Dylan Farrow speaks about never-before-seen footage of her aged 7 that exposes suspected abuse

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Dylan Farrow implores “empathy, compassion” when she sees her 7-year-old self-blame Woody Allen on video

Dylan Farrow tells of the extraordinarily personal and painful video in which, as a 7-year-old child, she reveals the sexual abuse by her adoptive father Woody Allen to her mother Mia Farrow, who will be featured in today’s episode of the documentaries “Allen v. Farrow “. She hopes that the people who see it will do so “with empathy, compassion and an open mind and an open heart.” In a lengthy statement (which you can read in full below), Farrow said she “lost sleep” and was “overwhelmed by the fear” of showing the world the shocking video of her as a young girl that her mother shared with her when she grew up. “It shows me how I was then, a young, vulnerable child. “Little Dylan,” whom I’ve tried to protect since then, “Farrow said. “The decision to now see this tape publicly in this way was not an easy one. I myself had refused to ever see it until now. It had been kept in a closet for a long time. Frightened. To bury. Also read: Dylan Farrow speaks after the debut of “All Against Farrow” and tells “Fellow Survivors” that they “are not alone.” Farrow said she almost didn’t offer the video to the filmmakers for their use because of the “So vulnerable” idea in public “absolutely terrified her.” My fear in bringing this bond to light is that I will bring Little Dylan to trial, “she said.” While I was able To take the stones thrown at me as an adult, it’s upset to think about something happening to that little girl. ”However, she decided it should be used in the documentaries, hoping that it will help others who suffer in silence feel heard, understood, and less alone. Also read: ‘Allen v Farrow’: The 5 Most Troubling Revelations From HBO’s Docuseries “I hope this tape helps us all, ways to find how painful secrets can safely come out of their closets so that we can all heal and move forward in strength and peace. No longer ashamed, buried, scared, sad and silent. “You can read her statement in full below: I am writing this because, to be completely honest, I have lost sleep and been overwhelmed by fear. Today’s series of Allen v. Farrow Documentaries shows a video of me as a seven year old revealing my abuse to my mother. My mom gave me this video when I grew up to do what I wanted with it. It shows me how I was then, a young, vulnerable child. “Little Dylan,” whom I’ve tried to protect since then. The decision to now see this tape publicly in this way was not an easy one. I myself had refused to ever see it until now. It had been kept in a closet for a long time. Frightened. To bury. I almost didn’t offer it to the filmmakers because it’s absolutely terrifying for me to be so vulnerable in public. My fear of bringing this bond to light is that I will bring Little Dylan to trial. While I’ve been able to take the stones thrown at me as an adult, it’s upset to think about something happening to this little girl. But I decided to let her share it in the hope that Little Dylan’s voice could now help others who suffer in silence to feel heard, understood, and less alone. And that my testimony could also help parents, relatives, friends, loved ones, and the world in general understand firsthand how an abused child might speak and interpret these dire events. There is a third reason. Personally, I had pushed “Little Dylan” away as a coping mechanism for decades. Part of my goal of allowing her to speak now is also to try to find some healing for myself and my childhood self. It is an attempt to restore her health and find peace and closure. Since the news of her abuse was accidentally published, my siblings, my mother, and myself have been exposed to an endless barrage of slander and unfounded reprimands. Mockery so painful that I broke up with her in self-defense. I also hid them in a closet with the duct tape – hidden, scared, sad and hurt. As you watch this video, I very much hope that you do it with empathy, compassion and an open mind and heart, and not use this as an opportunity to attack, turn away, criticize, mock yourself. or to keep avoiding “Little Dylan” and thereby shaming and silencing the millions of abused children who suffer in the world today. This is the most vulnerable part of me. I hope this tape will help us all find ways in which painful secrets can safely get out of their closets so that we can all heal and move forward in strength and peace. No longer ashamed, buried, scared, sad and silent. Please know to all other survivors that your truth is valid and that there are those who will listen. RAINN is always available at 800-656-4673. Read the original story Dylan Farrow implores “empathy, compassion” when she sees her 7-year-old self-blame Woody Allen on video on TheWrap

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