Woody Allen's Son Ronan Farrow Says He 'Understood Abuse of Power' Because of 'Family Background'

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The journalist also shares whether he thinks Hollywood will ever turn its back on the acclaimed filmmaker.

Ronan Farrow is opening up like never before about his father, Woody Allen.

For its latest cover story, The Hollywood Reporter calls the 30-year-old journalist -- whose mother is Mia Farrow -- the "Hollywood Prince Who Torched the Castle" after numerous women came forward accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct in Ronan's October expose in The New Yorker. Ronan credits, in part, his upbringing for sparking a passion inside him to address the abuse of power in the entertainment industry and beyond.

"The family background made me someone who understood the abuse of power from an early age," he says. 

Ronan's sister, Dylan, alleges that Allen sexually abused her when she was seven. The 82-year-old filmmaker has longed denied these claims made by his daughter, while Ronan and his mother have said Dylan is telling the truth.

"Woody Allen, legally, ethically, personally was absolutely a father in our family," Ronan tells the trade publication. "And of course any family affected by sexual abuse will tell you that’s a part of what makes the issue so devastating."

As for the last time he's spoken with his father, Ronan admits, "I don’t actually know the answer to that. We have had contact over the years, but he is not someone that I keep up with regularly."

While he had a huge part in taking down Weinstein, a once powerful movie mogul, Ronan doesn't seem sure if Hollywood will ever turn its back on Allen. 

"It’s not for me to say what Hollywood will or won’t do," he notes. "I will say that in every industry there are still powerful men facing credible allegations of wrongdoing who continue to evade accountability. As empowering a moment as this moment is, there’s still a long way to go."

Here's a look at Ronan's New Yorker piece, where he spoke with multiple women who worked with Weinstein, their allegations ranging from sexual harassment to rape.