Yesterday, we reported that Lena Dunham had released a statement defending Murray Miller, a writer and producer who had worked on Girls and had recently been accused of sexual assault by actress Aurora Perrineau. Dunham’s decision to stand by her friend instead of trusting the accuser was immediately met with a huge backlash, most notably because of a tweet from August in which she said that “women don’t lie” about rape.
Today, Dunham apologized for defending Miller, saying she “naively believed” it was a good idea for her to share her own perspective on what her friend was going though. She now recognizes that it was “absolutely the wrong time to come forward with such a statement,” saying that “every woman who comes forward deserves to be heard, fully and completely.” She also apologized to “any women who have been disappointed.”
You can read her statement below.