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Lena Dunham Defends 'Girls' Writer Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Lena Dunham Defends 'Girls' Writer Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Lena Dunham is coming to the defense of Girls writer Murray Miller amid sexual assault allegations.

Recently, actress Aurora Perrineau filed a report on the alleged incident to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

While Murray has denied the allegations, Lena and her co-showrunner Jenni Konner are also defending him.

“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,” the women said in a statement to THR.

They added, “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.”

Click inside to read Lena and Jenni’s full statement…

“During the windfall of deeply necessary accusations over the last few months in Hollywood, we have been thrilled to see so many women’s voices heard and dark experiences in this industry justified. It’s a hugely important time of change and, like every feminist in Hollywood and beyond, we celebrate. But during every time of change there are also incidences of the culture, in its enthusiasm and zeal, taking down the wrong targets. We believe, having worked closely with him for more than half a decade, that this is the case with Murray Miller. 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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  • skye3245

    this coming from the woman who tried to molest her younger sister and admitted. Laughable and disgusting

  • Jay

    How dare she, just because they have had a certain experience with him it does not mean that others will have the same. It is vile to basically dismiss her (Perrineau) based on their biased relationship with the accused..

  • Sim

    Typical leftist, all gun ho, lecturing everyone else who dare question all these allegations women are throwing around ..until it touching someone she knows.

  • QLorraine

    Dunham needs to be sued for defamation.

  • Ausangel01

    Lena is the same as Hillary Clinton, Amber Tamblyn…etc when it comes to your husband, partner or good friend they’re the poor good guys and the women are liars. BUT, when it comes to anyone less close their tunes all change. All these poor women HAVE to be believed, these men are vile pigs.

  • Gina

    The actress who made the sexual harassment claims is the daughter of actor Harold Perrineau. And just like Harvey Weinstein did with Lupita, it’s interesting how the sexual assault claims coming from the girl of color, is the claim that gets denied; especially from a hardcore feminist like Lena.

  • Wendy

    lol these people don’t make sense. She’s the first person to scream that these women must be believed, until it happens to her friend. Just because he acted a certain way towards you, a famous person, doesn’t mean he wouldn’t act inappropriately with someone he felt he had power over. What hypocrites.

  • DEADP00L

    This woman molested and raped her own baby sister, then confessed to praying on her like a sexual predator in a book she wrote.

    I’m so shocked she’s defending a sexual predator… another fake feminist exposed.

    Well done ladies. Looks like this might actually be a movement after all.

    Now stop hiring this trash. She belongs in the gutter or preferably JAIL.

  • DEADP00L

    This woman molested and raped her own baby sister, then confessed to praying on her like a sexual predator in a book she wrote.

    I’m so shocked she’s defending a sexual predator… another fake feminist exposed.

    Well done ladies. Looks like this might actually be a movement after all.

    Now stop hiring this trash. She belongs in the gutter or preferably JAIL.

  • DEADP00L

    Not tried… she DID.

  • DEADP00L

    Add Gal Gadot to the list. She made a rape victim apologize to her rapists GF for being raped and blamed her for getting raped in the first place.

  • Jenni

    this woman needs to go the f away

  • Ram

    this is rich coming from her….”I believe the women” – except when the person is a pal of mine.

  • anonymous

    Of course someone who molested their own sister is defending him. She should be locked up for what she’s done . She has no place in commenting on anybody sexual abuse in Hollywood

  • Sara

    What a disgusting piece of trash this woman is. Hey Lena, you thought it was totally fine to molest your sister. In fact, you seem proud of it. So maybe we don’t want your opinion on sexual predators and their victims.

  • Amber

    Which is why there is such a pushback on traditional feminism, it doesn’t account for the barriers that women of color experience, it automatically defaults to the issues that affect white women. The myopic nature of traditional feminism makes it that much easier and convenient to dismiss the concerns of women of color, which is exactly what Lena Dunham did as soon as it was convenient for her to do so.

  • LittlePaperStars

    So basically, she believes every woman until they accuse her friend, then it’s all lies. She’s so full of crap

  • dave

    Didn’t she admit to molesting a girl in her book.

  • Shlomo Teittleman

    Dunham is a disgusting disgrace of a woman

  • trousersnakeplissken

    LISTEN AND BELIEVE LENA!!!!

    remember that??

  • Will

    Total hypocrite.

  • suzybel

    You really want to go there Lena? It’s not as if you are so innocent, can you say “I molested my sister”.

  • Paul Rain

    Lena Dunham is an admitted baby rapist. Though, as is the case here, she claims that whether she is a baby rapist “depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is”…
    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/05/lena-dunham-statement-abuse-claims

    Do all her writers meetings start “How do you do, fellow rapists?”

  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    nasty bitch

  • ShellBell

    She herself committed assault and has shown no remorse, playing it off as child’s play, all but saying it was something every girl does with her sister so it’s not a surprise she defended him.

    Personally, I think if someone is capable of doing that at such a young age, there is something wrong. Yes, we’ve all played around as kids but this is different entirely and even worse, she did it to her little sister, the one person she was supposed to defend not assault. I know she likes to think her opinion on everything matters and I get she has the right but this is definitely something she shouldn’t be involved with considering her own dealings with the subject but the fact she was so quick to defend him, friend or not, shows she still doesn’t have the guts to admit she did something very wrong, child or not.

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