In Wake of Stanford Sentencing, the Cast of 'Girls' Delivers a Powerful Message About Sexual Assault

Actresses Urge Viewers to 'Listen, Support and Take Action'

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"Girls" creator and actress Lena Dunham and her co-stars Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet, have spoken out in support of the woman involved in the Stanford rape case and other sexual assault survivors in a new video released through media company "Now This."

"I dedicate this to the brave survivor in the Stanford case who has given so much to change the conversation," she wrote when she introduced the video on Twitter.

In the video, the "Girls" cast urges all to "listen, support and take action" when it comes to sexual abuse, citing the disturbing statistics of sexual assault, like that it will happen to one in four girls before the age of 18.

In March, former Stanford swimmer and student Brock Turner was found guilty of raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster, and last week, a judge commuted his six-year sentence to six months. The story has captured headlines, as the survivor involved published a letter she read to Turner in court detailing her experience, while Turner's father Dan wrote a own plea for the judge's leniency toward his son

That then inspired another letter that went viral, from another father with a different point of view.

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