Gawker Thinks It Found Lena Dunham’s Alleged Rapist… And He’s A Democrat

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Media gossip site Gawker claims to have found out who was actually the man who allegedly raped comedienne Lena Dunham while she was a student at Oberlin College. But despite her book’s description of her rapist as the “resident conservative,” the man fingered by Gawker appears to be a registered Democrat. (RELATED: Who, If Anyone, Raped Lena Dunham?)

Breitbart’s John Nolte already demonstrated that much of the information about Dunham’s rapist in her book, “Not That Kind Of Girl,” was blatantly false. Dunham herself was forced to apologize for writing an account that falsely pointed the finger at a prominent Oberlin conservative named “Barry.”

But Gawker identified another man using Dunham’s original 2012 book proposal, which contained a significantly different description of her alleged rapist. The extra details, such as the fact that he was Jewish and the son of an NPR host, point the finger at another easily identifiable individual. (RELATED: Random House Apologizes To Lena Dunham’s Victim, Offering Cash In Exchange For Charitable Donation)

In both the finished book and the 2012 book proposal, Dunham identified her rapist as a Republican. But Gawker noted there was no evidence pointing to him being a Republican. In fact…

“There is at least one discrepancy between the proposal and what we know about [the accused], however. According to public records, [the accused] did not affiliate with either major political party until 2012, when he formally registered as a Democrat. Unlike the character in Dunham’s memoir, he does not appear to have ever been an on-the-book Republican—though it’s certainly possible he identified as one without ever filing the proper paperwork.

Given Dunham’s history of fabricating details about her alleged rape (and given that it IS Gawker), Gawker’s scoop ought to be taken with a grain of salt. But if true, it raises the question of why Dunham felt the need to change her alleged rapist’s political affiliation.

[h/t Gawker]

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