But she stopped short of indicting his work as a director.
“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,” she said in a new interview on “WTF Podcast,” an Internet radio show.
“But for me the point is not to go through his one-act plays looking for references to child molestation. Because I’m not comfortable living in a world where art is part of how we convict people of crimes,” she added.
Lena Dunham Speaks Out on Woody Allen
Dunham, 27, blasted Allen’s critics who have been sifting through his prolific body of work looking for telltale signs that suggest he is a child molester.
“For me, when people go through his work and comb through it for references to child molestation, that’s not the f*cking point,” said Dunham.
“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,” she explained.
“But going through it and saying, ‘Look, he’s told us in 57 ways that he rapes kids’ — that’s not the thing,” she added.
“I’m not gonna indict the work.”
Her reaction is a stark contrast to comments by Scarlett Johansson, who called Farrow “irresponsible” for mentioning actors who have worked with Allen in a New York Times column recounting her alleged molestation at the age of seven.
Johansson also said the allegations were “guesswork.”
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