When Dylan Farrow wrote, for the first time, that her father molested her 22 years earlier, it was 2014. #MeToo, and the calling-out of men who abused their power to harass and hurt women, was three years away.
Farrow’s recollection of being molested by Woody Allen in the attic of her mother’s Bridgewater home, published on The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s blog, was met with skepticism, even outright hostility, from her father’s supporters in Hollywood.
It wasn’t until 2016, when her brother Ronan supported his sister’s claim in an op-ed in The Hollywood Reporter, that the disbelief began to ebb, she said.
“There was this salty question that rose to the...