TV actress and author Lena Dunham has mentioned 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 Lawyer’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 Girls in Hollywood version, defined why she initially mentioned she had “insider data” that made her imagine the accusation was false.
“When somebody I knew, somebody I had cherished as a brother, was accused, I did one thing inexcusable: I publicly spoke up in his defence,” she wrote.
“There are few acts I may ever remorse extra on this life. I did not have the ‘insider data’ I claimed however moderately 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 grasp 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 unsuitable time to return ahead with such a press release”.
On the time, Mr Miller’s lawyer, Don Walerstein, mentioned his consumer “categorically and vehemently denies” the allegations.
He additionally mentioned his authorized group had “overwhelming proof instantly contradicting these false and offensive claims”.