Actress Amber Tamblyn Goes to War Against Hasidic Men

Posted By on March 9, 2018

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Actress, author, poet, and film director Amber Tamblyn (The Ring, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Blackout) on Sunday launched a brief Twitter campaign against Williamsburg Hasidic Jews.

If anyone in Brooklyn near the intersection of Washington Ave and Atlantic Ave just saw a Hasidic man in a grey van try to hit a woman and her baby in a stroller as she crossed a crosswalk, honking and touching the stroller with the cars bumper, please DM me. That woman was me, Tamblyns first tweet went. The incident she described supposedly took place around 2 PM Sunday.

It was followed some five hours later by this message:

Thank you everyone for your kind words of support today. We are fine. But this is not the first time a man from the Hasidic community in NYC has attempted to harm me or other women I know. Any woman riding a bike through South Williamsburg can attest. I hope this guy is caught.

We stayed with the story for a while, because, frankly, the notion of Hasidic Jews hunting for young women to harm did not strike us as being real.

Several in the Twitter community expressed similar doubts, and some accused Tamblyn a racist, like one user who argued, I dont understand your tweets. For someone who is so politically woke, I dont understand your generalizations of the Hasidic Jewish community. It sounds racist.

This isnt the time to attack Orthodox Jews, lets find these specific men and deal with it that way, one user suggested, apparently accepting the actress claim that she had been attacked, but doubting that theres a Hasidic conspiracy against good-looking young women walking the streets of Williamsburg.

A third user said, The Hasidic community is after @ambertamblyn? This doesnt add up. Still no mention if the police are investigating. I believe the incident occurred, but to say youre a specific target?

And: I dont understand the descriptive either. Arent these specific men and not an entire Orthodox community of faith? I dont get the hypocrisy.

Amber Tamblyn is married to comedian David Cross.

In the past, the actress tweeted that actor James Woods tried to seduce her and her friend when they were sixteen, and took them both to Las Vegas. Woods has no personal ties to Hasidic Jews, we looked.

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