If you need to know how Lena Dunham is feeling today, my guess is about a shade or two more “oh fuck” than the face she’s making in that picture. It’s exhausting trying to disassociate yourself from a former colleague/current alleged rapist when they keep making the news.
Last month, actress Aurora Perrineau filed a police report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department accusing former Girls writer Murray Miller of raping her when she was 17. She reportedly passed a lie-detector test. Murray denied everything. After Aurora’s rape story was reported, Lena Dunham threw her whole “believe all women” mantra out the window and jumped to Murray’s defense. Both Lena and her Girls co-showrunner Jenni Konner released statements implying Aurora was lying. Lena later backtracked with an apology and an excuse about defending the type of people who fill her “world with love.” According to Variety, Murray might have also been filling Lena’s world with bullshit. When Aurora’s story broke, Murray’s lawyers released a statement accusing her of attempting to scam him for a “substantial” amount of hush money before she went to the police. Lawyers for Murray have since backtracked on that.
Dlisted favorite and attention enthusiast Lena Dunham cemented her “Most Hated Faux-Social Justice Warrior” status on Friday when she publicly disputed a woman’s rape allegation. Lena (alongside her frequent collaborator Jenni Konner) released a statement describing actress Aurora Perrineau’s rape allegation against Girls writer Murray Miller as “misreported.” To get an idea of how THAT went over, just take a scroll down yesterday’s comments section of that post and multiply by everyone on Twitter. Lena obviously realized that her backflip off the “women never lie about rape” stance she tweeted a few weeks back had earned her even more hatred than usual. So she released another statement yesterday and pretty much chalks it up to being the wrong time to say that Ms. Perrineau a liar. Continue reading