Lena Dunham Apologizes for Defending Alleged Rapist

Lena Dunham Apologizes for Defending Alleged Rapist

Girls creator Lena Dunham has changed her tune about a rape accusation involving one of the show's producers. Dunham had initially released a statement accusing the man's accuser of misreporting the incident. Now she admits she was wrong. Read on for details.

Via Page Six.

A year after defending a “Girls” producer who was accused of rape, Lena Dunham is apologizing to his alleged victim.

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In her letter as a guest editor for The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment issue, the actress describes defending Murray Miller as a “terrible mistake” and an act she “could ever regret more in this life.”

In November 2017, Miller was accused of sexually assaulting actress Aurora Perrineau in 2012 when she was 17 years old.

“I woke up in Murray’s bed naked. He was on top of me having sexual intercourse with me. At no time did I consent to any sexual contact with Murray,” she said in a statement for a polygraph test.

At the time, Dunham and “Girls” co-showrunner Jenni Konner released a joint statement saying that they had “insider knowledge that this accusation is one of the 3% 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. ”

However, in her editor’s letter, Dunham, 32, admits her “insider” information was “blind faith in a story that kept slipping and changing and revealed itself to mean nothing at all.”

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