Dylan Farrow Responds to Backlash: “All I Have Is the Truth”

Andrea Simpson / February 6, 2014

Dylan Farrow is speaking out yet again after the letter she wrote in the New York Times about her years of sexual abuse at the hands of her adopted father Woody Allen made headlines.

Dylan’s shocking allegations first came to light 21 years ago when she was just 7 years old and resurfaced just as the acclaimed director received his Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes in January.

Yet, despite her brother, Moses Farrow, adamantly denying the molestation ever took place, Dylan is standing by her claims.

“It took all of my strength and all of my emotional fortitude to do what I did this week in the hope that it would put the truth out there,” Dylan told PEOPLE.

The now 28-year-old writer is coming under fire for rehashing a 1992 case that was never prosecuted after a thorough criminal investigation.

“That is my only ammunition. I don’t have money or publicists or limos or fancy apartments in Manhattan. All I have is the truth and that is all I put out there,” Dylan added to the mag.

Although “probable cause” was found, Dylan was deemed to “fragile” to go through a trial that would “traumatize” her.

Still, Dylan’s 36-year-old brother, who is now a family therapist, says the real blame lies with their mother, actress Mia Farrow.

“Of course Woody did not molest my sister,” he told PEOPLE“My mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart the family and sexually molesting my sister. And I hated him for her for years. I see now that this was a vengeful way to pay him back for falling in love with Soon-Yi.”

Woody and Mia went through a bitter custody battle after he fell in love and eventually married Mia’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, in 1997.

The Yale-New Haven Hospital also concluded no molestation took place, citing Dylan’s “elaborate” and “fantasy-like” stories that were “overly-thoughtful and controlling” and “rehearsed,” in a report obtained by RadarOnline.

Attorney Elkan Abramowitz has said Woody is not angry, but sad.

“His reaction is one of overwhelming sadness because of what has happened to Dylan,” Abramowitz told the TODAY show. “She was a pawn in a huge fight between him and Mia Farrow years ago and the idea that she was molested was implanted in her by her mother and that memory is never going to go away.”