I really appreciate you taking the time to comment at length on the article. I agree that some additional links, including one to Moses Farrow’s essay, are called for. I was negligent in leaving them out.
I did avail myself of the WAML site. It’s a tremendous resource.
But, as I hoped I made clear in the article, I wasn’t trying to address Allen’s guilt or innocence. That’s way beyond my ability or desire. To offer one example: you cite the Yale report, which came down solidly on Allen’s side. True. But Farrow & co. respond that they never spoke to Dylan, burned their notes & were not found especially credible by the judge.
My point here isn’t to reopen debate over who did what, but just to point out that if there’s an unanswerable point of information that exonerates Allen, which has not been refuted by Farrow, I haven’t seen it.
Same for Moses’s essay (which I will link to). By itself it’s a stunning refutation of Dylan’s charges. But she & her allies have already pointed out that Moses initially sided with Mia & Dylan, that he’s been estranged from their side of the family for a while now, & that a majority of his siblings continue to side with Dylan.
I think it’s important to maintain focus on Dylan’s tactic of aligning herself with #metoo, & using that, along with her brother, Ronan’s, influence as a cudgel to intimidate Allen’s diminishing pool of supporters. Are they dropping him for moral reasons, or to avoid damage to their careers?
Were I 100% confident that her charges were true, I’d still be troubled by her actions here.