Dylan Farrow Opens Up About Alleged Sexual Assault By Woody Allen

Mia Farrow's daughter is speaking out.

On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, CBS This Morning shared a new interview with Dylan Farrow, who has accused her mother's former boyfriend and her adoptive father, Woody Allen, of sexually assaulting her when she was 7 years old. Speaking to TV journalist Gayle King, Dylan recalled the alleged incident, which reportedly occurred on Aug. 4, 1992.

"I was taken to a small attic crawl space in my mother's country house in Connecticut by my father," Dylan stated. "He instructed me to lay down on my stomach and play with my brother's toy train that was set up. And he sat behind me in the doorway, and as I played with the toy train, I was sexually assaulted... As a 7-year-old I would say, I would have said he touched my private parts, which I did say. As a 32-year-old, he touched my labia and my vulva with his finger."

She explained that she'd told her mother about the alleged assault and was brought to her pediatrician. While she initially informed the doctor that Allen had only touched her shoulder, Dylan, who said she was embarrassed, later told the physician that the famed director had sexually assaulted her, after speaking again with her mother.

As the morning news program noted, Allen has denied the allegations and has claimed that Mia may have instructed Dylan to change her story as a way to take revenge for having found nude photos of her older daughter Soon-Yi, with whom he had had an affair, in his apartment.

After watching an old 60 Minutes interview with Allen during her appearance on CBS This Morning, Dylan burst into tears, stating, "He's lying, and he's been lying for so long." She added, "And it is difficult for me to see him and to hear his voice. I'm sorry."

Dylan, who previously penned an open letter about the alleged abuse in 2014, told King that the alleged sexual assault wasn't the only time Allen had behaved inappropriately toward her. "He would follow me around. He was always touching me, cuddling me and if I ever said, you know, like I want to go off by myself, he wouldn't let me," she said, noting that Allen didn't act that way towards her brother Ronan. Dylan also accused Allen of asking her to join him in bed when he was wearing only underwear or when she was wearing only underwear.

According to CBS This Morning, New York state child welfare investigators and a report by the Yale New Haven hospital determined that no abuse occurred. However, Frank Maco, the Connecticut state prosecutor assigned to the case, was not convinced of the Yale New Haven report's credibility. Maco reportedly believed that "there was probable cause to charge Allen but he thought Dylan was too fragile to face a celebrity trial."

In response to Dylan's interview, Allen shared a lengthy statement with the morning show, which read, in part, "...even though the Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time's Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation, that doesn't make it any more true today than it was in the past. I never molested my daughter – as all investigations concluded a quarter of a century ago."