Lena Dunham says defending accused writer was 'a terrible mistake'

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Dunham mentioned she had “internalised the dominant male schedule that asks us to protect it it doesn’t matter what”

TV actress and author Lena Dunham has mentioned publicly protecting a author on her display Ladies after he used to be accused of rape used to be “a horrible mistake”.

Writing in The Hollywood Reporter, Dunham apologised for talking up for Murray Miller out of “blind religion”.

She at the start spoke about it final November after Miller used to be accused of assaulting an actress when she used to be 17.

Miller has at all times denied the “outrageous” allegations, and in August prosecutors determined to not price him.

The Los Angeles County District Lawyer’s administrative center did not pursue a prosecution as a result of the expiry of the statute of barriers and “inconsistencies and the prolong in reporting”, The Wrap reported in August.

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Murray Miller’s attorney mentioned he had “overwhelming proof” to end up his innocence

Dunham, writing as visitor editor of The Hollywood Reporter’s Ladies in Hollywood version, defined why she at the start mentioned she had “insider wisdom” that made her imagine the accusation used to be false.

“When somebody I knew, somebody I had liked as a brother, used to be accused, I did one thing inexcusable: I publicly spoke up in his defence,” she wrote.

“There are few acts I may just ever be apologetic about extra on this lifestyles. I did not have the ‘insider data’ I claimed however quite blind religion in a tale that saved slipping and converting and published itself to imply not anything in any respect.”

She added: “It is painful to understand that, whilst I believed I used to be self-aware, I had in fact internalised the dominant male schedule that asks us to protect it it doesn’t matter what, give protection to it it doesn’t matter what, child it it doesn’t matter what.”

Dunham felt a fierce backlash final 12 months after publishing her unique remark, which used to be written collectively together with her fellow Ladies showrunner Jenni Konner.

She then apologised, announcing it used to be “the absolute unsuitable time to come back ahead with any such remark”.

On the time, Mr Miller’s attorney, Don Walerstein, mentioned his consumer “categorically and vehemently denies” the allegations.

He additionally mentioned his criminal staff had “overwhelming proof without delay contradicting those false and offensive claims”.

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