Lena Dunham expressed doubt over campaigning for Hillary Clinton after she found out how the family handled Bill Clinton’s sex scandals, a report published Wednesday claims.
According to the New York Times, Dunham told her dinner guests a few months ago that she was “disturbed” to learn that the Clintons attempted to discredit the women who accused Bill of sexual assault.
“She told the guests, at the Park Avenue apartment of Richard Plepler, the chief executive of HBO, that she was disturbed by how, in the 1990s, the Clintons and their allies discredited women who said they had had sexual encounters with or been sexually assaulted by former President Bill Clinton,” the Times reports.
“The conversation, relayed by several people with knowledge of the discussion who would speak about it only anonymously, captures the deeper debate unfolding among liberal-leaning women about how to reconcile Mrs. Clinton’s leadership on women’s issues with her past involvement in her husband’s efforts to fend off accusations of sexual misconduct.” (VIDEO: Hillary Clinton To Lena Dunham: ‘I’m Puzzled When Women Aren’t Feminists’)
A spokeswoman for Dunham told the Times that she is “fully supportive of Hillary Clinton and her track record for protecting women.” She added that the description of her comments at the dinner party was a “total mischaracterization.”
Dunham recently stumped for Hillary in New Hampshire while wearing a red, white and blue dress with the word “Hillary” across the front. (RELATED: Lena Dunham To Campaign For Hillary Clinton In Iowa)
Numerous women have accused the former president of sexual assault, including Juanita Broaddrick, the Arkansas woman who says he raped her in 1978 and recently accused Hillary of “silencing her.”