In an emotional interview with CBS set to air Thursday, Dylan Farrow, who claims that she was molested by her adoptive father director Woody Allen, told "This Morning" co-host Gayle King that she was indeed seeking to take down Allen.
Farrow has been making the allegation that he molested her when she was seven for over 20 years. Allen has vehemently denied the allegation, and after multiple investigations, no charges were ever filed. In the interview with King, Farrow said she "hopes" that amid the heightened attention on sexual misconduct inspired by the #MeToo movement, people will "believe" her rather than just "hear" her.
"Someone said this to me, 'She wants to bring Woody Allen down. She's caught up in the #MeToo, Time's Up movement, and this is really what she's trying to do is bring him down,'" Gayle said in a segment of the interview pre-released by CBS on Monday.
"Why shouldn't I want to bring him down?" replied Farrow, fighting back emotions. "Why shouldn't I be angry? Why shouldn't I be hurt? Why shouldn't I feel some sort of outrage that after all these years, being ignored and disbelieved and tossed aside?"
"And after all these years, why should people believe you now?" asked King.
"I suppose that's on them," she replied, "but all I can do is speak my truth and hope."
"Hope?" asked King.
"Hope that someone will believe me instead of just hearing," said Farrow.
The full interview is scheduled to air Thursday.
In response to an op-ed written by Farrow published by the Los Angeles Times in December, Allen's representative issued a statement reiterating the director's insistence that he's innocent.
"Dylan Farrow’s allegations against Woody Allen, which she first made 25 years ago, have been thoroughly examined by law enforcement officials and child welfare investigators," said Allen's representative. "The investigators concluded unambiguously that Dylan Farrow was not sexually abused. No charges were ever filed, and the reason is simple: because Woody Allen is innocent."
A growing list of Allen's colleagues in Hollywood have recently distanced themselves from him over allegations of sexual misconduct. AP reports on the most recent actor to publicly denounce Allen and provides a partial list of other public critics:
Timothee Chalamet on Tuesday said he will donate his salary for an upcoming Woody Allen film to three charities fighting sexual harassment and abuse: Time's Up, the LGBT Center in New York and RAINN. The breakout star of "Call Me By Your Name" announced on Instagram that he didn't want to profit from his work on Allen's "A Rainy Day in New York," which wrapped shooting in the fall.
"I want to be worthy of standing shoulder to shoulder with the brave artists who are fighting for all people to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve," said Chalamet.
Chalamet is just the latest cast member of an Allen production to express regret or guilt about being professionally associated with the director. In recent weeks, Rebecca Hall ("A Rainy Day in New York," ''Vicky Cristina Barcelona"), Mira Sorvino ("Mighty Aphrodite"), Ellen Page ("To Rome With Love"), David Krumholtz ("Wonder Wheel") and Griffith Newman ("A Rainy Day in New York") have all in some way distanced themselves from Allen or vowed that they wouldn't work with him again.