Posted: 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014
While some Hollywood actors are keeping mum about the Woody Allen sex scandal, Lena Dunham isn’t holding back.
The story exploded after Woody’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, wrote an open letter to The New YorkTimes renewing allegations that the famous director had sexually abused her as a child.
The outspoken feminist star took to her Twitter on Monday to defend Dylan.
“In wake of Dylan’s letter I’ve noticed a lot of guys obsessed with the idea of being falsely accused…” Dunham writes. “As if you would just be walking down the street one day, get accused of assault or sexual misconduct, and suddenly life would derail.”
The Girls star acknowledged that “there have, of course, been plenty of terrible and unjust cases in the past,” but also reminded her followers to remember that “most victims NEVER speak up. Most never feel they can. These are not stories we tell for fun, attention or revenge.”
A rep for Woody Allen told RumorFix in a statement last week, “Mr. Allen has read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful. He will be responding very soon. At the time, a thorough investigation was conducted by court appointed independent experts. The experts concluded there was no credible evidence of molestation; that Dylan Farrow had an inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality; and that Dylan Farrow had likely been coached by her mother Mia Farrow. No charges were ever filed.”