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Hollywood’s Pedophilia Priorities: Catholic Priests, not Woody Allen

February 2nd, 2014 - 8:13 am

The New York Times runs this damning and powerful piece by Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow. In it, she describes molestation by Woody Allen:

He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies. I remember staring at that toy train, focusing on it as it traveled in its circle around the attic. To this day, I find it difficult to look at toy trains. . . . I didn’t like it when I had to get in bed with him under the sheets when he was in his underwear. I didn’t like it when he would place his head in my naked lap and breathe in and breathe out. I would hide under beds or lock myself in the bathroom to avoid these encounters, but he always found me. These things happened so often, so routinely, so skillfully hidden from a mother that would have protected me had she known, that I thought it was normal.

Farrow’s powerful prose takes on elite Hollywood’s cone of silence around Woody Allen:

What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?  Woody Allen is a living testament to the way our society fails the survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

Yes, what about you, Diane Keaton?  Farrow singles you out as someone who should have done more, starting with saying something, anything.

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Farrow’s indictment of Woody Allen isn’t the only example of pedophilia lurking around the entertainment industry. There’s Elmo at PBS. There’s convicted pedophile Roman Polanski snagging an Oscar in 2002. Even across the pond, the BBC has sheltered a nest of pedophiles for decades.

But Blanchett, Baldwin, Keaton, and all of Hollywood had other priorities for the last 20 years.  If you listen to Hollywood, the only place where a problem with pedophilia exists is in the Catholic Church.

Movie after movie, documentary after documentary was pumped out of Hollywood about the priest pedophilia scandal, a problem that has since been openly recognized and aggressively combatted.

Hollywood even seems to have a problem with step one: recognition.

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Leaving this nice bit about skipping the trial and going straight to the execution based solely on an accusation, there is nice bit of absurdity in naming both Woody Allen and Roman Polanski as fonts of evil and quoting that tweet from Mia Farrow.

http://www.hollywood.com/news/brief/2442419/mia-farrow-to-appear-at-roman-polanski-s-sex-trial
"A source tells Britain's Sunday Times newspaper, "Mia regards Roman as a close friend and she says she will do all she can to help him.""

Well then.
At least we know Mia's answer to what if it had been someone else's child.
46 weeks ago
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And what about Corey Feldman and Corey Haim?
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One of the Coreys (can't remember if it was Hart or Feldman) similarly told of being abused as a child actor in Hollywood. I think it's safer to let your son play football than be an actor in Hollywood.
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Anything coming from Mia Farrow, or any of the children that she's had a decade to dump her bitterness on and coach testimony from, should be taken with a grain of salt. I can't stand Woody Allen, or his body of work, but flinging unsubstantiated and discredited allegations of sexual abuse needs to be smacked down with the full force of law

https://www.nationalparentsorganization.org/blog/21577-woody-allen-responds-to-child-sexual-abuse-claims
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Bernie Goldberg pointed out that the Church's issue at the time wasn't precisely pedophilia (although the victims were underage), but it was framed that way to satisfy the homosexual lobby.

Regarding Allen, there is another article here pointing out how difficult it is to know the truth.
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Allison Angrim (Nellie Oleson on LHOTP) has written a book about this as well. Many former child actors have come out about the pedophilia in Hollywood.

Hollywood goes after the church not because of pedophilia but because the church stands in opposition to it's degenerate agenda...pedophilia is just the excuse and really is low hanging fruit since no one on this planet is free from sin. It's an Alinsky tactic meant to make others look in a different direction. We have a president who has perfected it.
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Greetings:

Another bit of the almost relentless focus on the Catholic Church's pedophilia problem that never seems to garner examination is it's homosex aspect.
45 weeks ago
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What is amazing is that the New York Times ran the letter from poor Ms Farrow. Woody (how appropriate of name considering his focus on his) is a fellow traveler of the left and I'm quite pleasantly surprised NYT would put the spotlight on an ally who is a major pervert. Hollywood has a rich history of ignoring the behavior of the pedophiles and even encourage it with their "art" sexualizing youth.
45 weeks ago
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Besides Woody Allen and Roman Polanski, there is Rob Lowe and apparently Michael Jackson. Must be many others as well.
45 weeks ago
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I hope you'll excuse me when I say that Dylan Farrow has an axe to grind and a mother who has had 20 years to turn the wheel. That doesn't mean Woody Allen is innocent, I just question her credibility.
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Yes, she has an axe to grind, she was finger raped by a father figure. This same man went on to marry and impregnate another woman whom he was a father figure to. Are you bloody insane?
45 weeks ago
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No, I'm rational. You apparently aren't.
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It's understandable in a way. The Catholic Church claims to be the Lord's representatives on Earth. It claims to teach people the right way to live. Its priests are responsible for this, and are supposed to be examples for the rest of us to follow.

