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Lena Dunham Blasts Critics Over Molestation Accusations, Threatens Legal Action

Lena Dunham Blasts Critics Over Molestation Accusations, Threatens Legal Action


Lena Dunham has fired back at critics who have accused her of molesting her younger sister as a child, based on an excerpt from her new autobiography, and is now threatening to sue Truth Revolt, the outlet that originally printed the story.

The Girls creator/star details a moment when she was seven years old and wondering if her then one-year-old sister, Grace, had the same genitals as she did, in the memoir Not That Kind of Girl.

Dunham writes, “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!’

“My mother didn’t bother asking why I had opened Grace’s vagina. This was within the spectrum of things I did. She just on her knees and looked for herself. It quickly became apparent that Grace had stuffed six or seven pebbles in there. My mother removed them patiently while Grace cackled, thrilled that her prank had been a success.”

However, critics have pinpointed this passage, with one conservative political blogger accusing Dunham of molesting her sibling, in an article posted on Truth Revolt, titled “Lena Dunham Describes Sexually Abusing Her Little Sister”.

Dunham has since hit back at the allegations, taking to Twitter on Saturday to slam the critics, and wrote, “The right wing news story that I molested my little sister isn’t just LOL (laugh out loud) – it’s really f**king upsetting and disgusting. And by the way, if you were a little kid and never looked at another little kid’s vagina, well, congrats to you.”

She continues, “Usually this is stuff I can ignore but don’t demean sufferers, don’t twist my words, back the f**k up bros (brothers). I told a story about being a weird 7-year-old. I bet you have some too, old men, that I’d rather not hear. And yes, this is a rage spiral. Sometimes I get so mad I burn right up. Also I wish my sister wasn’t laughing so hard.”

Lena has now threatened to take legal action against Truth Revolt unless they remove the article and apologize for printing it, but the site has stated that it doesn’t intend to do so.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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