DISTURBING home video footage featured in a new documentary shows then-seven-year-old Dylan Farrow confessing her adoptive father Woody Allen allegedly “touched her private parts”.
The explosive film, recorded by her adoptive mother Mia Farrow in 1992, was aired for the first time in a new HBO series titled Allen v. Farrow on Sunday.
Before the broadcast, Dylan, now 35, shared a lengthy statement on Twitter, asking for understanding and disclosing she had “been losing sleep and overcome with anxiety” over the footage.
Mia can be heard asking the youngster what her adoptive father did to her when they were alone in a bid to gain proof of Allen’s alleged abuse.
Dylan describes how the disgraced Oscar-winner summoned her to spend some “father-daughter time”.
She told how during one incident in the attic of the family’s country home in Connecticut, Allen said: “Do not move, I have to do this,” as he molested her.
The clip is believed to have been used during Mia and Allen’s 1993 custody battle and was filmed after a trip to the home in August 1992.
Allen allegedly headed straight for Dylan before disappearing with the child for 20 minutes.
“I remember sitting on the steps with him in the country house. There was nobody else around, and he was directing me on how to suck his thumb – telling me what to do with my tongue, and I think that lasted a while. It felt like a long time,” Dylan recalled.
The following day, Mia was mortified after she was told by family friend Casey Pascal that a babysitter had saw Dylan sitting on the couch, while Allen was “kneeling on the floor with his head buried in her lap”.
Pascal explained: “She said she felt she’d walked in on a very adult situation and realized it was a child and she was horrified to the core. She said Dylan was staring off into space and Woody’s face was in her lap.”
Mia, who broke down in tears while recounting the alleged abuse, said she remembered that Dylan was not wearing any underwear after being on the couch.
“She was sitting next to me. I said to her: ‘Did this happen, did daddy have his face in your lap yesterday?’ She said yes,” Mia said.
Seven-year-old Dylan tells her mother, “He touched (my) privates, and then he was breathing on my leg. And then, this (where I mean) he squeezed me too hard that I couldn’t breathe.”
When pressed by her mother who asks, “What do you mean he touched your privates? Where did he touch you?” Dylan motions towards her behind.
She grabbed her video camera to record her daughter’s harrowing admissions, where Dylan went on to seemingly discuss another separate incident of abuse.
The conversation later turned to what happened in the attic after Allen had suggested to his adoptive daughter, “What about some father-daughter time?”
Dylan continued, “We went into your (Mia’s) room and we went into the attic. Then he started telling me weird things. Then he went behind me and touched my privates.”
In the clip, Mia asks, “Which privates did he touch?” before Dylan gestures to her private parts saying, “This part”.
Mia asks again, “He touched your front part?”, which Dylan confirms.
Another part of the footage show Mia ask, “Do you wanna tell me what things daddy said in the attic when you were in the attic?”
Dylan explains Allen had told her “Do not move, I have to do this”.
“But I wiggled my bum to see what he was doing,’ she says. “He said: ‘Don’t move I have to do this. If you stay still we can go to Paris’.”
He also allegedly told her, “Because this way you could be in my movie, if I do this”. But Dylan explained she had desperately protested, saying “‘I didn’t want him to do it, mama. I didn’t like it….I don’t want to talk about it.”
Her mother took Dylan to a pediatrician to make a record of the seven-year-old’s claims, and the doctor informed The Connecticut State Police.
Child welfare services and cops began investigating the alleged abuse, but Allen was not prosecuted due to Dylan’s psychological fragility and her young age.
She was deemed an unreliable witness by a psychological report prepared by the Yale New Haven Hospital child sexual abuse clinic, despite prosecutors finding probably cause to arrest Allen for or 1st and 4th degree sexual assault of a minor.
Comedy writer Allen refused to take a police polygraph test and instead offered his own, privately sought results. He has never been arrested or faced prosecution over the allegations which were first made in 1993.
Allen has vehemently denied sexually assaulting his adoptive daughter and claims Mia coached Dylan into fabricating the allegations because she was jealous of his relationship with Soon-Yi.
In a statement released last week, Allen said, “These documentarians had no interest in the truth. Instead, they spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to put together a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods.
“Woody and Soon-Yi were approached less than two months ago and given only a matter of days ‘to respond’. Of course, they declined to do so.
“As has been known for decades, these allegations are categorically false. Multiple agencies investigated them at the time and found that, whatever Dylan Farrow may have been led to believe, absolutely no abuse had ever taken place.”
He claimed producers, “spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to put together a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods.”
“It is sadly unsurprising that the network to air this is HBO – which has a standing production deal and business relationship with Ronan Farrow. While this shoddy hit peice may gain attention, it does not change the facts,” it read.
The producer of the Allen v. Farrow docu-series, Amy Herdy, claims she reached out to Allen as early as June 2018.
Dylan told supporters in a statement she posted to Twitter the footage shared “the most vulnerable part of who I am.”
“My mother gave me this video when I became an adult to do whatever I wanted with it. It shows me as I was then, a young, vulnerable child.
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“I almost didn’t offer it to the filmmakers, because being this vulnerable in public is absolutely terrifying for me. My fear in letting this tape come to light is that I am putting Little Dylan in the court of public opinion,” she continued.
Dylan pleaded with viewers to watch with “empathy, compassion and an open mind and heart and not use this as an opportunity to attack, turn away, criticize, mock; or to further shun ‘Little Dylan’ and in doing so shame and silence the millions of abused children who are suffering in the world today.”
She wants the four-part series to “allow painful secrets to come safely out of their closets so we all can heal and move forward in strength and peace. No longer ashamed, buried, scared, sad, and silent.”