Lena has apologized after going on a self-proclaimed ‘spiral of rage’ in response to allegations that she molested her younger sister. The accusations came after excerpts from her book, ‘Not That Kind Of Girl,’ revealed she was fascinated by her younger sibling’s vagina.
Lena Dunham, 28, has received plenty of praise over her recent memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, but she also received some backlash. In her book, the Girls actress described events in which she touched her sister’s genitalia and bribed her for kisses. Lena wrote these experiences off as being a “weird 7-year-old”, but the public had quite a different opinion.
Lena Dunham Apologizes For Sexual Abuse Controversy: Author Addresses Scandal
Lena was both upset and disgusted about the allegations, claiming she molested her younger sister, Grace, as a child. After a series of angry tweets, Lena finally released an apologetic statement to Time:
“I am dismayed over the recent interpretation of events described in my book Not That Kind of Girl. 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. As for my sibling, Grace, she is my best friend, and anything I have written about her has been published with her approval.”
Lena Dunham Responds To Sexual Abuse Allegations
In case you missed it, in Lena’s new memoir, Not That Kind of Girl, she candidly wrote about bribing Grace with candy in exchange for kisses.
“Basically, anything a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl I was trying,” Lena wrote.
She also shared that at age 7, she examined her sister’s vagina out of curiosity, and she even spoke about masturbating at 17-years-old while her sister was in bed with her.
Lena initially defended her statement and her actions by saying: “If you were a little kid and never looked at another little kid’s vagina, well, congrats to you.”
However, the public, including many right-winged blogs, did not take her story so lightly, and claim that her behavior towards her sister was sexual abuse.
We’re sure that Lena meant well, but this entire situation might be a little too controversial for our taste. So we’ll let you guys decide.
Do you think that Lena was misunderstood, HollywoodLifers? Or was she totally in the wrong? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
— Kindra Bailey