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Actress Lena Dunham Apologizes Over Defending Girls Writer Accused of Sexual Assault

Updated On 19 Nov, 2017 Published On

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.

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.

Here's one of them, check it out.

Another critic said;

Never call yourself an advocate for women again because you’ve just proven that you are NOT,