Lena Dunham Apologizes After Defending A ‘Girls’ Writer Accused Of Rape

","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"The statement struck many as hypocritical, considering Dunham has purported such messages as “believe women,” and “women don’t lie about rape” in the past.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"https://twitter.com/lenadunham/status/893566035638407168?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw","displayType":"twitter"},{"elements":[{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"https://twitter.com/Chet_Cannon/status/931700329774686208?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw","displayType":"twitter"},{"elements":[{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Others can’t help but notice that supporting white women accusers but dismissing POC accusers seems to be an all-too-common — and harmful — narrative.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"https://twitter.com/kat_blaque/status/931731750719447040","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"https://twitter.com/popcornreel/status/932275155358842881","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Dunham took to Twitter again the next day (November 18) to apologize for her statement.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"“I naively believed it was important to share my perspective on my friend’s situation as it has transpired behind the scenes over the last few months,” she wrote. “I now understand that it was absolutely the wrong time to come forward with such a statement and I am so sorry.”","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"https://twitter.com/lenadunham/status/932050109121970176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw","displayType":"twitter"},{"elements":[{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"RAINN reports that only 344 out of every 1,000 sexual assaults are reported, and the reasons for not reporting are often linked to fear of not being believed or fear of retaliation. In publicly dismissing a woman’s alleged sexual assault, Dunham and Konner are using an enormous platform to further rape culture. The narrative that survivors are liars or that they have something to gain by going public with their assaults is prevalent enough, and Dunham’s sweeping statement — even with her retraction — has the power to cast doubt on victims of sexual assault everywhere.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"},{"text":"Lena Dunham Pens Powerful Response To Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Allegations","level":3,"displayType":"header"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"Celebrity Reactions To Harvey Weinstein: Tweets & Responses","level":3,"displayType":"header"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"Tarana Burke, Me Too Posts: Must-See Tweets & Details","level":3,"displayType":"header"}]}]; var articleType = 'ARTICLE'; var favoriteImage = ''; var articleDescription = 'Lena Dunham found herself penning <a href="https://www.thecut.com/2017/11/a-brief-history-of-lena-dunham-apologizing.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">another</a> public apology this weekend after denying the merit of sexual assault allegations brought against <em>Girls</em> writer Murray Miller.'; var slide_index = parseInt(0); var slide_json = createSlides(slides, articleType, favoriteImage); var initial_slide = slide_index; var initial_url = location.pathname + location.search; var base_url = '/2017/11/19/lena-dunham-rape-accusation-apology-twitter-details/'; var next_gallery = '/2016/12/23/ex-brings-erotic-photos-to-exs-wedding-details-photos/'; var first_load = true; var has_scrolled = false; var title = "Lena Dunham Apologizes After Defending A ‘Girls’ Writer Accused Of Rape"; var path = base_url