Allen suggested at the time that Farrow had changed her story because she was coached by her mother, who months earlier had discovered that Allen had been having an affair with her adopted daughter, Soon-yi Previn. When King brought up the claim, Farrow wondered why what Allen says is "more believable."
"What I don't understand is how is this crazy story of me being brainwashed and coached more believable than what I'm saying about being sexually assaulted by my father," she said. When King suggested that Farrow's mother's anger could have led her to try to turn her daughter against her father, Farrow said, "Except every step of the way, my mother has only encouraged me to tell the truth. She's never coached me."
Farrow also began crying when King played a clip of Allen denying the allegations during a 1992 60 Minutes interview.
"He's lying and he's been lying for so long. And it's difficult for me to see him and hear his voice," Farrow said.
Farrow first alleged in 1992 that Allen sexually assaulted her when she was seven years old and she resurfaced her claim in a 2014 column in The New York Times and an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times last December, linking Allen in the latter to the #MeToo movement.
Indeed the wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations against powerful men in Hollywood over the past few months has brought a renewed focus to Farrow's claims and a number of actresses, including Natalie Portman, have expressed their support for Farrow. Meanwhile, actors who have worked with Allen — such as Greta Gerwig, Rachel Brosnahan, Rebecca Hall and Timothee Chalamet — have distanced themselves from the filmmaker in recent weeks.
Allen was never charged with a crime and the New York state child welfare investigators and a report by the Yale New Haven hospital found that the abuse didn't happen. But the Connecticut state prosecutor on the case, Frank Maco, questioned the Yale report's credibility, saying there was probable cause to charge Allen but that Farrow was too fragile to face a celebrity trial.
But now, looking back, Farrow says she would've rather had charges filed and gone to trial.
"I was already traumatized," she said. "Here's the thing. I mean, outside of a court of law, we do know what happened in the attic on that day. I just told you."
Maco told CBS News that he believes Farrow was not coached or manipulated by her mother. Allen, in a lengthy statement to CBS News, again denied Farrow's claim.
"Even though the Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time's Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation, that doesn't make it any more true today than it was in the past," Allen said in part. "I never molested my daughter – as all investigations concluded a quarter of a century ago."
This article originally appeared on THR.com.