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Lena Dunham was so quick to jump out and claim that Aurora Perrineau, a Black/bi-racialwoman, was lying on Girls writer, Murray Miller, when she said he raped her. But it seems. if we had to point to a liar in this situation, Miller might be your guy.

According to Variety, Miller retracted part of his claims against Perrineau.

When Miller was first accused of the rape, his attorneys released a statement denying the allegations against Miller and saying, “After being contacted several weeks ago by lawyers who—on Ms. Perrineau’s behalf—sought substantial monetary damages from him, Mr. Miller’s legal team gathered overwhelming evidence directly contradicting these false and offensive claims. Only after her demands for money were rebuffed did Ms. Perrineau go to the police.”

During all of this, Girls creator Lena Dunham stepped forward to essentially call Perrineau a liar, simply because Miller is her friend. While I understand loyalties, as a feminist and a woman who was not with either Perrineau or Miller during the alleged assault, it wasn’t her place to step forward sharing her personal thoughts on the case. Not only was it not her place, it completely goes against the feminist moniker she so proudly wears. And given Dunham’s history, it’s no surprise that it took a Black/bi-racial victim of sexual assault for her to change her tune.

Now, Donald Walerstein and Matthew Walerstein say the claim that Perrineau demanded money is incorrect.

“In a previous statement to the media, we stated that Ms. Perrineau sought substantial monetary damages from our client Murray Miller. Neither Ms. Perrineau nor her attorney have ever made a demand for money. Our previous above statement was incorrect and the result of a good-faith misunderstanding.”

Wasn’t no misunderstanding, B. Someone is lying here. Either Miller lied to his attorneys, saying Perrineau asked him for some money, or his attorneys lied to the media. Give the fact the attorneys are the one who issued the retraction, I’d guess it’s the former and not the latter.

Lena picked the wrong one to defend. The case hasn’t even gotten to court yet and already Miller’s story is falling apart.

 

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days” and the creator of the website NoSugarNoCreamMag. You can follow her on Facebook and on Instagram and Twitter @VDubShrug.
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