‘Girls’ author Murray Miller, proper, denies allegations made by actress Aurora Perrineau. He’s seen right here with Audrey Gelman, left, and ‘Girls’ creator and star Lena Dunham, who issued a press release in help of him.(Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky, BFA/REX/Shutterstock)
Actress Aurora Perrineau Friday went to police to accuse Girls author Murray Miller of committing badual badault in 2012, in accordance with The Wrap, which first reported the story
Perrineau, who was 17 on the time of the alleged incident detailed in The Wrap, filed a report on the West Hollywood station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Sgt. Nelson Rios confirmed to USA TODAY. He mentioned the matter is being referred to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Rios wouldn’t verify the character of Perrineau’s allegations.
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Miller’s lawyer, Matthew B. Walerstein, despatched USA TODAY a press release wherein his consumer denied Perrineau’s allegations:
“Mr. Miller categorically and vehemently denies Ms. Perrineau’s outrageous claims. After being contacted several weeks ago by lawyers who — on Ms. Perrineau’s behalf — sought substantial monetary damages from him, Mr. Miller’s legal team gathered overwhelming evidence directly contradicting these false and offensive claims.”
The badertion continues: “Only after her demands for money were rebuffed did Ms. Perrineau go to the police. Mr. Miller looks forward to sharing all evidence and information with any and all authorities seeking the truth in this matter.”
Walerstein wouldn’t verify particular claims made by Perrineau.
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Perrineau, who has appeared in Pbadengers and Jem and the Holograms, is the daughter of actor Harold Perrineau (Claws, Lost).
Girls creator and star Lena Dunham and govt producer Jenni Konner issued a press release Friday in help of Miller that was offered to USA TODAY by Dunham publicist Cindi Berger.
The badertion reads: “During the windfall of deeply necessary accusations over the last few months in Hollywood, we have been thrilled to see so many women’s voices heard and dark experiences in this industry justified. It’s a hugely important time of change and, like every feminist in Hollywood and beyond, we celebrate.”
It continues: “But during every time of change there are also incidences of the culture, in its enthusiasm and zeal, taking down the wrong targets. We believe, having worked closely with him for more than half a decade, that this is the case with Murray Miller. While our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3% of badault cases that are misreported every year.”
The badertion concludes: “It is a true shame to add to that number, as outside of Hollywood women still struggle to be believed. We stand by Murray and this is all we’ll be saying about this issue.”
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