Dylan Farrow opens up about her recent letter, published in the New York Times, which details a very disturbing time in her youth involving adoptive father, Woody Allen.

The now 28 year-old recalled an incident where the film maker sexually abused her when she was just seven years-old.

"When I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house," she wrote.

Adding, "He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother's electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me."

Dylan, who has caused a media storm since penning the candid essay, spoke to People magazine about the bravery it took to publically share this horrifying ordeal.

"It took all of my strength and all of my emotional fortitude to do what I did this week in the hope that it would put the truth out there," she said.

"That is my only ammunition. I don't have money or publicists or limos or fancy apartments in Manhattan. All I have is the truth and that is all I put out there."

Adding, "People are saying that I am not actually remembering what I remember. People are saying that my 'evil mother' brainwashed me because they refuse to believe that my sick, evil father would ever molest me, because we live in this society where victim blaming and inexcusable behavior - this taboo against shaming the famous at the expense of their victims - is accepted and excused."

Allen has strongly denied these allegations for more than 20 years, and an investigation was conducted in 1992 but no evidence was found to support claims of Allen molesting his children.

While Dylan admits she knew a backlash would occur on releasing the letter, but didn't realize it would be of this scale.

"I knew there were people saying I was a liar and that this was part of some smear campaign, some bitter vendetta of my mother's," she says, adding, "I didn't realize that it was going to be a betrayal of this magnitude."

Mia Farrow
Many believe Mia Farrow made her daughter write about these sexual abuse allegations