Lena Dunham Addresses Abuse Allegations With Official Statement
Childhood sexual abuse is a life-shattering event for so many, and I have been vocal about the rights of survivors. 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 â€œsexual predatorâ€ was insensitive, and Iâ€™m sorry for that as well.
I’m not surprised that people find the passages of her book disturbing, because I found them disturbing, too. Mostly because I thought they were odd anecdotes to share; but I really don’t feel comfortable calling a seven-year-old a child molester.Â I find the willingness to follow the narrative of a misogynist like Kevin D. Williamson even more disturbing than the passages of the book themselves. This is a man who hates women. This is a man who implied women who have abortions should be hanged. This is a man who definitely has an agenda.
I have not read the book. I just know that not a peep was made about these passages until we all decided we would view them through the eyes of a right-wing misogynist. And I’m not comfortable with that.
Here is her sister’s response, while we’re at it:
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