Allen v Farrow: Child Sexual Abuse is the Final Frontier

Joan Meier[1] and Danielle Pollack[2]

The Allen v Farrow docuseries currently on HBO brings into focus the unsettling — but all too prevalent — problem of child sex abuse within families. While the film’s narrative about the Allen/Farrow family is powerful and convincing, it is critical that viewers understand that its story is far from unique.

In his 2018 interview with Elle Ronan Farrow stated: “[My mother’s] absolutely one of the many women who were the subject of an old-fashioned smearing and blacklisting campaign. None of it would hold up…

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