Lena Dunham admits that she lied to discredit the rape charge with the actor Aurora Perrineau - The Independent

Lena Dunham admitted to having lied about the extent of her knowledge of a rape charge by actor Aurora Perrineau against Girls the writer Murray Miller.

Perrineau came forward last year to say that in 2012, when he was 17, Miller – which includes production credits King of the Hill is American father – he brought her and some friends to his house, where he later woke up with him "having sex with me".

"At no time did I consent to any sexual contact with Murray," he said The Wrap, after presenting a police report on the alleged assault.

Miller denied the allegations. Dunham and his co-runner runner Jenni Konner issued a statement the same day that the indictment against Miller, who attempted to discredit Perrineau, emerged.

"While our first instinct is to listen to the history of every woman, our privileged knowledge of Murray's situation makes us confident that unfortunately this accusation is one of 3 percent of the cases of aggression that are erroneously reported each year", have He said.

"It's a real shame to add to that number, because outside of Hollywood women continue to struggle to be believed, we're close to Murray and that's all we'll say about this problem."

Dunham withdrew the statement shortly after its publication, after which caused a great fanfare by critics who exalted his feminism and accused her of defending only white women who came forward with stories of #MeToo.

In August it was reported that Miller would not be charged.

A year later, in an open letter published in The Hollywood Reporter, Dunham has written a longer form essay that apologizes directly to Perrineau.

In a brief sentence several paragraphs into the essay, she revealed: "I didn't have the 'insider information' I claimed but rather blind faith in a story that kept slipping and changing and revealed itself to mean nothing at all. I wanted to feel my workplace and my world were safe, untouched by the outside world."

"There are few acts I could ever regret more in this life," she said, adding: "To Aurora: You have been on my mind and in my heart every day this year. I love you. I will always love you. I will always work to right that wrong. In that way, you have made me a better woman and a better feminist.

"You shouldn't have been given that job in addition to your other burdens but here we are, and here am I asking: How do we move forward? Not just you and I but all of us, living in the gray space between admission and vindication."

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