Hollywood actress/screenwriter/producer Lena Dunham just admitted that she straight up lied to protect a former “Girls” writer accused of rape in 2017:
Lena Dunham apologizes for defending "Girls" writer accused of sexual assault, and says her claim about "insider information" proving his innocence wasn't true https://t.co/EjMcHUEQ43 pic.twitter.com/k9TqRhFa9H
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 5, 2018
Dunham made this stunning admission as a guest editor in The Hollywood Reporter:
— Matthew Belloni (@THRMattBelloni) December 5, 2018
Eff that “soul-searching” nonsense. SHE. LIED. Here’s the excerpt, emphasis ours:
And so I made a terrible mistake. When someone I knew, someone I had loved as a brother, was accused, I did something inexcusable: I publicly spoke up in his defense. There are few acts I could ever regret more in this life. I didn’t have the “insider information” I claimed but rather blind faith in a story that kept slipping and changing and revealed itself to mean nothing at all. I wanted to feel my workplace and my world were safe, untouched by the outside world (a privilege in and of itself, the privilege of ignoring what hasn’t hurt you) and I claimed that safety at cost to someone else, someone very special.
Here’s her statement from back then when she claimed “insider knowledge” go clear her friend’s name:
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 18, 2017
Can we be done with her now? Libs, hopefully, have finally had enough:
So we’re done with Lena Dunham, right?
— Curtis Stigers (@curtisstigers) December 6, 2018
Why was she rewarded with this guest editorial role anyway?
Incredible. Lena Dunham gets rewarded for discrediting @AuroraPerrineau, a sexual assault victim — a black woman.
My question: Did Lena reach out to Aurora personally to apologize?
— Karen Attiah (@KarenAttiah) December 6, 2018
Not a good look, Hollywood Reporter:
I don’t think any of you thought this through. Is it really that hard to find a non-rapist defender to guest-edit an issue of your publication?!
— Ted Princess Cruz (@nandelabra) December 6, 2018
This lie is much more than the “mistake” Lena is claiming and it “should be a career-ender”:
Sorry, Lena Dunham: Making up "insider information" in order to discredit a sexual assault victim should not be let off as a "mistake."
It should be a career-ender.
This is not about the "dominant male agenda" – it is about your choices. https://t.co/aQw8u1zbAj
— Laura E. Adkins (@Laura_E_Adkins) December 5, 2018
Just caught up on the Lena Dunham stuff. Wow…. she needs to go hide away for a while. That’s srsly f*cked up.
— Annie Parker ? (@annie_parker) December 6, 2018
So proud of Lena Dunham for taking initiative here. It’s great she met her personal goal to wait a full calendar year to admit she’s a problematic person who shouldn’t speak publicly ever.
— Andrea Hickey (@andrea_h1ckey) December 6, 2018
Lena Dunham and women like Lena Dunham are just…
— Ms. Golding (@GoldingGirl617) December 6, 2018
What is lying in order to support an alleged rapist the cousin of??
— Kelechi Okafor (@kelechnekoff) December 6, 2018
So gross. Used her spot as guest editor admit she lied about a sexual assault. Literally lied about “inside information”.
Liking “girls” or anything Lena does is a huge relationship red flag for me. I don’t trust your moral compass if you like…well, this shit.
— Christian H. Cooper (@christiancooper) December 6, 2018
Can we all promise to ignore Lena Dunham when she inevitably apologizes for this dumbass apology?
— Chrissa (@chrissahardy) December 6, 2018
Lena Dunham’s constant fuck-ups and exploitation of those less priveleged than her actually make white men seem totally harmless in comparison….which is saying a lot…… https://t.co/Wi03UrDvjo
— ¯_(?)_/¯ (@jonnoxrevanche) December 6, 2018
This actually makes me feel sick. It’s the same as an abuser saying, “but here are all the reasons I abused! I was only an abuser because of XYZ so it’s not my fault!”
And making it public in this way is ALL about redemption for Lena Dunham, and not closure or help for Aurora. https://t.co/GHeXk513iN
— Rosie Waterland (@RosieWaterland) December 6, 2018
And Lena’s reaction to all of this? She’s using it to promote herself, of course:
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) December 5, 2018
Writer for Lena Dunham's 'Girls' accused of rape of then 17-year-old actress Aurora Perrineau https://t.co/SiWehUg0VK
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 17, 2017