Drew Barrymore: recent publications

I Know What Gaslighting Is and This Is Not It

This week Drew Barrymore made headlines for her candid interview with Dylan Farrow, adopted daughter of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow whose alleged sexual abuse by Allen is recounted in the new HBO documentary “Allen vs Farrow.” Barrymore drew heat for commenting to Farrow that she, like most of Hollywood, was “gaslit” by Allen, as an excuse for having agreed to star in his 1996 movie “Everyone Says I Love You.”

Barrymore’s misuse of the word “gaslit” was unfortunate in what I perceived to be an otherwise honest acknowledgement of feeling some shame at having been sucked into the stratosphere of the career making opportunity to work with Woody Allen in spite of the allegations against him by Dylan Farrow. What she experienced wasn’t

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