Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Woody Allen who has alleged that he sexually abused her as a child, questioned in an article published this week why Mr. Allen had escaped the consequences of the widespread social backlash that was set off by the fall of the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
Ms. Farrow, writing in an opinion piece published in The Los Angeles Times, also alleged that those who worked for Mr. Allen, including people in the movie industry and actors in Mr. Allen’s movies, have covered up for him or turned a blind eye.
She referred to the #MeToo movement, which arose after the allegations against Mr. Weinstein were reported in The New York Times and The New Yorker in October and in which women shared stories of sexual assault and accusations ranging from inappropriate text messages to rape. (The New Yorker articles were reported by Ms. Farrow’s brother Ronan.)
As names were revealed, high-profile men in Hollywood and other industries resigned, were fired or experienced other fallout.
But not, Ms. Farrow noted, Mr. Allen.
We are in the midst of a revolution. From allegations against studio heads and journalists, to hotel maids recounting abuses on the job, women are exposing the truth and men are losing their jobs. But the revolution has been selective.
I have long maintained that when I was 7 years old, Woody Allen led me into an attic, away from the babysitters who had been instructed never to leave me alone with him. He then sexually assaulted me. I told the truth to the authorities then, and I have been telling it, unaltered, for more than 20 years.
Why is it that Harvey Weinstein and other accused celebrities have been cast out by Hollywood, while Allen recently secured a multimillion-dollar distribution deal with Amazon, greenlit by former Amazon Studios executive Roy Price before he was suspended over sexual misconduct allegations? Allen’s latest feature, “Wonder Wheel,” was released theatrically on Dec. 1.
Mr. Allen’s representatives could not immediately be reached for comment on Friday. But he has previously denied Ms. Farrow’s accusations, including in 2014 when she wrote in a detailed open letter in The New York Times that her father had molested her, starting when she was 7.
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