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Old 02-01-2014, 06:25 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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A very brave girl and I am so glad that she is taking Hollywood to task on their hypocrisy

http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/201...ype=blogs&_r=0

(A note from Nicholas Kristof: In 1993, accusations that Woody Allen had abused his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, filled the headlines, part of a sensational story about the celebrity split between Allen and his girlfriend, Mia Farrow. This is a case that has been written about endlessly, but this is the first time that Dylan Farrow herself has written about it in public. It’s important to note that Woody Allen was never prosecuted in this case and has consistently denied wrongdoing; he deserves the presumption of innocence. So why publish an account of an old case on my blog? Partly because the Golden Globe lifetime achievement award to Allen ignited a debate about the propriety of the award. Partly because the root issue here isn’t celebrity but sex abuse. And partly because countless people on all sides have written passionately about these events, but we haven’t fully heard from the young woman who was at the heart of them. I’ve written a column about this, but it’s time for the world to hear Dylan’s story in her own words.)

What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. 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. I remember staring at that toy train, focusing on it as it traveled in its circle around the attic. To this day, I find it difficult to look at toy trains.

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Old 02-01-2014, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Default News: Dylan Farrow's Letter About Woody Allen's Abuse

OMG. If you can read this entire letter without tearing up, I don't know what to say.

I have always had my doubts about Woody Allen since he left his wife for the babysitter. Ugh.

This is just awful to read.


Dylan Farrow: Open Letter Details Sexual Abuse by Woody Allen - Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault/Rape, Golden Globes, Mia Farrow, Woody Allen : People.com
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:31 PM
 
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I don't know why obviously guilty child molesters are celebrated by Hollywood society, as if the child did something to be abused.

I refuse to acknowledge movies made by child molesters.
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:21 PM
 
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I don't know why obviously guilty child molesters are celebrated by Hollywood society, as if the child did something to be abused.

I refuse to acknowledge movies made by child molesters.
Exactly, Had he been let's say a retail clerk, the public would have a different view of him. From the beginning the Hollywood industry could easily give politics a run for its money in the sleaze department.
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:24 PM
 
Location: tampa bay
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Woody didn't leave his wife for the baby sitter...he left Mia for his step-daughter...he is at best a creep and at worst a pedophile...I really think the only award he should get is the Roman Polanski Rapist of the Year Award...
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:34 PM
 
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Not much has changed about Hollywood coverups in past century.Its the same corrupt society its always had reputation of being.
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:03 PM
 
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He should be shunned by hollywood not honered. I will never watch any of his movies ever! That guy is a low life.
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Old 02-01-2014, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Ever since he acknowledged dating his step daughter, he has been dead to me.
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:51 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Yeah and this is a person who Diane Keton cherishes and sees as paragon of virtue . Diane Keaton and Woody Allen both belong to another planet . he is a freak and so is she .
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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OMG. If you can read this entire letter without tearing up, I don't know what to say.

I have always had my doubts about Woody Allen since he left his wife for the babysitter. Ugh.

This is just awful to read.


Dylan Farrow: Open Letter Details Sexual Abuse by Woody Allen - Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault/Rape, Golden Globes, Mia Farrow, Woody Allen : People.com
It was Robin Williams who left his wife for the baby sitter. Funny, we never hear much about it. It made a big splash at the time, then nothing.
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