Despite Dylan Farrow’s damning allegations of sexual abuse, [Woody Allen] today remains beloved by stars, paid by Amazon and rarely interrogated by media as his son, Ronan Farrow, writes about the culture of acquiescence surrounding his father.
My Father, Woody Allen, and the Danger of Questions Unasked – Ronan Farrow, Hollywood Reporter
Farrow writes about the subject from the inside. At first, he distanced himself from his sister’s, Dylan Farrow’s, allegations. And when it came time for him to write about Bill Cosby, he downplayed the accusations against that comedian.
Confronting a subject with allegations from women or children, not backed by a simple, dispositive legal ruling is hard. It means having those tough newsroom conversations, making the case for burning bridges with powerful public figures. It means going up against angry fans and angry publicists.