Twitter Blasts Lena Dunham For Supporting Girls Writer Accused of Sexual Assault

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.

“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.

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