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Farrow on Allen claims: ‘I am telling the truth’

Dylan Farrow says she still has hope people will believe she was abused by her adoptive father Woody..

Dylan Farrow says she still has hope people will believe she was abused by her adoptive father Woody Allen.

Farrow, 32, has for years accused Allen of molesting her when she was 7 years old, claims which have been repeatedly denied by the acclaimed director.

In her first TV interview, Farrow told CBS This Morning: "Why shouldn't I want to bring him down?

"Why shouldn't I be angry? Why shouldn't I be hurt? Why shouldn't I feel some sort of outrage that all these years [I've been] ignored and disbelieved and tossed aside."

Image:Woody Allen with Mia Farrow and adoptive sons Dylan and Ronan in 1988

When asked by CBS presenter Gayle King why should people believe her after all these years, Farrow said that was "on them".

"All I can do is speak my truth and hope that somebody will believe me instead of just hearing," she added.

Allen, who has never been charged with a crime, penned a letter to the New York Times in 2014 accusing Dylan's adoptive mother, actress Mia Farrow, of "exploiting" her daughter.

"Of course, I did not molest Dylan," he said.

"I loved her and hope one day she will grasp how she has been cheated out of having a loving father and exploited by a mother more interested in her own festering anger than her daughter's wellbeing."

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Image:Timothee Chalamet, Greta Gerwig and Mira Sorvino have disavowed Allen

Allen's side of the story has been corroborated by Dylan's brother Moses Farrow, who told People magazine in 2014 that he believes there was an "atmosphere of fear and hate" created by Mia Farrow towards Allen.

Over the last month, several stars have disavowed Allen, and donated earnings from his films to charities supporting sexual abuse victims.

In the CBS interview on Thursday, Farrow said she felt there had to be strength in numbers for claims to be believed.

"We've gotten very attached to this concept that in order for a victim or accuser to come forward credibly that they have to be flanked by 49 other people," she said.

"This is absolute garbage. It shouldn't have to be that a small army has to come forward against one person to be credible.

"I have come forward with evidence and I am credible and I am telling the truth and I think it's important that people realise that one victim, one accuser, matters, and that they are enough to change things."

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Allen has already responded to the interview, saying: "I never molested my daughter."

He added: "Even though the Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the time's up movement to repeat this discredited allegation, that doesn't make it any more true today than it was in the past."

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007 film must treat Bond girls properly, says Waller-Bridge

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Fast cars, martinis and Bond girls are core parts of the formula for 007 films, but one of those elements is set for a change in the latest adventure.

Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is working on the script for the 25th Bond film, is on a mission to make sure the movie will "treat women properly" – even if the spy does not.

Image: Cast members (l-r): Lea Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch at the launch of the new Bond film

Ahead of the release of the as-yet-untitled film, Waller-Bridge told Deadline: "There's been a lot of talk about whether or not (the Bond franchise) is relevant now because of who he is and the way he treats women.

"I think that's b*******. I think he's absolutely relevant now. It has just got to grow.

"It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly.

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"He doesn't have to. He needs to be true to this character."

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Sir Elton hits out at Russia for ‘cruel’ Rocketman censorship

Sir Elton John has criticised Russian censors for cutting gay sex scenes from the hit musical biopic..

Sir Elton John has criticised Russian censors for cutting gay sex scenes from the hit musical biopic Rocketman.

The critically acclaimed film charts the British singer's rise to fame, and its scenes of kissing and sex between men, as well as drug use, contributed to it earning a 15 certificate in the UK.

But in a bid to play down the sexuality of Sir Elton, played by actor Taron Egerton, for a conservative Russian audience, an estimated five minutes of footage was reportedly removed ahead of its debut in Moscow.

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The Moscow Times quoted a Russian film critic who had seen the film at its world premiere in Cannes on 16 May as saying "all scenes with kissing, sex and oral sex between men have been cut", as well as a photo displayed during the end credits featuring Sir Elton and his husband David Furnish.

Sir Elton, 72, a prominent gay rights campaigner, released a joint statement with the makers of the film to accuse censors of being "cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people".

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"We reject in the strongest possible terms the decision to pander to local laws and censor Rocketman for the Russian market, a move we were unaware of until today," they said.

"That the local distributor has edited out certain scenes, denying the audience the opportunity to see the film as it was intended, is a sad reflection of the divided world we still live in and how it can still be so cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people.

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Ben Affleck steps out to drop off kids as Robert Pattinson is announced as new Batman

Ben Affleck played Batman until earlier this year (Picture: Backgrid)
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Ben Affleck played Batman until earlier this year (Picture: Backgrid)

Ben Affleck has been pictured performing his parental duties in Los Angeles, as his official replacement in the Batman role is announced.

The 46-year-old actor was seen in the early hours on Friday (31 May) dropping off son Samuel, seven, and daughter Seraphina, 10, to school.

Affleck has three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner – Seraphina, Samuel and 13-year-old Violet.

On the same day the actor was pictured, it was announced Robert Pattinson will take over as Batman in a planned trilogy of movies with director Matt Reeves.

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Affleck, who played Bruce Wayne in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and 2017s Justice League, stepped down from the role in January earlier this year – after being originally down to direct and star in his own film.

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Speaking about his departure in March, Affleck stated how he was never happy with the script they were planning to use.

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