The apology comes from when the Girls creator lied and discredited the actress after she accused a writer of the show of raping her.
On Wednesday, Lena Dunham penned an essay about women in Hollywood where she also apologized to actress Aurora Perrineau, who filed a police report accusing Girls writer and executive producer Murray Miller of sexual assault back in 2017.
At the time, Dunham said Perrineau made up the accusation and accused her of trying to extract money from Murray.
“While our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year,” Dunahm said previously. “…It is a true shame to add to that number, as outside of Hollywood women still struggle to be believed. We stand by Murray and this is all we’ll be saying about this issue.”
“And so I made a terrible mistake,” she said in the recent essay published on The Hollywood Reporter. “When someone I knew, someone I had loved as a brother, was accused, I did something inexcusable: I publicly spoke up in his defense. There are few acts I could ever regret more in this life. I didn’t have the ‘insider information’ I claimed but rather blind faith in a story that kept slipping and changing and revealed itself to mean nothing at all.”
“To Aurora: You have been on my mind and in my heart every day this year,” she continued. “I love you. I will always love you. I will always work to right that wrong. In that way, you have made me a better woman and a better feminist.”
The apology has been criticized on social media with many not only displeased with Dunham admitting she lied but also claiming to have evolved as a person at the expense of what she did to Perrineau.
lena dunham admitted to lying to discredit a BLACK WOMAN rape victim specifically. https://t.co/AahlZ9ogIL
— esta cuerpa tropical🌴 (@bad_dominicana) December 6, 2018
Wait so Lena Dunham flat out lied to try and quash her friend's assault allegations and then trotted out the accuser and her mother and called the incident her greatest moment of evolution? Get the fuck.
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) December 6, 2018
Source: The Hollywood Reporter