"Because she is someone": "Girls" cast drops powerful sexual assault PSA in wake of Stanford case

Lena Dunham and her "Girls" co-stars hope to represent "solidarity and support" for all survivors

Published June 9, 2016 9:07PM (EDT)

On Thursday, the cast of HBO's "Girls" -- Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet -- released a PSA regarding the recent case of Stanford University rapist Brock Turner, who's currently serving six months on three counts of sexual assault.

Citing Center for Disease Control and Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers, they warned that "1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime" and that "1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused before the age of 18."

The group said it "hope[s] to represent the solidarity and support all survivors should be able to find."

"Which may be the first time that four white women can accurately represent anything," Dunham added.

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By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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