Amber Tamblyn claims a “Hasidic man” almost ran her over in Brooklyn on Sunday while she was pushing her baby in a stroller — and now people are blasting her on Twitter after she chastised men within the Jewish faith and accused them of targeting women.
“This is not the first time a man from the Hasidic community in NYC has attempted to harm me or other women I know,” the actress tweeted.
“Any woman riding a bike through South Williamsburg can attest,” she said. “I hope this guy is caught.”
The alleged incident happened sometime before 2:30 p.m. in the shadow of the Barclays Center.
“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 car’s bumper, please DM me,” Tamblyn said. “That woman was me.”
It’s unclear if the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” star called police to report the driver or what happened on Sunday. Authorities don’t have any information on the incident.
“Very shaken but yes, we’re okay,” Tamblyn said.
Hours after the close call, the actress went back on Twitter and proceeded to make her claim about men in the Hasidic community. Several people called her out on Sunday night, with some saying her assumptions were “racist.”
“This isn’t the time to attack Orthodox Jews,” one person tweeted. “Let’s find these specific men and deal with it that way.”
Another said, “I don’t understand your tweets. For someone who is so politically woke, I don’t understand your generalizations of the Hasidic Jewish community. It sounds racist.”
The posts got numerous likes and prompted others to speak out.
“The Hasidic community is after @ambertamblyn? This doesn’t add up,” tweeted user @KatyGreen1234. “Still no mention if the police are investigating. I believe the incident occurred, but to say your a specific target?”
Another user said, “I don’t understand the descriptive either. Aren’t these specific men and not an entire Orthodox community of faith? I don’t get the hypocrisy.”