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Dylan Farrow blasts Hollywood for giving Woody Allen lifetime award

Top news coming in to a warm San Francisco today is about Woody Allen and his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, aged 28.

Dylan Farrow blasts Hollywood for giving Woody Allen lifetime award
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So close to Valentine's Day, people are thinking of love and warmth. But this news story is one that features a "love" that is sick.

After Woody Allen was given a lifetime award at the Golden Globes last month, Dylan Farrow, now 28 and living in Florida under an assumed name, has come out with her personal story on the sex allegations she has against Woody Allen.

"Personally, I believe her," says San Francisco resident, Alice Marshall.

"She doesn't agree that Hollywood should give him such tributes. It has kicked up great controversy."

Dylan Farrow is now coming forward to give the world her side of the story. She has now published an open letter via the family's friend Nicholas Kristof at the New York Times.

Farrow's open letter begins:

"What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie?" before she continues by talking about how she was abused by Allen when she was just 7 years old.

Newser reports that Woody Allen, according to Nicholas Kristof,

"denies the allegations, has never been convicted and should be presumed innocent."

At the time the allegations came to light a Connecticut prosecutor said Allen could have been prosecuted, but Dylan was to be spared the trauma that would have been involved in testifying, so the case was dropped.

Dylan Farrow now says she was tormented by what happened to her when Allen led her away to an attic.

"That he got away with what he did to me haunted me as I grew up. That torment was made worse by Hollywood. All but a precious few (my heroes) turned a blind eye."

After the abuse, Farrow reveals that she was diagnosed with PTSD, and has had to battle an eating disorder and carrying out self-harm.

When Allen was given the Globes' lifetime achievement award, Farrow reports that it "felt like a personal rebuke ... a way to tell me to shut up and go away."

She appeals to Diane Keaton in her open letter: "You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?"

At the end of her open letter, Farrow talks again about the abuse:

"Are you imagining that? Now, what’s your favorite Woody Allen movie?"

Her full account is here.

See here an article on another child abuser, Jerry Sandusky who abused youngsters at Penn State.

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