Lena Dunham has spoken out against allegations that she molested her sister. Dunham targeted what she called the “right-wing” media for accusing her of the act.
Articles in The National Review and Truth Revolt accused the Girls star of sexually abusing her younger sister. These accusations come from a segment in Dunham’s new memoir where she discussed exploring her younger sister’s body and kissing her when she was a baby.
“One day, as I sat in our driveway in Long Island playing with blocks and buckets,” Dunham writes in her books Not That Kind Of Girl, “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.” Dunham goes further explaining her relationship. “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… What I really wanted, beyond affection, was to feel that she needed me, that she was helpless without her big sister leading her through the world.”
After the two media outlets jumped on Dunham and accused her of sexual molestation, Dunham took to Twitter. She tweeted “The right wing news story that I molested my little sister isn’t just LOL- it’s really f**king upsetting and disgusting.” Dunham tweeted several other responses, calling her story just something a “weird 7-year old” would do.
Some fans of Lena Dunham took to her defense, dismissing the story as something kids do at a certain age. However, some responses on Twitter were not accepting of Dunham’s response, claiming what she did is not weird, but a form of pedophilia.[photo credit: david_shankbone]
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