Anti-Trump crusader Lena Dunham has been exposed as another Hollywood hypocrite after defending a male big-shot who sexually harassed a woman.
Girls writer Murray Miller has been fingered for sexual assault by Aurora Perrineau, an actress who filed a police report on the incident.
Perrineau was 17 years old at the time.
But Girls star Lena Dunham and her business partner sent a statement in response claiming that Perrineau’s claims “unfortunately” fall within the supposed 3% of women who make up or embellish stories about men to the police.
More from Hollywood Reporter:
Miller has also worked on King of the Hill and American Dad. No additional information was released. The writer, through his attorneys, denied the allegation.
“Mr. Miller categorically and vehemently denies Ms. Perrineau’s outrageous claims,” attorney Don Walerstein said in a statement. “After being contacted several weeks ago by lawyers who — on Ms. Perrineau’s behalf — sought substantial monetary damages from him, Mr. Miller’s legal team gathered overwhelming evidence directly contradicting these false and offensive claims.”
Girls co-showrunners Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner sent a statement to THR late Friday, defending Miller:
“During the windfall of deeply necessary accusations over the last few months in Hollywood, we have been thrilled to see so many women’s voices heard and dark experiences in this industry justified. It’s a hugely important time of change and, like every feminist in Hollywood and beyond, we celebrate. But during every time of change there are also incidences of the culture, in its enthusiasm and zeal, taking down the wrong targets. We believe, having worked closely with him for more than half a decade, that this is the case with Murray Miller. 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. 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.”
Lena is getting serious backlash on Twitter, from liberals and conservatives alike: