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Posted Saturday 8/11/18 at 4:53AM EDT
Former Girls writer Murray Miller won't face charges after being accused of sexually assaulting actress Aurora Perrineau
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said that they aren't going to charge Miller "based on the evidence presented, which included victim, suspect, and witness statements, there are inconsistencies which cannot be overcome." Prosecutors also pointed out that Perrineau, the daughter of actor Harold Perrineau, reported the alleged incident outside of the three-year statute of limitations.
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 1:49PM EDT
Jenni Konner: There's no "drama" behind producing breakup with Girls collaborator Lena Dunham
“We feel super lucky to have had eight amazing years together, we just want to do different things. There’s no drama to be found there," Konner told critics at the TCA press tour while promoting HBO's Camping. "It’s just about the creative process." Dunham wasn't in attendance due to being under the weather.
Posted Tuesday 7/24/18 at 8:03PM EDT
Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner are ending their producing partnership
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Girls collaborators, who have been recently filming HBO's Camping, will sign individual deals with HBO after their joint deal expires at the end of this year. "We have had one of the most significant relationships together in our adult lives and we respect each other’s choices," Dunham and Konner said in a statement. "While our interests are pulling us in different directions right now, we are excited about our current work and are firmly committed to the projects we have together. HBO has been our home for quite some time and we look forward to continuing there as we both move forward."
Posted Monday 4/23/18 at 3:59PM EDT
Jemima Kirke was reportedly spotted selling unopened Girls DVDs outside her home
Source: Page Six
According to Page Six, the former Girls star was "taking Venmo" in exchange for the DVDs.
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
How TV's portrayal of Brooklyn has evolved
Source: The Ringer
Girls tried to capture the hipsterness of the New York borough. But Tracy Morgan's The Last O.G. is trying to portray the old and new Brooklyn in its totality, post-gentrification.
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 3:15PM EDT
Allison Williams boards Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Girls alum's role is being kept under wraps, but she'll appear in both Seasons 2 and 3.
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 6:57AM EDT
Lena Dunham jokes she now has "19 people ready to stop me from tweeting" to avoid more Twitter snafus
At SXSW, the former Girls star addressed her problem of stumbling into controversy on social media. “These articles come out that say, ‘Lena Dunham apologies for like the 87th’ time,’ (but) that was how I was raised,” she said. “We try and we fail and we try again. We think the problem from another angle and we grow.”
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
Lena Dunham says she underwent a total hysterectomy
The former Girls star hopes the procedure will help in her battle with endometriosis.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:41AM EST
Lena Dunham confirms breakup with boyfriend Jack Antonoff after five years, but she’s still wearing his ring
"I'll always wear (it) because love is a really cool, eternal, powerful, eternal thing," the former Girls star explained on Instagram. "It doesn't have to be defined the way we, in Western culture, define it -- as beginning and ends. Things can be, 'You're a drop of water and you reenter the ocean.'"
Posted Friday 12/08/17 at 9:21PM EST
Harold Perrineau reacts to accusation a Girls writer raped his daughter: “YOU HAVE FU*KED WITH THE WRONG FAMILY!!!”
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“I’ve been silent for a few weeks now. Completely silent,” the former Lost star and father of accuser Aurora Perrineau said in a statement posted on Twitter. “I mean what do you say when you are watching your wife not eat or sleep? What do you say when you realized you couldn’t protect your child? What do you say when your heart is just…broken? Silence.” He added: “I realized I’m not watching some victim here, I’m in the presence of a warrior. A real life crime fighter who is unafraid to look boldly at some coward who hoped to abuse her and say, no.”
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 8:21PM EST
Attorneys for Girls writer Murray Miller retract claim that his rape accuser demanded money
Miller’s attorneys released a statement saying: “In a previous statement to the media, we stated that (Aurora) Perrineau sought substantial monetary damages from our client Murray Miller. Neither Ms. Perrineau nor her attorney have ever made a demand for money. Our previous above statement was incorrect and the result of a good-faith misunderstanding.”
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 1:12PM EST
Judd Apatow defends Lena Dunham’s response to Girls writer’s rape accusation
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"We’re all kind of trying to figure out how to navigate this best,” said the Girls executive producer. “It affects all of our lives and touches all of our lives in all different ways. She apologized for speaking too quickly, but I think many of us are in that situation. And I think overall she is one of the great people in our business fighting for very important causes. And I appreciate that.”
Posted Friday 12/01/17 at 5:37AM EST
“Lena Dunham Apologizes” Twitter account creator admits: “I'm not even really an avid follower of Lena Dunham”
Source: Rolling Stone
Australian Jess Wheeler says he developed the apology generator because “every bloody second, I see 'Lena Dunham apologizes for something culturally insensitive' on my feed.”
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 12:21AM EST
Prestige TV comedies tackled sexual misconduct in the past, but will the post-Harvey Weinstein era change their approach?
Source: The New York Times
Master of None, Girls and One Mississippi were among the comedies that had sexual misconduct storylines pre-Harvey Weinstein, as Amanda Hess points out. But those storylines were more complicated, including a focus on “the bystander’s predicament” when it comes to sexual harassment. “It seems unlikely that these more fleeting television moments would be scripted exactly this way today,” says Hess. “When the details about big-name industry abusers were still in the shadows of the popular consciousness, it allowed for some comedic freedom. Sexual harassment could safely be raised as a serious-but-not-too-serious offense, one that might allow for some nuance in the telling. But now that the grave details of abuse lodged against people like Harvey Weinstein have been made clear, they feel too weighty to play around with, at least for now.”
Posted Sunday 11/19/17 at 8:34PM EST
A writer for Lena Dunham’s newsletter exits citing her “hipster racism”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Lenny Letter writer Zinzi Clemmons, who has known the Girls star since college, writes that it’s “time for women of color — black women in particular — to divest from Lena Dunham." Clemmons cited Dunham’s initial defense of Girls writer Murray Miller for her decision to leave, but says that people “in Lena’s circles” have been known to use the N-word. "Back in college, I avoided those people like the plague because of their well-known racism," she wrote. "I'd call their strain 'hipster racism,' which typically uses sarcasm as a cover, and in the end, it looks a lot like gaslighting — 'It's just a joke. Why are you overreacting?' is a comment response to these kinds of statements."