After Lena Dunham came under intense scrutiny online as she defended a former Girls writer publicly who is accused of sexual assault, she has issued an apology, multiple sources confirmed.
Lena took her twitter for the apology.
Here's the tweet, check it out.
— ?? Lena Dunham ?? (@lenadunham) November 19, 2017
On Friday, Aurora Perrineau accused the writer Murray Miller of sexually assaulting when she was only 17 her in 2012. Later that day, Lena and Girls co-creator Jenni Konner issued a statement in order to support Miller and insinuate that Aurora “misreported” her alleged rape.
The pair said at the time;
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. 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.
Following Lena's response, was almost immediately criticized by feminists online as they saw her response as hypocritical given her outspoken feminist support for victims of sexual assault.
After she made the claim that women don's lie about, many called back to a tweet of hers in August.
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
Here's one of them, check it out.
"Believe women, unless they say something about a friend of mine, in which case they are liars."
— Best Protect Ya ?? Neck (@xeronius) November 18, 2017
Another critic said;
Never call yourself an advocate for women again because you’ve just proven that you are NOT,