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Lena Dunham Lied About Rape, Again

Posted on | December 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Lena Dunham Lied About Rape, Again


A year ago, at the height of the #MeToo revelations, a young actress named Aurora Perrineau filed a police report accusing Murray Miller, writer and executive producer of HBO’s Girls, of raping her in 2012, when she was 17 years old and he was 35. Girls creator and star Lena Dunham defended Miller, claiming she had “insider knowledge of Murray’s situation” and was confident that he had been falsely accused.

Now, Dunham says she “made a terrible mistake”:

I didn’t have the “insider information” I claimed but rather blind faith in a story that kept slipping and changing and revealed itself to mean nothing at all.

She then goes on to address Miller’s alleged victim directly:

To Aurora: You have been on my mind and in my heart every day this year. I love you. I will always love you. I will always work to right that wrong. In that way, you have made me a better woman and a better feminist. You shouldn’t have been given that job in addition to your other burdens, but here we are, and here I am asking: How do we move forward? Not just you and I but all of us, living in the gray space between admission and vindication.

Publishing this mea culpa in the Hollywood Reporter might not be the most tasteless thing Lena Dunham has ever done — she’s habitually tasteless — but it’s perhaps the most insulting.

Lena Dunham lied. She lied to protect a man accused of raping a teenager. But rather than admitting she’s a liar, she claims this was a “mistake” based on her “blind faith” in Miller. Let’s take a walk down Memory Lane, shall we?

The most important thing to understand about Lena Dunham is her dishonesty. She wrote a book in which she falsely claimed to have been sexually assaulted by a Republican when she was in college. She refused for months to admit her fabrication, nor did she apologize to the innocent person harmed by her deliberate (and politically motivated) defamation.
Lena Dunham lies routinely and habitually. Slander is her raison d’etre and deceit is her modus operandi. No honest person would willingly associate with Lena Dunham, and only bad people admire Lena Dunham.

Lena Dunham is the worst sort of celebrity trash, and Chicago Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens has had enough of her:

At this point, Dunham’s apology is little more than performance art. The latest episode of her favorite show: Project Lena.
The more we watch, the deeper she digs into her own not-that-fascinating psyche, tuning out the lived experiences and thoughts and pain of other people, except as they relate to hers.
Enough. I can’t watch anymore. I feel complicit in her marginalization of literally every person whose orbit she enters. Farewell, Lena Dunham. Please get better soon.

Just shut up, go away and take your gynecological problems with you.



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