Girls' Lena Dunham has issued a "cease and desist" letter to conservative media watchdog group TruthRevolt, after the website posted an excerpt from the actress' memoir - Not That Kind of Girl - and accused her of sexually abusing her younger sister when she was a child.
Here is one of the direct passages from Dunham's book, which sparked outcry:
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!”
Dunham demanded TruthRevolt remove the article accusing her of sexually abusing her sister and print and sign something that essentially says that the story is false.
The actress had went on a self-described Twitter “rage spiral” in response to the allegations, which describe her "experimenting sexually with her younger sister Grace, whom she says she attempted to persuade to kiss her doing "anything a sexual predator might do."
An interesting debate, sure. But despite their name, TruthRevolt twisted Lena Dunham's words: The original TruthRevolt article said that Dunham was seventeen during the incident when she was actually seven. After retracting their inaccuracies, they still argued that Lena should still be held accountable for being proud of such a graphic personal experience...
To claim that she is an abuser and should be prosecuted as an adult for her actions, not just as a minor, but as a child, is certainly controversial.
What d'you think? Should Lena rip 'em to pieces?
Lena Dunham's "sexual abuse" story...