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    Dylan Farrow Responds to Woody Allen's Op-Ed: "I Won't Be Silenced"

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    Dylan Farrow is speaking out following Woody Allen's New York Times op-ed, which was written in response to her column where she resurfaced decades-old allegations that Allen, her adoptive father, sexually molested her when she was 7.

    The 28-year-old, who was spotted Friday all smiles while walking with her husband, slammed the famous filmmaker's op-ed after he fully blamed ex-partner Mia Farrow for the accusations and said, several times, that he "did not molest Dylan."

    "I have never wavered in describing what he did to me," Dylan said in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. "I will carry the memories of surviving these experiences for the rest of my life," Farrow continued.

    She went on to say that his op-ed is the "latest rehash of the same legalese, distortions, and outright lies he has leveled at me for the past 20 years."

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    As for Allen's claims that Mia is the one who brought the abuse accusations to light, Dylan is quick to refute this point.

    "It was a pediatrician who reported the incident to the police based on my firsthand account," Dylan explains.

    Dylan also took a moment to express her gratitude for the "outpouring of support" she has received from "survivors and countless others."

    "If speaking out about my experience can help others stand up to their tormentors, it will be worth the pain and suffering my father continues to inflict on me."

    She concluded by saying that she "won't let the truth be buried" and she "won't be silenced." 

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    In the Times, Allen explains that when Mia first accused him 21 years ago of child molestation during their "terribly acrimonious" breakup, he found the idea so "ludicrous" he didn't even get himself a lawyer.

    "The self-serving transparency of her malevolence seemed so obvious I didn't even hire a lawyer to defend myself," Allen writes. "It was my show business attorney who told me she was bringing the accusation to the police and I would need a criminal lawyer."

    He continued: "I naïvely thought the accusation would be dismissed out of hand because of course, I hadn't molested Dylan and any rational person would see the ploy for what it was. Common sense would prevail. After all, I was a 56-year-old man who had never before (or after) been accused of child molestation."

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    Allen calls the location Dylan pinpoints where first instance of molestation allegedly occurred—the attic of Mia's country house—"poorly chosen but interesting" because he is a "major claustrophobe."

    He adds: "There is even a lame attempt to do professional damage by trying to involve movie stars, which smells a lot more like Mia than Dylan."

    Allen ended his piece by saying that this is his "final word" on the matter and "enough people have been hurt."

    Dylan's brother Moses came to Allen's defense this week, telling People that it was their mother who poisoned them against their dad because she was angry that Allen was pursuing a relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, one of Mia's adopted children with ex-husband André Previn. Soon-Yi was reportedly around 19 at the time.

    Dylan then responded, also telling People that Moses' defense of their father was akin to "the lowest form of evil."

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