Self-proclaimed feminist Lena Dunham is being slammed for defending a writer from her HBO show Girls after he was accused of sexual assault.
On Friday afternoon, it was reported that Murray Miller was accused by actress Aurora Perrineau of sexual assault. Sgt. Salvador Rios of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that she filed a police report.
Miller’s attorney Don Walerstein issued the following statement denying the allegation:
“Mr. Miller categorically and vehemently denies Ms. Perrineau’s outrageous claims. After being contacted several weeks ago by lawyers who — on Ms. Perrineau’s behalf — sought substantial monetary damages from him, Mr. Miller’s legal team gathered overwhelming evidence directly contradicting these false and offensive claims. Only after her demands for money were rebuffed did Ms. Perrineau go to the police. Mr. Miller looks forward to sharing all evidence and information with any and all authorities seeking the truth in this matter.”
Dunham and her co-showrunner Jenni Konner made a joint statement defending Miller.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 18, 2017
“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,” Dunham and Konner stated. “We stand by Murray and this is all we’ll be saying about this issue.”
Twitter had a lot to say to Dunham and used her own tweets against her.
Lena Dunham – champion of females and defender of victims everywhere unless of course it affects her friends in which case it’s not true 🙄🙄🙄https://t.co/JXf9tT0IAG
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) November 18, 2017
Every morning, Lena Dunham looks in the mirror and goes, “Okay. How can I be the worst person possible today?” https://t.co/bXQnniKRY1
— 🏳️🌈Jenny Trout (@Jenny_Trout) November 18, 2017
[deadpan] Oh look, Lena Dunham is being a great big piece of shit again. https://t.co/KmrsrsyRqd
— Donna Dickens Is Sick Of This Nazi Shit (@MildlyAmused) November 18, 2017
Lena Dunham (August): ‘Women don’t lie about rape’
Lena Dunham (Today): Defends GIRLS writer accused of rape 🤔 pic.twitter.com/sJad5WId74
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) November 18, 2017
Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner have spent so much time boasting about their feminist political commitments. Yet, all of their feminist righteousness goes out of the window as soon as their friend is accused. White women are an absolute trip. https://t.co/gRk10NHlt9
— Evette Dionne 🤔 (@freeblackgirl) November 18, 2017
Lena Dunham: women don’t lie about rape, unless they’re accusing my friend pic.twitter.com/SQT9BJGU3x
— Nate Bethea (@inthesedeserts) November 18, 2017
This just in: Lena Dunham is still trash as fuck. https://t.co/BF3CPkywHO
— Monique Judge (@thejournalista) November 18, 2017
Please stop letting Lena Dunham speak for my generation. https://t.co/n9Dq4Cwnof
— Kate Feldman (@kateefeldman) November 18, 2017
LENA DUNHAM thinks women should speak up about sexual assault UNLESS it’s some1 she’s close to. Only then are we taking down the wrong targets. OMFG https://t.co/W5ydnoxALI
— V. Complex (@ValerieComplex) November 18, 2017
Lena Dunham says rape accusations against her show’s writer are a hoax. I would argue, but she knows all about rape hoaxes
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) November 18, 2017
You’d think one time Lena Dunham would have the right response to something just by accident. It’s actually pretty remarkable that she’s batting 1.000 at being awful.
— Joe Praino (@FixYourLife) November 18, 2017
Rape-hoaxer Lena Dunham can spot a fake when she sees one, amirite
— Amanda Prestigiacomo (@AmandaPresto) November 18, 2017
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