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Dylan Farrow on Woody Allen: 'Why shouldn't I feel some sort of outrage?'

CBS released the first clip from Dylan Farrow’s interview with CBS This Morning‘s Gayle King, during which they discussed Farrow’s allegations against her adopted father, Woody Allen. Farrow accused the Wonder Wheel director of molesting her when she was a child in 1992, a claim he has long denied.

“Someone said this to me, ‘She wants to bring Woody Allen down. She’s caught up in the Me Too, Time’s Up movement and this is really what she’s trying to do, is bring him down,'” King tells Farrow in the clip.

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“Why shouldn’t I want to bring him down?” she responds. “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?”

This marks Farrow’s first television interview to discuss the allegations against Allen.

“I have long maintained that when I was seven 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,” Farrow wrote in a 2017 op-ed published in The Los Angeles Times. Allen has never been convicted of a crime.

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Reps for Allen tell EW a statement will be released Thursday. Previously, and at the time meant as his “final word on this entire matter,” Allen wrote in a 2014 piece in The New York Times, “Of course, I did not molest Dylan.” Following the publication of Farrow’s op-ed, a spokesperson for Allen said in a statement, “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. 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.”

When King asked Farrow why people should believe her now, she replied, “I suppose that’s on them, but all I can do is speak my truth and hope… hope that somebody will believe me instead of just hearing.”

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In light of the accusations against Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and other men in Hollywood, Farrow called out prominent actors who have worked with Allen in the past for not condemning the director over her allegations. Since then, Greta GerwigMira SorvinoRebecca HallDavid Krumholtz, and Ellen Page have expressed regret for working with Allen.

HallTimothée Chalamet, and The Tick star Griffin Newman also pledged their salaries from Allen’s A Rainy Day In New York to various organizations, including the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.

King’s full interview with Farrow will air Thursday during CBS This Morning, which runs from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT.

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