NEW YORK — The stars of ‘Girls’ are outraged about the six-month sentence given to Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman.
HBO’s Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet came together for a PSA where they praise the victim in the Stanford case and discuss the harsh reality of sexual assault.
“This isn’t a secret,” Dunham says before her co-stars continue. “So why is our default reaction, as a society, to disbelieve or to silence or to shame?” the four women say. “What if we chose to turn towards those in need instead of away? To listen. To support. You have a choice to make things better … And while it’s just the four of us here right now, we hope to represent the solidarity and support all survivors should be able to find.”
These stars aren’t the only ones speaking out. Oscar winner Brie Larson took to Twitter to express how incredibly “disappointing” it was that Turner’s sentence was so short.