After Farrow, Allen’s adopted daughter, released an open later in the New York Times over the weekend reasserting the allegations that her father molested her when she was 7, the “Girls” creator took to Twitter on Monday (Feb. 3) to voice share her thoughts.
“In wake of Dylan’s letter I’ve noticed a lot of guys obsessed with the idea of being falsely accused,” she 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.”
Dunham recognizes that “there have, of course, been plenty of terrible and unjust cases in the past,” but urges people to remember that “most victims NEVER speak up.”
“Most never feel they can,” she continues. “These are not stories we tell for fun, attention or revenge.”
Following the publication of Farrow’s open letter, Allen has dismissed the resurrected allegations as “untrue and disgraceful.”