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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2014/02/02/dunham-takes-farrow-side

 by Christian Toto 2 Feb 2014, 7:11 AM PDT

Lena Dunham, current media and Hollywood "It Girl," refused to stay silent after reading an open letter from Woody Allen's adopted daughter regarding sexual abuse allegations.

Dylan Farrow rocked the news cycle this weekend when she publicly slammed both Allen for his actions and the Hollywood community which continues to stand by the famed auteur.

Reports of the now-28 year old's charges aren't new, but this is the first time she has publicly addressed them in such a open fashion. The letter moved Dunham, who told her Twitter followers Farrow's letter was "courageous, powerful and generous. Please read."

Will her Hollywood peers follow her lead? Allen is 78, but he continues to make roughly one film a year starring some of the biggest names in the film industry.

The filmmaker's romance with the adopted daughter of his girlfriend, Mia Farrow, during the early 1990s also caused sensational headlines. That affair didn't derail his film career, nor did Allen apologize for his actions.

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Hell no!!  If they haven't turned on muslims for the same thing by this point, they won't turn on Allen.
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Nope, since they can claim it is unproved.

Short of a video tape of the abuse, they'd never turn on him.  Heck, many of them still support admitted pedophile Roman Polanski.
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Did they turn on Polanski, who fled after PLEADING guilty to sexual acts with a minor? So, IMHO, not f*ckin' likely they'll turn on Allen.
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Not a snowballs chance.

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Like I said - I think they're all nuts, which makes it hard to know who is telling the truth.
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Farrow's letter was "courageous, powerful and generous. Please read."

Vindictive and pathetic is more like it.  Whether the accusations are true or not, for the girl to go public at this point says a great deal more about her than about him. 
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Farrow's letter was "courageous, powerful and generous. Please read."

Vindictive and pathetic is more like it.  Whether the accusations are true or not, for the girl to go public at this point says a great deal more about her than about him.

If what she says really happened, then I imagine that every time she sees Woody Allen glorified by Hollywood - it's like a knife in her back to think that he got away with abusing her.   I would think such unrepentent and unpunished abuse would certainly traumatize her for life and prevent her from having any closure and subsequent healing.  It may be cathartic for her to do this now, since he has been nominated for an Oscar.  I can understand why she might bring it out now - and I think to do so shows that she is probably telling the truth - for the pain to still be with her.   
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Since Fatty Arbuckle, has Hollyweird shunned anyone accused of perversion??   :shrug:

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Farrow's letter was "courageous, powerful and generous. Please read."

Vindictive and pathetic is more like it.  Whether the accusations are true or not, for the girl to go public at this point says a great deal more about her than about him.

I disagree, especially in light of the adoration of Woody Allen that was taking place preceding this letter.  Her letter needs to be in the context of that in order to appreciate what she did.

Ever hear of a BBC television star named Jimmie Saville??  Likely the biggest pedophile in modern times and nobody would admit to anything until a year after he was dead.  Ever hear of Penn State and a guy name Jerry Sandusky??  How about a guy named Roman Polanski??  Need I continue??

The facts about Woody Allen remain sketchy, but one thing is clear, he married his stepdaughter whom he adopted when she was 13.  I don't know what else he did or did not do to his children, but circumstantial evidence I do have makes me think he got away with a very great deal because of the statute of limitations.


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The facts about Woody Allen remain sketchy, but one thing is clear, he married his stepdaughter whom he adopted when she was 13. 
I don't believe that's true. His current wife was not his stepdaughter, adopted or otherwise. She was his girlfriend's daughter (I would add "adopted," but I'm tired of this qualifier). Not saying this in an approving way, mind you, but just trying to be accurate.
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If what she says really happened, then I imagine that every time she sees Woody Allen glorified by Hollywood - it's like a knife in her back to think that he got away with abusing her.   I would think such unrepentent and unpunished abuse would certainly traumatize her for life and prevent her from having any closure and subsequent healing.  It may be cathartic for her to do this now, since he has been nominated for an Oscar.  I can understand why she might bring it out now - and I think to do so shows that she is probably telling the truth - for the pain to still be with her.

I agree...  l this is something that does stay with you for life. 

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I agree...  l this is something that does stay with you for life.

The whole thing reminds me of another personality Hollyweird worshiped - Michael Jackson. :pondering:
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