I don't think Woody Allen or Roman Polanski ever claimed to be anything other than movie makers. Yeah, OK, they're liberals and so they act like they hold permanent title to the moral high ground. But that's not quite the same as being God's anointed.

Put it this way: Your average priest has a lot farther to fall than your average Hollywood cockroach.

Fortunately, this is not the kind of thing I get worked up about.
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P.S. - by "not the kind of thing I get worked up about," I don't mean pedophilia. I despise a pedophile, whether he's a priest or an actor.

I mean the "Hollywood hypocrisy" thing. Pointing the finger at others, failing to practice what you preach - that's just people for you. Humanity 101. No surprise, no outrage. I just shake my head...
45 weeks ago
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I'm not surprised either, but I am still outraged. You should be too.
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I don't know what the truth is, but from Allen's track record of a preference for underage girls ("Manhattan"), the peripheral evidence indicts him. Even a whiff of pedophilia in any other town, society, club, whatever would make him an outcast. But not in the entertainment world.
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One insignificant detail is always kept out of the criticism of pedophilia in the Catholic priesthood - homosexuality.

During the VietNam war, the escape route of choice for most draft dodgers was Canada, but for gays, it was the seminary. What better place than one where men don't have sex with women as a matter of doctrine, and also puts them in power positions in close contact with little boys as altar boys, students, and in organized team sports?

If pedophilia is a non-gender specific pathology, where are all the reports and lawsuits from little girls who have been abused by priests? Answer: there are none. NAMBLA had a field day in the priesthood.

There have been warnings issued by those in the Catholic hierarchy for decades about how the homosexual culture was becoming prominent in the priesthood, but since there were not enough heterosexuals applying to seminary to fill the need for new priests, the church looked the other way until it was too late, then tried to cover it up.
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You are misinformed. There are not none, and it is offensive to say so, though I'm not sure you intended the offense. There are an "ordinary" number of molested female child (and male child) victims from that group of offenders. The male adolescent victim numbers are unusually high, and they also garner a great deal more attention. There was a culture of predation of adolescent male victims.

Also, what would we do without Christian Adams?

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Pedophilia is not an exclusive homosexual activity. What are you? A complete nitwit? Allen and Polanski assaulted young women. I would think, just based on percentages, more young women and girls are assaulted by older men than young boys by priests or other male figures especially within families. Really, gender has nothing to do with it. None of it is acceptable. What part of this story is confusing to you?
45 weeks ago
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Homosexual porn is heavy on "twink" porn where the age of the subject is clearly supposed to be sub-18. Between twink porn and stuff like NAMBLA, its clear to me that their sexual deviation doesnt end as men-who-love-men.
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Actually there are priests who've gone after girls and been caught out after years of doing it. They may be in the minority but they are definitely there.

This issue is something of a false comparison because in the case of the Catholic church there is evidence of an institutional framework that makes a good hiding place. Opposing that are these anecdotal stories that have no comparable institutional connection. They are simply sick people doing what they can when they can.

If the issue is solely one of Hollywood's reaction, it is easier to react to documented institutional patterns than to individual stories where in some cases no guilt or proof has been presented.

Possibly the best overall case is that if Hollywood wanted to institutionalize depravity overall, they have certainly done so. But did that occur in a cultural vacuum, or was America tired of not showing navels, not using the word "pregnant" on TV, and Lucy and Ricky not sleeping in the same bed? It's difficult to blame America for an insulated Catholic priesthood and a little more into the weeds when Hollywood has had such widespread support these last 50 years.

It's going to be tough closing the barn door when readers have made the author of 50 Shades of Gray a multi-millionaire and the books the Game of Thrones series is based on include the molestation and rape of a 13 or 14 year old girl on her wedding night while a third party (her new husband) watches and gives orders. Not exactly Ozzie and Harriet.
45 weeks ago
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That was the 60's. People have been taught by their religious masters in the schools, the press, and Hollywood a new sense of right and wrong - one that fits in well with the id.
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Thanks for reminding me why I don't watch Game of Thrones...when we hold up the mirror we don't always like what we see.
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