Back in 1993, many were speculating about filmmaker Woody Allen as his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow claimed that he had been molesting her.
After Connecticut state attorney Frank Maco declined to prosecute Allen to protect Farrow from having to testify the filmmaker was merely stripped of his visitation rights and Mia Farrow was granted full custody.
Now, several years later Farrow has finally spoken out publicly in an open letter published by the New York Times.
According to USA Today in the letter Farrow describes the moments when Allen would take her by hand to the attic and she said "he told me to lie on my stomach and play with my brother's electric train set."
While she was being sexually assaulted Farrow says he would whisper in her ear. She described his exact words in the letter "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."
Farrow, now 28 even describes why she remained silent for so long, claiming she was discouraged by his increased success in the film industry.
It is frightening to think that Allen may have gotten away with such a crime despite his fame and filmmaking success. If true, Farrow could be a victim not just of Allen's crime but also of our criminal justice system that seems largely influenced by an individual's celebrity status.
For more information on Farrow's letter, and her story visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2014/02/01/dylan-farrow-woody-...