Lena Dunham defended a male producer on her show “Girls” who was accused of rape Friday, despite previously saying that women do not lie about rape.
Dunham released a statement reading in part, “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 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year.”
“It is a true shame to add to that number, as outside of Hollywood women still struggle to be believed. We stand by Murray and this is all we’ll be saying about this issue,” the statement added.
This comes after Lena Dunham claimed in August that women do not make false rape accusations, tweeting, “Things women do lie about: what they ate for lunch. Things women don’t lie about: rape.”
Murray Miller, a producer on Dunham’s show “Girls,” was accused of rape by a Aurora Perrineau, who alleges that she once “woke up in Murray’s bed naked.” (RELATED: Producer For Lena Dunham’s Show ‘Girls’ Accused Of Rape)
In a police report filed Friday, she claimed, “He was on top of me having sexual intercourse with me. At no time did I consent to any sexual contact with Murray.”
Miller denies this and claims that Perrineau was after money from him. He claims to have “overwhelming evidence directly contradicting these false and offensive claims.”