Dylan Farrow, just like women all over the world, is done being silent. Farrow has spoken out in many instances about her experiences of assault at the hands of her adoptive father Woody Allen. And now, thank goodness, she's bolstered by the supportive voices of the #MeToo and Time's Up movement. One recent way she used her voice for good was to call out and slyly drag Justin Timberlake on Twitter when he asked a random question. Farrow's response to him is Italian-chef-kissing-her-fingers good.
First, some background.
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Dylan Farrow, pictured here with her adoptive mother, Mia Farrow, has long maintained that Woody Allen sexually assaulted her in the attic of their home when she was seven years old. Though Allen has always denied the claims, the story has haunted him throughout his career.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Farrow once again amplified her story in an essay in the LA Times: “Why has the #MeToo revolution spared Woody Allen?”
Justin Timberlake, pictured here at the Golden Globes with a Time's Up pin on his lapel, is a pop superstar who happens to appear in Woody Allen's latest film, Wonder Wheel.
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Timberlake has a spotty record — he does a lot of saying he supports women while being complicit in their mistreatment. (Remember the nip slip we all refer to as Janet Jackson’s? Yeah well, Justin Timberlake was more than a little bit responsible for the debacle, yet he remained silent while his career was spared and Jackson’s suffered mightily.)
On Tuesday, Timberlake took to Twitter to innocently contemplate an idiom with which we're all familiar:
Maybe he was trying to be funny or something.
I honestly can’t tell.
He followed it up with this:
So I think it was a joke? Still, it’s unclear.
Timberlake definitely thought he was just going to ask Twitter a lighthearted question and get a few chuckles.
But Dylan Farrow wasn't going to let that happen. She answered his question thoroughly, if not also with the most intense subtext I've ever witnessed:
In other words, Justin Timberlake cannot wear the Time’s Up pin and purport to be a supporter of women while staying silent about Woody Allen and continuing to reap the benefits of working with him.
The Internet kind of exploded at Farrow’s kickass response…