Liberal actress Lena Dunham came out to forcefully defend her “Girls” writer from accusations that he raped an actress, but some are throwing back in her face a tweet where she said women never lie about rape.
What did she tweet about rape?
She tweeted in August, “Things women do lie about: what they ate for lunch. Things women don’t lie about: rape.”
Things women do lie about: what they ate for lunch. Things women don't lie about: rape.
— 💎 Lena Dunham 💎 (@lenadunham) August 4, 2017
What is she saying now?
Her friend Murray Miller is being accused by actress Aurora Perrineau of rape when she was underage. She is now 23 years old.
Rather than believe the accusations, Dunham is defending Miller, who is a former executive producer and writer on her HBO show, “Girls.”
“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’s spokesperson said.
“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,” Dunham concluded.
Wasn’t Dunham accused too?
Dunham also fought off accusations in 2014 that she had molested her sister based on a reading of how she described exploring her sexuality as a child in her memoir.