TV actress and author Lena Dunham has stated publicly defending a author on her present Women after he was accused of rape was “a horrible mistake”.
Writing in The Hollywood Reporter, Dunham apologised for talking up for Murray Miller out of “blind religion”.
She initially spoke about it final November after Miller was accused of assaulting an actress when she was 17.
Miller has at all times denied the “outrageous” allegations, and in August prosecutors determined to not cost him.
The Los Angeles County District Legal professional’s workplace did not pursue a prosecution due to the expiry of the statute of limitations and “inconsistencies and the delay in reporting”, The Wrap reported in August.
Dunham, writing as visitor editor of The Hollywood Reporter’s Ladies in Hollywood version, defined why she initially stated she had “insider data” that made her consider the accusation was false.
“When somebody I knew, somebody I had beloved as a brother, was accused, I did one thing inexcusable: I publicly spoke up in his defence,” she wrote.
“There are few acts I might ever remorse extra on this life. I did not have the ‘insider info’ I claimed however quite blind religion in a narrative that saved slipping and altering and revealed itself to imply nothing in any respect.”
She added: “It is painful to understand that, whereas I believed I used to be self-aware, I had really internalised the dominant male agenda that asks us to defend it it doesn’t matter what, defend it it doesn’t matter what, child it it doesn’t matter what.”
Dunham felt a fierce backlash final yr after publishing her unique assertion, which was written collectively together with her fellow Women showrunner Jenni Konner.
She then apologised, saying it was “completely the improper time to come back ahead with such a press release”.
On the time, Mr Miller’s lawyer, Don Walerstein, stated his shopper “categorically and vehemently denies” the allegations.
He additionally stated his authorized crew had “overwhelming proof straight contradicting these false and offensive claims”.