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“Girls “ Star Lena Dunham Speaks Out Over She Sexually Abused her Sister

November 5, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
“Girls “ Star Lena Dunham Speaks Out Over She Sexually Abused her Sister Image courtesy of nationalreview.com

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For the second time in a week, actress Lena Dunham has come out to discredit claims she sexually abused her little sister, which were based on a childhood story published in her recently released book Not That Kind of Girl, according to the Daily Mail.

In a statement to Time magazine on Tuesday the creator and star of HBO’s Girls says she is ‘dismayed’ over how the website Truth Revolt assumed the essay about looking at her then year-old sister Grace’s vagina out of curiosity when she was seven.

Dunham said, “First and foremost, I want to be very clear that I do not condone any kind of abuse under any circumstances,
Childhood sexual abuse is a life-shattering event for so many, and I have been vocal about the rights of survivors. ”

She continued, “‘If the situations described in my book have been painful or triggering for people to read, I am sorry, as that was never my intention. I am also aware that the comic use of the term “sexual predator” was insensitive, and I’m sorry for that as well,’

Dunham added that her sister is her best friend and supported her publishing the childhood memory in her book.

She is now reportedly threatening to sue Truth Revolt which last week published a story saying the essay was evidence of sexual abuse.

In light of the allegations, Dunham has cancelled two appearances on her book tour scheduled this week in Belgium and Germany saying it is due to health issues.

On Monday, Dunham posted on tweeter that she was ‘deeply sorry’ to miss the Antwerp Book Fair and a signing in Berlin, adding that she’s ‘so grateful for your energy and support’.

Last week,Truth Revolt excerpted a portion from Lena’s new book about her childhood curiosity with the female reproductive system and labelled it ‘unsettling’ and ‘disturbing’.

Today, that website claims that Lena is threatening to sue them if they don’t remove the article she claims is ‘false and defamatory’ and publish an apology note.

The website adamantly declined, and editor Ben Shapiro wrote another article explaining why they would not heed to the demands of Lena’s lawyers.

We refuse to withdraw our story or apologize for running it, because quoting a woman’s book does not constitute a “false” story, even if she is a prominent actress and left-wing activist.

‘Lena Dunham may not like our interpretation of her book, but unfortunately for her and her attorneys, she wrote that book – and the First Amendment covers a good deal of material she may not like, the article reads.

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