A former Girls writer has been accused of raping a 17-year-old. And Lena Dunham has suddenly flipped her staunchly feminist script by claiming it’s a dirty lie. You guys, women don’t lie about rape. Unless they accuse one of my friends and then it’s totally been misconstrued, I mean who hasn’t been 17 and woken up with a 34-year-old violating them? It’s like the Brooklyn millennial rite of passage or whatever, I mean, I would NEVER work with a RAPIST. Speaking of which, does anyone have any vagina pebbles for stuffing? That would be another example of “not a rape.” Class dismissed! Sorry, I was just exploring Lena Dunham’s possible mindset.
The Wrap reports that actress Aurora Perrineau filed a report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department yesterday, accusing Girls writer Murray Miller of raping her when she was 17. Murray is also a producer on the animated comedies King of the Hill and American Dad.
Aurora, who is now 23 and the daughter of actor Harold Perrineau (The Matrix, OZ, and Lost), reportedly told police that Murray assaulted her at his home in New York City in 2012 after a night of partying at The Standard Hotel.
The actress told The Wrap: “I filed a police report today. I cannot talk about the investigation that is happening currently.” She declined further comment.
The Wrap got a hold of the results of a polygraph Aurora took and says she passed in September. They also got a hold of her statement.
“At some point, 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 the statement.
Murray is denying everything through his attorney, and claiming that Aurora tried to shake him down for money before going to the cops. Her family denies that allegation.
As for Murray’s old boss Lena, she (along with her creative partner and Girls co-creator Jenni Konner) released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter defending Murray Miller and saying he would never do it. They also basically call Aurora Perrineau a liar and one of the “three percent of rape cases that are misreported every year.” Sisters are doin’ it for themselves! Here’s what Lena had to say in full:
“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.”
I’ll just place this tweet from three months ago right here:
Things women do lie about: what they ate for lunch. Things women don't lie about: rape.
— ? Lena Dunham ? (@lenadunham) August 4, 2017
By the way, Lena has said that she was raped in college. She wrote about her alleged attacker in the same book where she included that story about her little sister and pebbles. This is worse than the time she ditched the dog. Although, Lamby is in a better Lena Dunham-free place now.