The ‘Girls’ cast releases powerful video supporting sexual assault survivors 

(Screenshot via Lena Dunham/Twitter)

Emily Zupnik, etalk.ca

The cast of “Girls” has announced that while it’s not always the case, there is one thing they do agree on: they will always back sexual assault victims. 

Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke got together to film a video about sexual assault, posted online Wednesday.

In the video Mamet notes: “According to the CDC one in five women will be sexually assaulted during her lifetime.” 

The girls go on to talk about how sexual assault victims are often doubted. 

They want to change that, they say, “not because she is someone’s daughter or someone’s girlfriend or someone’s sister. But because she is someone.” 

Lena tweeted out the video and dedicated it “to the brave survivor in the Stanford case who has given so much change to the conversation.”  


Lena is referring to the case of 20-year-old former Stanford University student Brock Turner, who was sentenced last week to six months in county jail and three years probation for three counts of sexual assault. The judge said he came to the decision because he “feared anything longer would have a severe impact on Turner.” 

This woman, referred to as Emily Doe, because she chose to keep her identity private, has released the statement she read in court, which details the brutal accounts of her attack and how it has affected her life since. 

Actress Brie Larson has also been vocal about the case, tweeting her support for the victim.