Most of Hollywood has remained silent in the days after Dylan Farrow penned an open letter in the New York Times detailing allegations of sexual abuse she says she suffered as a child at the hands of her adoptive father, Woody Allen, but Lena Dunham isn't keeping quiet.
The 27-year-old "Girls" star took to Twitter on Feb. 1, calling Farrow "courageous" and stood up for women who have been sexually abused.
"To share in this way is courageous, powerful and generous. Please read," Dunham tweeted with a link to Farrow's open letter. Dunham later tweeted, "Grateful my timeline is full of so much love and respect for Dylan."
In the days since Farrow wrote the letter, Allen's rep released a statement that the director had read Farrow's article and found it "untrue and disgraceful," while Allen's lawyer also denied the allegations, telling "Today" that Farrow has no case and "the idea that she was molested was implanted in her by her mother."
Following Allen's statement of denial, Dunham returned to Twitter on Feb. 3 and opened up a discussion about sex abuse victims. In a series of tweets, she wrote:
"In wake of Dylan's letter I've noticed a lot of guys obsessed with the idea of being falsely accused ... as if you would just be walking down the street one day, get accused of assault or sexual misconduct, and suddenly life would derail ... Though there have, of course, been plenty of terrible and unjust cases in the past, remember ..."
Most victims NEVER speak up. Most never feel they can. These are not stories we tell for fun, attention or revenge.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) February 4, 2014
So far, Dunham is the most high-profile celebrity to appear more sympathetic to Farrow than to her famous father. Cate Blanchett, who was one of the actors named in the letter for their decision to work with Allen, told The Guardian, "It's obviously been a long and painful situation for the family, and I hope they find some resolution and peace." Meanwhile, Alec Baldwin, who has worked with Allen on "To Rome With Love," and "Blue Jasmine," lashed out at fans who said he owes Farrow an apology.
"What the f&@% is wrong w u that u think we all need to b commenting on this family's personal struggle?" Baldwin wrote before later deleting the tweet.
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