Lena Dunham has been forced to issue an apology, after she seemed to defend Girls writer and colleague Murray Miller of alleged sexual assault.
Murray Miller was accused of sexually assaulting actress Aurora Perrineau when she was just 17 years old back in 2012, but both Lena Dunham and Girls executive producer Jenni Konner were quick to defend him, much to the disapproval of social media.
Lena Dunham has now gone back on her initial statement, and issued another slightly more PC one…
“As feminists, we live and die by our politics, and believing women is the first choice we make every single day when we wake up,” she began on Twitter.
“I naively believed it was important to share my perspective on my friend’s situation”
“Therefore I never thought I would issue a statement publically supporting someone accused of sexual assault but 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.
“I now understand that it was absolutely the wrong time to come forward with such a statement and I am so sorry.”
“I now understand that it was absolutely the wrong time to come forward with such a statement and I am so sorry. We have been given the gift of powerful voices and by speaking out we were putting our thumb on the scale and it was wrong.
“We regret this decision with every fibre to our being.”
Do you think Lena was right to issue a retraction?