Lena Dunham, creator of the HBO collection “Ladies,” is apologizing to a girl who accused a author on her present of rape.
Dunham, 32, revealed an essay Wednesday in The Hollywood Reporter addressed to “Passengers” actress Aurora Perrineau. In it, she apologizes for defending author Murray Miller, saying she did “one thing inexcusable.”
Perrineau filed a police report alleging Miller sexually assaulted her after an evening out in Los Angeles in 2012, The Wrap reported.
“I wakened in Murray’s mattress bare,” Perrineau mentioned in an announcement for a polygraph take a look at she took in September, the positioning reported. “He was on high of me having sexual activity with me. At no time did I consent to any sexual contact with Murray.”
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Throughout their evening out, Perrineau mentioned she “repeatedly” advised Miller she was 17.
Dunham got here underneath hearth for defending Miller after the declare grew to become public. She and “Ladies” co-showrunner Jenni Konner issued a joint assertion to The Hollywood Reporter that they have been assured the “accusation is likely one of the three % of assault instances which can be misreported yearly.”
Dunham is now taking again her protection.
“There are few acts I may ever remorse extra on this life,” she wrote. “I did not have the ‘insider data’ I claimed however somewhat blind religion in a narrative that saved slipping and altering and revealed itself to imply nothing in any respect. I wished to really feel my office and my world have been protected, untouched by the surface world (a privilege in and of itself, the privilege of ignoring what hasn’t damage you) and I claimed that security at price to another person, somebody very particular.”
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The “Ladies” star wrote she considered Perrineau “on daily basis this yr” and can “work to proper that improper.”
“Transferring ahead from trauma isn’t straightforward, however there are courageous girls doing it for us,” Dunham mentioned. “All we have now to do is hear.”
Miller has denied the allegations towards him and mentioned Perrineau was demanding cash from him. He later retracted his claims final yr.
Fox Information’ Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this report.