"The system worked for Harvey Weinstein for decades, it still works for Woody Allen," writes Allen's daughter in an opinion piece for L.A. Times.
Dylan Farrow, daughter of director Woody Allen, criticizes Hollywood and the media for voluntarily ignoring allegations of sexual assault in the past against the father in the midst of the industry's antiacos movement.
In an op-ed to the Los Angeles Times entitled "Why the #MeToo Revolution has saved Woody Allen?" Farrow asks why prominent figures in the industry, such as movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, Roy Price, Kevin Spacey and others, have been "driven out by Hollywood" as a result of women and men accusing them of harassment, while Allen He still has a multi-million dollar distribution agreement with Amazon.
Farrow's brother, Ronan Farrow, played an important role in the downing of Weinstein after the publication of an explosive revelation in The New Yorker the result of a 10-month investigation, detailing multiple accusations of harassment and aggression.
"We are in the midst of a revolution, from accusations against directors of studies and journalists to hotel maids who report abuses at work, women are exposing the truth and men are losing their jobs," Farrow writes. "But the revolution has been selective."
Farrow, who claimed for the first time decades ago that Allen sexually assaulted her when she was 7 years old, says the details of the alleged incident, the custody battle of her family and the "pattern of inappropriate behavior" have not been properly exposed. to the public.
"It's a testimony from Allen's public relations team and his lawyers that few know about these simple facts," she says. "He also talks about the forces that historically have protected men like Allen: the money and power deployed to complicate the simple things, to massage history."
Farrow continues: "In this deliberately created fog, the A-list actors agree to appear in Allen's films and journalists tend to avoid the subject."
Farrow calls for actresses who have collaborated with his father in the past – including Kate Winslet, Blake Lively and Greta Gerwig – and applauded the women for speaking out against sexual misconduct, although he refuses to comment on the allegations what Allen faces.
Farrow notes: "Although the culture seems to be changing rapidly, my accusation is apparently too complicated, too difficult, too dangerous" to use Lively's term, to confront … The truth is difficult to deny, but easy to ignore, it breaks my heart that the women and men I admire work with Allen, and then refuse to answer questions about it. "
The column ends with a call to reevaluate the "system" that worked for figures like Weinstein for years.
"It is not only power that allows men accused of sexual abuse to maintain their careers and their secrets, it is also our collective choice to see simple situations as complicated and obvious conclusions as a question of" who can Say? ", writes Farrow." The system worked for Harvey Weinstein for decades. It still works for Woody Allen. "