Lena Dunham apologizes for slamming victim of sexual assault

Actress Lena Dunham has publically apologized after defending a writer accused of sexual assault. Murry Miller who was a writer on the hit series Girls has been accused of raping Aurora Perrineau back in 2017. It is reported that Perrineau went to police in Los Angeles on Friday to report the historic events.

After the news came out, Dunham initially backed Miller and appeared to attack the Perrineau. However, she has since retracted her comments saying that she is an ardent feminist and supports women who come forward to report sexual abuse.

‘As feminists, we live and die by our politics, and believing women is the first choice we make every single day when we wake up. Therefore I never thought I would issue a statement publicly supporting someone accused to sexual assault but I naively believed it was important to share my perspective on my friend’s situation as it has transpired being the scenes over the last few months.’

She also criticised the dominant system of patriarchy and said that we must believe all women who report sexual abuse. ‘Under patriarchy, ‘I believe you’ is essential. Until we are all believed, none of us will be believed. We apologize to any woman who have been disappointed.’

This statement was very different to the one she posted on Friday when Dunham claimed that she believed that her friend and co-writer was innocent. ‘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.’

Mr Miller denies all the claims with a statement adding ‘Only after her demands for money were rebuffed did Ms. Perrineau go to the police.’

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