Mia Farrow has revealed that she initially did not want her daughter Dylan to go public with her story of alleged abuse at the hands of Farrow’s ex-partner Woody Allen.
Dylan’s accusations against her father first came to light during Farrow and Allen’s split in the ’90s. She publicly spoke about them in 2014, and then wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times in December 2017 questioning why the #MeToo movement had left out Allen.
“I just wanted it all to go away. I did not want to resurrect it was a horrible chapter for all of us, but I also understood and respected that she needed to do that and she wanted to be part of the #MeToo movement and have her voice heard,” Farrow said at the Time 100 gala.
“I heard my voice saying, ‘I’m so proud of you, you’re so brave’ and my stomach knew to turn over because I knew that a lot of bad people will come at me. But I’m just so proud of her,” she added.
Farrow, however, does not have any strong feelings about whether actors should or should not continue to work with Allen, reported Variety.
“It’s up to the individual. It doesn’t affect me one way or the other I think I would if it was a dear friend, I don’t think a dear friend would do that because they would know what the family has been through… but for other people I just don’t expect that they know or care,” she said.
Farrow appreciated those who had chosen not to work with Allen again saying it brings her “near tears that people I don’t know would care so much.”
Farrow’s son Ronan was honoured at the gala as one of Time’s 100 for his journalism exposing Harvey Weinstein over the past year. She said she was proud of him for continuing to pursue a difficult story.