Lena Dunham Slams Woody Allen & People Who Read Into His Work

Posted Tuesday March 18, 2014 12:15 PM GMT

Always quick with her unvarnished opinion, Lena Dunham weighed in on Dylan Farrow’s allegations that Woody Allen molested her as a child.

The “Girls” starlet, who recently received lackluster reviews after hosting ‘Saturday Night Live,’ spoke out on the matter on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast.

Dunham declared, "In the latest Woody Allen debate I'm decidedly pro-Dylan Farrow and decidedly disgusted with Woody Allen's behavior, but for me, when people go through his work and comb through it for references to child molestation, that's not the f---ing point.”

"I'm not gonna indict the work. 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. 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."

Lena kept going- "I mean for me, I haven't wanted to watch his movies for a long time, partially because of who I think he is and partially because I think they got really bad. I agree that looking at art and trying to basically decide who we can and can't support, it's dangerous."


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