Lena Dunham Admits She Was Lying, Apologizes For ‘Inexcusable’ Defense Of Accused Rapist
Lena Dunham is apologizing once again.
The Girls creator used the opportunity of writing a guest editor letter in The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday to speak directly to Aurora Perrineau.
In case the name escapes you, Aurora was the actress who accused Lena’s friend, Girls writer Murray Miller, of sexually assaulting her in 2012.
In her public message to the wronged woman, Lena calls her response to the accusation “inexcusable”:
“And so I made a terrible mistake. When someone I knew, someone I had loved as a brother, was accused, I did something inexcusable: I publicly spoke up in his defense. There are few acts I could ever regret more in this life.”
And she goes a step further, admitting something she hadn’t really said before — she never had another side of the story, no evidence the media wasn’t hearing, as she had implied in her public statement.
She made it up. She lied to protect her friend, and her world.
“I didn’t have the ‘insider information’ I claimed but rather blind faith in a story that kept slipping and changing and revealed itself to mean nothing at all. I wanted to feel my workplace and my world were safe, untouched by the outside world (a privilege in and of itself, the privilege of ignoring what hasn’t hurt you) and I claimed that safety at cost to someone else, someone very special.”
Wow. We imagine that was tough to admit.
We have to ask though, why not get this message directly to Aurora?
Is she intending to suffer the public shame as penance for her crime? Or is she once again making this about getting her voice out there?
What do YOU think, Perezcious readers??
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