Lena Dunham attends Lenny 2nd Anniversary Party in September in New York.(Photo: Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images)
Lena Dunham is apologizing mbadive time. But will or not it’s sufficient?
The creator and star of HBO’s Girls regrets having weighed in on a case involving her pal and sequence author Murray Miller, who’s accused of badual badault.
After actress Aurora Perrineau on Friday went to police to accuse Miller of committing badual badault in 2012, Dunham and govt producer Jenni Konner issued an announcement Friday in help of Miller.
Their authentic badertion referred to the present wave of reviews of badual badault and misconduct in Hollywood and praises girls for talking out about their experiences. Then Dunham and Konner forged doubt on accusations made by Perrineau, the daughter of actor Harold Perrineau (Lost, Claws), towards their colleague.
It learn: “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 concluded: “We stand by Murray and this is all we’ll be saying about this issue.”
But by Saturday night, Dunham was expressing remorse: About the timing of the badertion of help.
The star, an activist who is commonly outspoken on social media about girls’s points, posted a message of apology on Twitter.
“I naively believed it was essential to share my perspective on my pal’s scenario because it has transpired behind the scenes over the previous couple of months. I now perceive that it was completely the unsuitable time to come back ahead with such an announcement and I’m so sorry,”
Dunham continued: “We have been given the reward of highly effective voices and by talking out we had been placing our thumb on the size and it was unsuitable. We remorse this determination with each fiber to our being.”
The message concluded: ““Every girl who comes ahead deserves to be heard, totally and fully, and our relationship to the accused shouldn’t be a part of the calculation anybody makes when inspecting her case. … We apologize to any girl who’ve been disenchanted.”
Reaction was swift. Actress Haley Ramm (Chasing Life, Mistresses, Notorious) wrote, “An ideal instance of claiming sorry simply to make an apology. Too late..colours have been proven, babe.”
An ideal instance of claiming sorry simply to make an apology. Too late..colours have been proven, babe.
— Haley Ramm (@halesbells) November 19, 2017
What We Lose creator Zinzi Clemmons introduced on social media early Sunday that she would cease writing for Dunham’s weekly on-line e-newsletter, Lenny Letter. And mentioned, “It is time for girls of coloration — black girls specifically — to divest from Lena Dunham.”
In a prolonged Facebook put up, Clemmons wrote, “As a results of Lena Dunham’s statements, I’ve determined that I’ll now not write for Lenny Letter. For all you writers who’re outraged about what she did, I encourage you to do the identical. Especially girls of coloration. She can’t have our phrases if she can’t respect us. To eradicate any doubt, I do know precisely who Lena Dunham is — who she was earlier than she was well-known —and have for years.”
Clemmons is Dunham’s modern and wrote that she knew Dunham’s circle in school. The author says that that they had mutual buddies and goes on to explain her experiences with a few of them.
About quitting Lenny, Clemmons wrote, “I had one reservation on this determination, and that’s that there are a lot of unbelievable girls who work for Lenny, two of whom have supported my work with such selfless care. I might apologize to them for this determination, however I am not doing that anymore. Their boss betrayed them by her actions, and it was unsuitable for her to make them select between their authors and supporting their boss. They deserve so a lot better.”
She concluded: “Let’s maintain Lena accountable, and to me which means sacrificing some consolation and somewhat bit of money, on this second.”
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