Lena Dunham Threatens to Sue Over Sex Abuse Allegations

Nov 5, 2014  •  Post A Comment

“Girls” creator Lena Dunham is threatening to sue a conservative organization that alleged the actress sexually molested her little sister when they were children, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Dunham’s attorney wrote a letter that threatens to sue Truth Revolt for “millions of dollars” because its story alleged an incident recounted in Dunham’s book “Not That Kind of Girl” described “sexually abusing her little sister” and called it “anything a sexual predator might do.”

“The story is false, fabricated, and has the obvious tendency to subject my client to ridicule, and to injure her in her occupation,” attorney Charles Harder wrote in the “cease and desist” letter to Truth Revolt.

Ben Shapiro, who runs Truth Revolt, said he had no comment on the letter. On Truth Revolt’s website, the publication said, “We refuse to withdraw our story or apologize for running it, because quoting a woman’s book does not constitute a ‘false’ story, even if she is a prominent actress and left-wing activist.”

It added, “Lena Dunham may not like our interpretation of her book, but unfortunately for her and her attorneys, she wrote that book — and the First Amendment covers a good deal of material she may not like.”

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  1. Good, I hope she does. Conservative sites, Fox News, The Koch Brothers PACs, and Karl Rove’s PACs need to learn they cannot continue to take one piece of information and make it into something it is not. They are doing this country harm, not good.

  2. How do you sue over something that would be considered abuse in a book you yourself wrote?

  3. Shame on Truth Revolt for exactly quoting here when she said:
    “As she [sister Grace] grew, I took to bribing her for her time and affection: one dollar in quarters if I could do her makeup like a “motorcycle chick.” Three pieces of candy if I could kiss her on the lips for five seconds. Whatever she wanted to watch on TV if she would just “relax on me.” Basically, anything a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl I was trying.”

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