updated 02/01/2014 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/01/2014 AT 6:00 PM ET
There was a lot of debate earlier this month after Woody Allen was given a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.
While many applauded the honor, some – including his ex, Mia Farrow, and their son, Ronan Farrow – were outraged, claiming it was inappropriate to laud a man who’d been accused of child molestation years ago.
Now the person who was at the center of those allegations – Allen and Farrow’s adopted daughter, Dylan – is speaking out in an open letter published in part in the New York Times.
The charges arose in 1992, when the director was accused of touching the then-7-year-old inappropriately. He claimed that Farrow had come up with the allegations out of anger over his affair with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Farrow Previn (who later became his wife). The claims were investigated, but a Connecticut prosecutor decided not to pursue charges because Dylan was too “fragile” to withstand a trial.
After a fierce custody battle, in 1993 a judge awarded Farrow custody of the children and denied Allen visitation with Dylan.