Lena Dunham has done it again and gotten the internet mad at her and this time it’s for a pretty good reason.
The “Girls” creator and outspoken feminist has defended a writer and producer of her show after he was accused of raping a 17-year-old actress in 2012.
Aurora Perrineau, daughter of actor Harold Perrineau, told the world on Friday that she woke up one night with Murray Miller on top of her having sexual intercourse with her without her consent.
Dunham says she has “insider knowledge” of the situation and stated that this was an example of “one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year.”
Perrineau has filed a police report over the alleged rape in Los Angeles.
She says she met Miller while out drinking with her friends at LA’s Standard Hotel in 2012 when Miller was 35 and she was only 17. She says he was very flirtatious and she told him repeatedly she was only 17.
I believe in a lot of things but the first tenet of my politics is to hold up the people who have held me up, who have filled my world with love.
— 💎 Lena Dunham 💎 (@lenadunham) November 17, 2017
Lena Dunham doesn't believe her white male friend raped her black female costar? Color me shocked. Almost like white feminism is really only about uplifting and supporting white women as they pursue their ultimate capitalistic goals of sharing the role with men as oppressors.
— 🌲Merry Katmas🌲 (@kat_blaque) November 18, 2017
Later in the night, he asked one of her friends for a ride home and she went with them, somewhat reluctantly and went into his house.
Perrineau says that she fell asleep there and woke up with Miller on top of her.
“At some point, I woke up in Murray’s bed naked. He was on top of me having sexual intercourse with me. I freaked out and was extremely upset and traumatized. At no time did I consent to any sexual contact with Murray,” Perrineau revealed in a statement.
Don Walerstein, Miller’s lawyer has denied the allegations and said that her lawyers went after “substantial monetary damages” and only went public when denied the money.
“Mr. Miller’s legal team gathered overwhelming evidence directly contradicting these false and offensive claims,” said Walerstein.
Dunham, along with “girls” showrunner Jenni Konner put out a joint statement in which they said they were “thrilled to see so many women’s voices heard and dark experiences in this industry justified,” before going on to say that Perrineau’s allegation is an example of “taking down the wrong targets.”
“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 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year,” the statement read.
Dunham also tweeted about the situation posting, “I believe in a lot of things but the first tenet of my politics is to hold up the people who have held me up, who have filled my world with love.”
Needless to say, it didn’t take long for people to call the vocal star out on her hypocrisy.
Last August, Dunham had tweeted, “Things women do lie about: what they ate for lunch. Things women don’t lie about: rape.”
When you didn't want to get involved in that Gabby Douglas dragging because a small part of your heart thinks she's a black girl who's been through a lot…
and the Twitter Gods reward your discretion this morning with the firey light of mob torches going for Lena Dunham. pic.twitter.com/HHSM6416JJ
— KYLE + (@kyalbr) November 18, 2017
— Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) November 18, 2017
Every morning, Lena Dunham looks in the mirror and goes, "Okay. How can I be the worst person possible today?" https://t.co/bXQnniKRY1
— 🏳️🌈Jenny Trout (@Jenny_Trout) November 18, 2017
Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner have spent so much time boasting about their feminist political commitments. Yet, all of their feminist righteousness goes out of the window as soon as their friend is accused. White women are an absolute trip. https://t.co/gRk10NHlt9
— Evette Dionne 🤔 (@freeblackgirl) November 18, 2017
Just look at us! Right and left. Conservative and liberal. All coming together to bash Lena Dunham. We are truly one America 🇺🇸
— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) November 18, 2017
Apparently Lena Dunham is a huge supporter of women coming forward with sexual assault unless it’s someone she knows personally and has held her up and filled her world with love.
— Tom & Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) November 18, 2017
Lena Dunham (August): ‘Women don’t lie about rape’
Lena Dunham (Today): Defends GIRLS writer accused of rape 🤔 pic.twitter.com/sJad5WId74
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) November 18, 2017
Gabby Douglas right now seeing Lena Dunham trending #1: pic.twitter.com/XZIjtGs1iA
— Michael (@Michael2014abc) November 18, 2017