“Girls” creator Lena Dunham defended herself from accusations that she sexually molested her younger sister, as the conservative website Truth Revolt alleged, based on a passage from Dunham’s new nonfiction book, “Not That Kind of Girl,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The accusation is based on an incident she relates when she was 7 and her sister was a toddler, the story notes. Dunham writes in the book passage: “One day, as I sat in our driveway in Long Island playing with blocks and buckets, my curiosity got the best of me. Grace was sitting up, babbling and smiling, and I leaned down between her legs and carefully spread open her vagina. She didn’t resist and when I saw what was inside I shrieked.
“My mother came running. ‘Mama, Mama! Grace has something in there!’
“My mother didn’t bother asking why I had opened Grace’s vagina. This was within the spectrum of things I did. She just got on her knees and looked for herself. It quickly became apparent that Grace had stuffed six or seven pebbles in there. My mother removed them patiently while Grace cackled, thrilled that her prank had been a success.”
Truth Revolt focused on the passage, writing a story with the headline, “Lena Dunham Describes Sexually Abusing Her Little Sister.”
Dunham responded with a series of posts on Twitter, writing: “The right wing news story that I molested my little sister isn’t just LOL- it’s really fucking upsetting and disgusting.”
She added: “Usually this is stuff I can ignore but don’t demean sufferers, don’t twist my words, back the fuck up bros.”