Lena Dunham lied to discredit alleged rape victim, then wrote horrible apology after
From Chicago Tribune: "Dunham lied in order to discredit a woman who had just gone to the police to report a sexual assault. On Wednesday, she penned a rambling, pretentious opus about women in Hollywood (“Heroines have emerged. We are cracking open windows and beating down doors. The air is circulating and the light is pouring in,”) and sneaked a whiny, halfhearted mea culpa into the ninth paragraph. We’re so used to Dunham apologizing at this point (Lena Dunham Apologizes is an actual Twitter handle) that we went ahead and lumped this garbage onto her giant apology pile. But before we toss them aside, her words are worth examining, if only as a reminder that when we screw up, which all of us do, we should apologize directly, authentically and humbly. Dunham did nothing of the sort. First, let’s back up: In November 2017, actress Aurora Perrineau filed a police report accusing “Girls” writer and executive producer Murray Miller of raping her in 2012, when she was 17 years old. (“Girls” was Dunham’s HBO show.) Miller said Perrineau was making the whole thing up and accused her of trying to extract money from him. Dunham sent a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, co-written with “Girls” showrunner Jenni Konner, saying, “While our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year. ... It is a true shame to add to that number, as outside of Hollywood women still struggle to be believed. We stand by Murray and this is all we’ll be saying about this issue.”

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