Talks About the Reaction to her Open Letter About Woody Allen
Her open letter in the New York Times detailing the abuse at the hands of adoptive father Woody Allen drew a lot of attention, but Dylan Farrow has no regrets about her decision to speak out.
In an interview with People, the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and the famed director shares, " It took all of my strength and all of my emotional fortitude to do what I did this week in the hope that it would put the truth out there. That is my only ammunition. I don't have money or publicists or limos or fancy apartments in Manhattan. All I have is the truth and that is all I put out there."
Refuting claims that she wrote it during awards season to sabotage her father and vindicate her mother, the 28-year-old writer responds, "I've been hearing that a lot. I'm happy to answer that. My intention in writing that piece was to put the truth on paper from a voice that was not able to speak before."
Though she knew there'd be backlash, she didn't expect the "betrayal" of her brother Moses, sobbing, "My brother has broken my heart. Moses divorced himself from the family a long time ago. I always missed him. I loved him and I kept him in my thoughts. These lies – this betrayal – is unfathomable to me coming from a brother I loved and cherished and grew up with."
Crushed, Dylan continued, "My memories are true. What happened to me as a little girl ... is my cross to bear. But I will not see my family dragged down like this. I can't stay silent when my family needs me."
Despite their issues, Ms. Farrow insists, "I love my family so much. We are a strong family. We are a loving family. We are a brave family. We are fighters. I love my mother so much."