Lena Dunham faces backlash for defending writer accused of rape

Lena Dunham is facing criticism for standing behind Girls producer and writer Murray Miller. 

According to The Wrap, actress Aurora Perrineau claimed that Miller raped her in 2012, when she was just 17 years old

'At some point, I woke up in Murray’s bed naked,' she said, after consuming alcohol with Murray and some friends. 

 

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 'He was on top of me having sexual intercourse with me. At no time did I consent to any sexual contact with Murray.'

Lena Dunham, who has spoken out with words of compassion for sexual assault victims previously, 

'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 3pc of assault cases that are misreported every year,' a spokesperson for Lena Dunham told The Wrap.

'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.'

Twitter is not too happy with Lena's response to the allegations:

 

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