The cast of 'Girls' did a PSA on why we need to believe and support sexual assault survivors

Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet speak out in support of sexual assault survivors.

Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet speak out in support of sexual assault survivors. Photo: Now This Facebook

The cast of Girls - Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke - have spoken out on why we need to believe and support victims of sexual assault, in a PSA video that they've dedicated to the "brave survivor" of the Stanford rape case.

Citing stats that reveal that 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime and in 80 per cent of cases by somebody they already know, Dunham and co slam society's default reaction to disbelieve, silence, or shame victims.

"Support. Listen. Take action," Williams says in the PSA for Now This News and The Rape Foundation

"Not because she is someone's daughter. Or someone's girlfriend. Or someone's sister. But because she is someone."

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In a tweet overnight, Dunham dedicated the clip to "the brave survivor in the Stanford case who has given so much to change the conversation." 

Standing hand in hand, the Girls stars end the clip saying they hope 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 deadpans.