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Lena Dunham Catches Heat After Defending Her Friend Against Rape Allegations

Lena Dunham has a way of not knowing when to keep her mouth shut, and this is a heavy example of one of those times she just should have taken one for the team and sat this out. Being a self-proclaimed feminist and always boasting about her support for other (white) females, you’d think the one thing Ms. Dunham should get right is not accusing alleged victims of rape that they’re lying–but unfortunately, she only believes victims if they aren’t accusing her friends.

Actress Aurora Perrineau filed a police report against Girls writer Murray Miller, who allegedly raped her when she was 17 and he was 35. The Wrap has reported that Perrineau passed a polygraph test about these accusations.

If it’s one thing we’ve learned from Lindsay Lohan over the past few years, it’s that defending alleged assaulters is not going to go well for you–and still, Lena Dunham and her fellow Girls creator Jenni Konner decided to release a statement defending 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.” A very bold statement for someone who doesn’t actually know if this accusation is false or not. Reality check: accusing a girl of lying simply because a man hasn’t raped YOU, is never okay.

She also tweeted about the statement as if she did something heroic…

Congrats to you, Lena Dunham, for “holding up” an alleged rapist because he filled your world with love. What a noble thing of you to do for yourself.

Check out some of the reactions from people befuddled by Lena’s choice to release a statement on a situation she knows nothing about on the next few pages



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