Lena Dunham is again denying allegations that she sexually molested her baby sister, Grace, despite admitting to the deviant behavior in her new book, Not That Kind of Girl. At this point, we know exactly what kind of girl Dunham really is: the kind who gets naked on TV to boost ratings, rapes children and threatens to sue conservative news sites for quoting her in her own words. What a charmer.
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Dunham made the following statement to Time Magazine on Tuesday:
“First and foremost, I want to be very clear that I do not condone any kind of abuse under any circumstances. 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 ‘sexual predator’ was insensitive, and I’m sorry for that as well.”
Despite this “apology,” Dunham is still actively threatening to sue Truth Revolt, the conservative website which broke the story about the ‘Girls’ actress admitting to molesting her sister in her book. Of course, a lawsuit of this nature would hold absolutely no weight in court, as Dunham was quoted directly by a journalist for the site.
The leftwing activist admitted to acting as a “sexual predator,” writing in Not That Kind of Girl:
“As [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 to do woo a small suburban girl I was trying.”
Truth Revolt called the passage “unsettling” and “disturbing,” which is quite generous. Still, Dunham was appalled that anyone would take issue with her behavior. In response to her threats of a lawsuit, editor Ben Shapiro countered by defending his publication. Shapiro stated:
“We refuse. 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. 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.
If Ms. Dunham says that our quotations from her book were “false,” or that our interpretation of those events was libelous under the law, then we look forward to asking her, in her deposition, about why they appeared in her book.
We also look forward to asking her why she believes it is now appropriate for a 28-year-old woman to make light of opening her baby sister’s vagina, paying her with candies for prolonged kisses on the lips in the manner of a “sexual predator,” or masturbating in bed next to her prepubescent sister.”
The sexual abuse scandal has apparently taken its toll on Dunham’s health, as she has cancelled two stops on her international tour promoting Not That Kind of Girl. Citing health issues, she cancelled appearances in Belgium and Germany.
One thing is for sure: if Lena Dunham were not a Hollywood leftist, the reaction to claims made in her book would have been much different. If a conservative were admitting to molesting their younger sibling, the liberal community would be having a field day. Instead, right-wing news sites are being accused of blasphemy for directly quoting the actress. The most absurd aspect of this scandal is not the sexual abuse, but the media’s portrayal of it.
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H/T: Daily Mail