The celebrity, who entered the talk show arena in 2020, revealed on"The Drew Barrymore Show" on Monday that she had been"gaslit" into working together with the Oscar winner, currently 85.
She left the revelation to her guest Dylan Farrow, adoptive daughter of the disgraced manager.
"I worked with Woody Allen. I have done a movie with him in 1996 known as'Everyone Says I Love You' and there was no higher career calling card compared to use Woody Allen," Barrymore remembered to Dylan, 35.
"I then had children, and it changed me because I realized that I was among those people who was essentially gaslit into not looking at a narrative beyond what I was being told. And I see what is happening in the industry now and that is because of you creating that courageous choice. So thank you for this," she explained.
Barrymore was speaking to Dylan's allegations which Allen molested her child. The allegations and household divide were explored in the HBO documentary series"Allen v. Farrow," released earlier this year. Dylan's mother, Mia Farrow, 76, along with her brother Ronan Farrow, 33, also engaged in the set.
Allen has denied the allegations for nearly 30 decades and Mia declined to press charges at the time.
"I'm trying to not cry right now," Dylan responded to Barrymore. "It's so significant as it's so easy for me to say'Of course you should not work with him. He is a jerk. He is a monster' I simply find it exceptionally brave and incredibly generous that you'd say to me that my story and that I went through was significant enough to reconsider that."
Dylan pointed out that her family was contacted by manufacturers to take part in the series. She said she had been surprised to learn that some of her sisters signed on to engage openly because"we wouldn't talk about it with each other."
"In terms of like family meetings, maybe not actually," she explained of this process. "There was communication. The documentary has led to better communication between us as a result."
She also confirmed she did not watch the show with her mom but it wasn't possible because of being in"separate quarantine pods" amid the continuing pandemic.
"I kind of heard everything out of her after the fact," she explained. "It was a really strange pathway which we navigated separately and collectively. It certainly changed a lot about how my mother relate to one another and interact with each other. There's just a very renewed degree of admiration from girl to woman."
In the very first episode, Dylan doesn't go into detail about the abuse she alleges she endured under her adoptive father when she was a child. However, she does reiterate claims she previously made at a 2014 open letter released by the New York Times. According to Yahoo Entertainment, she claims Allen would pursue her when he was in their flat, supposedly coaxing her to inappropriate scenarios.
"I've got memories of getting into bed . He had been in his underwear, and I am in my panties, cuddling," she states. "I remember his breath . He would simply wrap his body around me, very intimately."
After adopting Dylan, Mia and Allen conceived Ronan. Shortly after that's when Dylan claims the abuse started. Mia alleges she also noticed a change in Allen's approach to the children at that moment.
"All these documentarians had no interest from the truth. Rather, they spent decades surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to gather a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods," the statement reads. "Woody and Soon-Yi were approached less than two months ago and given just a matter of days to respond.' Obviously, they declined to do so."
Numerous agencies investigated them in the time and found that, whatever Dylan Farrow may have been led to believe, absolutely no abuse had ever taken place. It's sadly unsurprising the network to air this is HBO -- that has a standing manufacturing deal and business connection with Ronan Farrow. While this shoddy hit bit may obtain attention, it does not change the facts."
After the premiere of the very first episode, Ronan encouraged his sister by sharing a photo of the both of them collectively on Instagram with the caption,"Proud of my sister"
Allen would eventually go on to marry Soon-Yi, imagining in his 2020 publication"Apropos of Nothing" he understands why the connection angered his ex but asserts he has no regrets about his connection to the woman who is 35 years his junior.