Lena Dunham Urges Everyone to Believe Women Who Accuse Them, at Least Until They Accuse Her Friend of the Same.
When Lena Dunham, the multi-hyphenate, speaks out, millions of people pay attention. With a long history of speaking out on controversial issues, the outspoken writer and actor are well-known. She stated, for example, that male actors should publicly condemn those who have been accused of abuse in Hollywood, and she emphasized the importance of always believing those who have been accused of misconduct.
At the very least, one woman is likely to wish Dunham herself had stayed true to her principles. Murray Miller, the producer of Lena Dunham’s hit television show Girls, was accused of assaulting actress Aurora Perrineau in 2012. Instead of expressing support for Miller, Dunham issued a statement in which she claimed that her “insider’s knowledge” of Miller led her to believe that this was a “misreported assault case.” After receiving immediate criticism, she walked back her statement and later admitted that she did not have such insider knowledge.