Lena Dunham Is “Disgusted” By Woody Allen
The Girls star is speaking out against Woody Allen, the filmmaker and fellow New Yorker who has been making headlines after his adopted daughter publicly accused him of child molestation. During comedian Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, the 27-year-old actress and screenwriter blasted the famed director for his now-famous New York Times response to the allegations.
“In the latest Woody Allen debate I’m decidedly pro-Dylan Farrow and decidedly disgusted with Woody Allen’s behavior,” Dunham said on the Monday, March 17 podcast, adding that she’s now “nauseated” by Allen.
Despite her strong opinions on the four-time Oscar winner, Dunham noted that she’s not going to “indict the work” Allen has done over the years.
“When people go through his work and comb through it for references to child molestation, that’s not the f**king point,” she explained. “I think that you can decide that you don’t want to support the work of somebody who has molested a child. That’s a completely appropriate choice. But going through it and saying, ‘Look, he’s told us in 57 ways that he rapes kids.’ That’s not the thing. The thing is to look at the actual evidence that exists in the world, which I think strongly suggests that Woody Allen is in the wrong.”
“People who really believe Woody Allen is guilty have not felt comfortable saying that because they’re so afraid to lose their connection to his work,” she said. “And the thing is, I feel like people need to understand that you can hold two positions in your mind. You can know that someone’s made work that’s meaningful to you and also know that they have most likely molested their daughter.”
Allen’s molestation allegations were made very public during the Golden Globes when Ronan Farrow, Dylan’s brother and Allen’s adopted son, tweeted his disgust at the 78-year-old receiving the Cecil B. Demille Lifetime Achievement Award. He wrote, “Missed the Woody Allen tribute — did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?”