Aurora Perrineau, an actress, accused Murray Miller, a producer and writer, of rape. According to Perrineau, the crime took place in 2012, when she was only 17 and Miller was 35. Miller worked on Girls with Lena Dunham, who sent a statement with Girls showrunner Jenni Konner to The Hollywood Reporter defending Miller. Konner and Dunham alleged that Perrineau's allegations against Miller were completely false.
Many on Twitter were quick to point out that Dunham coming to the defense of an accused predator stands in clear contrast to her previous statements supporting those coming forward to report their abusers. You can read Dunham's THR statement here and the responses to her statement below.
Update at 8:30 p.m. on 11/18
Lena Dunham has responded to the criticism, stating that she "naively believed it was important to share" her perspective. You can read her full statement in the tweet immediately below.
Lena Dunham doesn't believe her white male friend raped her black female costar? Color me shocked. Almost like white feminism is really only about uplifting and supporting white women as they pursue their ultimate capitalistic goals of sharing the role with men as oppressors.— 🌲Merry Katmas🌲 (@kat_blaque) November 18, 2017
Of course they fucking are. Lena Dunham and her ilk are perfect examples of opportunist white feminism. She doesn't exactly have a stellar record in confronting those within her circle. And citing false rape accusations in his defense? Disgusting. https://t.co/nXD7M5bvoD— Melissa (@somehowfurious) November 18, 2017
lena dunham: women coming forward about sexual assault are so important this is so necessary but only if it's about a known scumbag and not someone i know personally, please— jor (@menopausekink) November 18, 2017