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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 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 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 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."
Posted Sunday 11/19/17 at 6:12AM EST
Lena Dunham apologizes for defending Girls writer accused of rape
“As feminists, we live and die by our politics, and believing women is the first choice we make every single day when we wake up,” Dunham wrote on Twitter after she and her producing partner were the subjects of scorn for dismissing a rape allegation against Girls writer Murray Miller. “I never thought I would issue a statement publically supporting someone accused of sexual assault but I naively believed it was important to share my perspective on my friend’s situation as it has transpired behind the scenes over the last few months. I now understand that it was absolutely the wrong time to come forward with such a statement and I am so sorry.”
Posted Saturday 11/18/17 at 12:32AM EST
Lena Dunham under fire for defending Girls writer accused of rape three months after tweeting ”women don’t lie about” rape
Dunham has been a staunch advocate on behalf of sexual assault survivors, even tweeting on August 4: “Things women do lie about: what the ate for lunch. Things women don’t lie about: rape.” Yet Dunham is being slammed on Twitter for issuing a statement in support of Girls writer Murray Miller, whom actress Aurora Perrineau is accusing of raping her in 2012, when she was 17 and he was 35. Dunham cited “our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation” to determine that “sadly this accusation is one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year.” As Yesha Callahan argues, “of course this will now play out in the court system, but one has to wonder why is Dunham now rushing to give her friend the benefit of the doubt?”
Posted Friday 11/17/17 at 8:19PM EST
Lena Dunham: We stand by Girls writer Murray Miller amid rape accusation
“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% of assault cases that are misreported every year,” Dunham said in a statement co-signed by Girls showrunner Jenni Konner. Murray is accused of raping Aurora Perrineau, the daughter of Lost alum Harold Perrineau, when she was 17 and he was 35 back in 2012. Perrineau filed a police report on Friday. "We stand by Murray and this is all we’ll be saying about this issue,” Dunham said in the statement.
Posted Friday 11/17/17 at 6:40PM EST
Girls writer Murray Miller is accused of raping Harold Perrineau’s actress daughter, Aurora Perrineau
Aurora Perrineau, the daughter of Lost star Harold Perrineau, says she filed a police report today accusing Miller of raping her in 2012, when she was 17 and he was 35. Miller is credited with writing seven Girls episodes. He’s also written for King of the Hill and American Dad. Miller’s attorney, Matthew Walerstein, said Miller “categorically and vehemently denies Ms. Perrineau’s outrageous claims” and said his legal team had “gathered overwhelming evidence directly contradicting these false and offensive claims.”