Dylan Farrow on her Woody Allen sex abuse allegations: "Why shouldn't I want to bring him down?"

In her first television interview, Dylan Farrow opens up to "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King about her allegations that she was sexually abused by her father, Woody Allen, and discusses Hollywood's Time's Up movement.

"I am credible and I am telling the truth and I think it's important that people realize that one victim, one accuser, matters. And that they are enough to change things," Farrow tells King during a wide-ranging interview conducted Monday at her home in Bridgewater, Connecticut.

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Dylan Farrow shares her story with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King

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In 1992, Farrow, the adopted daughter of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, accused Allen of sexually assaulting her when she was 7 years old. Allen has repeatedly denied those allegations. However, Farrow's allegations have now resurfaced in the light of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements in Hollywood to expose sexual abuse in the workplace.

"Someone said this to me, 'She wants to bring Woody Allen down. She's caught up in the #MeToo, Time's Up movement and this is really what she's trying to do is bring him down,'" King said.

"Why shouldn't I want to bring him down? Why shouldn't I be angry? Why shouldn't I be hurt? Why shouldn't I feel some sort of -- outrage that after all these years being ignored and disbelieved and tossed aside?"

"And after all these years why should people believe you now?" King asked.

"I suppose that's on them, but all I can do is speak my truth and hope that someone will believe me instead of just hearing," Farrow said.



Tune in Wednesday, Jan. 17 for another preview of the interview on "CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor." The full report will air Thursday, Jan. 18 on "CBS This Morning," from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT on CBS.