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Dylan Farrow renews abuse claims by Woody Allen: Tells off Hollywood in letter

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Dylan Farrow penned an open letter to The New York Times Saturday, in which she renewed her claims of molestation and sexual abuse at the hands of her adopted father Woody Allen while growing up. Dylan also called out many Hollywood actors for their continued support of Woody Allen despite her accusations. Farrow named names and didn't hold back in detailing some of the sexual abuse she claims she suffered in the letter published on Feb. 1.

Dylan Farrow wrote, "What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?"

Alec Baldwin tweeted a response to a reporter saying, "What the f&@% is wrong w u that u think we all need to b commenting on this family's personal struggle?"

Baldwin also tweeted Sunday that people are mistaken if they think he, or any outsider, has any place in this family's issue.

And Cate Blanchett called it an obviously long and painful situation for the family, telling a journalist at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Saturday that she hopes they find some sort of resolution and peace, according to People.

"For as long as I could remember, my father had been doing things to me that I didn’t like," Dylan Farrow wrote in her Times letter. When she was 7 years old, "I couldn't keep the secret any more....I asked my mother if her dad did to her what Woody Allen did to me."

Dylan's allegations soon went public in a very big way. They became the linchpin in a bitter custody battle between her mother Mia Farrow and Allen. Connecticut prosecutors even launched a criminal investigation against the famous director.

But in a controversial move, state's attorney Frank S. Maco said in 1993 that although he found "probable cause" to prosecute Allen, he was dropping the case because he believed Dylan Farrow was too "fragile" to deal with a trial. He said mom Mia agreed with his decision.

Maco said Dylan was so traumatized that he didn't feel he had a confident witness able to testify in a courtroom setting, according to. A Manhattan judge had already awarded Mia full custody of adopted children Dylan and Moses, and biological son Ronan Farrow.

Woody Allen was barred from any visitation with Dylan in the custody case, which had exploded into the headlines following revelations of Allen's affair with Farrow's 19-year-old adopted daughter Soon-Yi.

Allen continues to emphatically deny the charges, and lambasted Maco for the probable cause claims, saying he's had no opportunity to defend himself. Woody's complaints led to disciplinary charges against Maco, which were eventually dropped.

During the investigation, a team from Yale-New Haven Hospital studied Dylan's accusations and concluded that no sexual abuse had taken place. They described Dylan as having difficulty distinguishing fantasy from reality.

However, the custody judge deemed Allen's conduct with Dylan "grossly inappropriate." Dylan wrote in her letter yesterday that Woody Allen is a living testament to the way that our society fails the survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

She writes imagine your seven-year-old daughter being led into an attic by an abuser. Imagine spending a lifetime stricken with nausea at the mention of that man's name. And imagine a world that celebrates your tormenter.

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



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