Lena Dunham, current media and Hollywood “It Girl,” refused to stay silent after reading an open letter from Woody Allen’s adopted daughter regarding sexual abuse allegations.
Dylan Farrow rocked the news cycle this weekend when she publicly slammed both Allen for his actions and the Hollywood community which continues to stand by the famed auteur.
Reports of the now-28 year old’s charges aren’t new, but this is the first time she has publicly addressed them in such a open fashion. The letter moved Dunham, who told her Twitter followers Farrow’s letter was “courageous, powerful and generous. Please read.”
Will her Hollywood peers follow her lead? Allen is 78, but he continues to make roughly one film a year starring some of the biggest names in the film industry.
The filmmaker’s romance with the adopted daughter of his girlfriend, Mia Farrow, during the early 1990s also caused sensational headlines. That affair didn’t derail his film career, nor did Allen apologize for his actions.