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Posted Thursday 12/06/18 at 8:43PM EST
Why Lena Dunham's "apology" to Aurora Perrineau isn't an apology
Dunham's apology in The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday to Perrineau for defending Girls writer Murray Miller after Perrineau accused him of sexual assault was her "worst apology yet," says Heidi Stevens. "A year ago, Dunham lied in order to discredit a woman who had just gone to the police to report a sexual assault," says Stevens. "On Wednesday, she penned a rambling, pretentious opus about women in Hollywood ('Heroines have emerged. We are cracking open windows and beating down doors. The air is circulating and the light is pouring in,') and sneaked a whiny, halfhearted mea culpa into the ninth paragraph. We’re so used to Dunham apologizing at this point (Lena Dunham Apologizes is an actual Twitter handle) that we went ahead and lumped this garbage onto her giant apology pile."
Posted Wednesday 12/05/18 at 1:45PM EST
Lena Dunham apologizes to Aurora Perrineau for dismissing her sexual assault allegation against Girls writer Murray Miller
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"I made a terrible mistake," Dunham, who is guest-editing The Hollywood Reporter, wrote in an editor's note reflecting on the uproar last year over her defense of Miller that she quickly apologized for. "When someone I knew, someone I had loved as a brother, was accused, I did something inexcusable: I publicly spoke up in his defense." She adds: "To Aurora: You have been on my mind and in my heart every day this year. I love you. I will always love you. I will always work to right that wrong. In that way, you have made me a better woman and a better feminist."
Posted Monday 11/26/18 at 11:25PM EST
Lena Dunham is reportedly no longer friends with Jenni Konner -- she didn't "seem particularly attached" to Camping
Source: The Cut
New York Magazine's Allison P. Davis profiles the Girls star, noting that she was being treated for PTSD while Camping was in production, leaving Konner to take care of the HBO show. The Girls collaborators announced in July that they were splitting as producing partners. "The women had an intensely close friendship, which they often described in interviews as co-dependent," Davis writes. "Others told me Konner was like Dunham’s 'mom.' Her phone, Dunham jokes, is full of photos of herself and Konner still, as if they were married. The loafers she is wearing in Connecticut were a Christmas present from Konner. Last month, Lenny Letter announced it would cease publication. It was a portmanteau of their names (Jenni plus Lena), so it made sense that it couldn’t survive their split. The only times Dunham gets uncharacteristically tight-lipped are when I ask questions about Konner. When she starts her answers, they are usually hedged with “All I will say is” or “I don’t want to speak for Jenni.” It seems there was no explosive breaking point but rather a slow dissolution. People who are close to both of them say they are no longer friends."
Posted Thursday 10/18/18 at 5:51PM EDT
Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter is shutting down
Source: New York Post
Dunham and her Girls and Camping collaborator Jenni Konner created Lenny Letter, a twice-a-week newsletter and website focused on women's topics that launched in 2015. The newsletter, which once boasted 500,000 subscribers, will shut down on Friday after struggling with ad support.
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.”