For the first time ever, Dylan Farrow is speaking on camera about her long-time allegations against Woody Allen, and a preview of the "CBS This Morning" interview makes she's in it to end the acclaimed filmmaker's career.
"Why shouldn't I want to bring him down?" she retorts angrily when Gayle King asks if she's just trying to bring her former stepfather down.
Farrow has claimed for years that Allen molested her when she was seven years old. Allen has denied the accusations. But while she has spoken publicly about her allegations, this is the first time she's done so on camera. According to King, Farrow said, "Maybe it will make a difference when people can see my face."
In the preview clip, Farrow asks, "Why shouldn't I be angry? Why shouldn't I be hurt? Why shouldn't I feel some sort of outrage after all these years of being ignored and disbelieved and tossed aside?"
When King asks why people should believe her now, Farrow says, "I suppose that's on them but all I can do is speak my truth and hope that somebody will believe me instead of just hearing."
In the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, with accusers coming forward and (mostly) being believed, Farrow has been frustrated and feels that her voice has been ignored for too long. On Jan. 10, Mira Sorvino penned a heartfelt open letter to Farrow, apologizing for "turning a blind eye" to Farrow's story, and telling her she believes her now.
Alec Baldwin, though, came to the director's defense, pointing out that he had been investigated in two different states with no charges brought. Investigators at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut found no evidence that Dylan had been abused, but a state's attorney admitted he had "probable cause" to go after Allen in 1993, but never filed a charge.
"I have been speaking out, but no one's been listening," Farrow told King.
The full interview airs tomorrow on "CBS This Morning."