Ronan Farrow is fighting back against those who still don’t believe his sister Dylan Farrow’s allegations that their father Woody Allen molested her as a child. Ronan wrote a blistering essay about the director and his disturbing, alleged behavior. Read on for the details!
As Woody Allen, 80, opens the Cannes Film Festival on May 11 with Cafe Society, Ronan Farrow, 28, released a scathing essay the same day condemning the entertainment industry for continuing to support his father despite claims from his sister, Dylan Farrow, 30, that he molested her. Dylan wrote in a 2014 essay that her father, Woody, continuously sexually abused her as a child, and now Ronan is vehemently backing those claims in a new piece for The Hollywood Reporter. Read on to learn more about his blistering essay.
Ronan wrote a lengthy, and beautiful essay that both lifted up his sister and condemned his father for the sexual abuse allegations she made against him, first as a child, then as a 26-year-old woman. Ronan slammed those who brushed Dylan’s disturbing claims aside, which he has always believed to be true.
“This was always true as a brother who trusted her, and, even at 5 years old, was troubled by our father’s strange behavior around her: climbing into her bed in the middle of the night, forcing her to suck his thumb — behavior that had prompted him to enter into therapy focused on his inappropriate conduct with children prior to the allegations,” Ronan wrote in his Hollywood Reporter essay, which dropped one week after the magazine released a cover story about the prolific director.
Love you, Janice, but what's next, a Bill Cosby cover? https://t.co/ub5J6VYjjg
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) May 4, 2016
Ronan also spoke out about the actors and actresses who continue to work with Woody despite Dylan’s allegations. “Amazon paid millions to work with Woody Allen, bankrolling a new series and film,” Ronan wrote. “Actors, including some I admire greatly, continue to line up to star in his movies. ‘It’s not personal,’ one once told me. But it hurts my sister every time one of her heroes like Louis C.K., or a star her age, like Miley Cyrus, works with Woody Allen. Personal is exactly what it is — for my sister, and for women everywhere with allegations of sexual assault that have never been vindicated by a conviction.”
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