Shortly after actress Aurora Perrineau claimed last year that “Girls” writer and producer Murray Miller raped her in 2012, the HBO series’ star Lena Dunham published a letter claiming she had “insider information” about the claim that would clear the Miller of any wrongdoing.
Dunham soon retracted the statement, describing it as “absolutely the wrong time” to defend her friend.
This week, she admitted the initial claim was based on a lie and offered an apology to Perrineau.
“There are few acts I could ever regret more in this life,” she wrote.
Later in the statement, she admitted she “didn’t have the ‘insider information'” she described, but was instead relying on “blind faith in a story that kept slipping and changing and revealed itself to mean nothing at all.”
In addition to the ill-timed statement, Dunham also received some backlash from fellow feminists who saw a racial component to her decision not to believe the black actress.