Actress Amber Tamblyn faces backlash after tweet about Hasidic men

Actress Amber Tamblyn faces backlash after tweet about Hasidic men

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Actress Amber Tamblyn is facing backlash after claims she was nearly struck by a "Hasidic man" driving a van while pushing her child in a stroller across a Brooklyn street. 

Tamblyn says the incident happened Sunday on Washington and Atlantic avenues in front of the Barclays Center around 11:30 a.m. 

The actress took to Twitter shortly after the incident writing, "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. That woman was me."

Many were quick to jump in and defend Tamblyn. 

Others were not so sympathetic toward her second tweet the following day.

“Any woman riding a bike through South Williamsburg can attest,” she wrote. “I hope this guy is caught.”

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