Lena Dunham May Sue Over Sexual Abuse Claims for Good Reason
In what shouldn't come as shocking news, it looks like Girls star Lena Dunham might be taking legal action over claims that she sexually assaulted her younger sister, Grace Dunham. Per Truth Revolt, the publication supposedly received a cease and desist letter from the author of Not That Kind of Girl on Saturday. Allegedly, Dunham wants a "false and defamatory" article accusing her of sexually abusing her younger sister taken down, immediately, or she will follow through with the proposed legal action. Reportedly, she also wants Truth Revolt to print a note, which reads as follows,
We recently published a story stating that Ms. Dunham engaged in sexual conduct with her sister. The story was false, and we deeply regret having printed it. We apologize to Ms. Dunham, her sister, and their parents, for this false story.
Truth Report will do no such thing and continues to defend their opinions saying,
We refuse. We refuse to withdraw our story or apologize for running it, because quoting a woman’s book does not constitute a "false" story, even if she is a prominent actress and left-wing activist. Lena Dunham may not like our interpretation of her book, but unfortunately for her and her attorneys, she wrote that book – and the First Amendment covers a good deal of material she may not like.
For those in need of a refresher about this situation, let me provide some context. After Dunham's release of her new book, a collection of essays, Truth Revolt interpreted a story about her younger sister as Dunham admitting to child molestation. In turn, Dunham went on a self-described "rage spiral" over Twitter calling out the conservative websites, such as Truth Revolt, for making these claims and calling them untrue.
Whether Dunham is really suing or not, can you blame someone for standing up for their sister, their family, and themselves? Yes, she could easily use her words (again), or just ignore it completely, but Dunham doesn't seem like one to back down. She comes off like a very protective big sister, who seems to want the best for her family, and will go that extra mile to do so. Whatever happens, and whatever is true regarding Dunham wanting to take legal action, I find it hard to disagree with the actress as far as wanting to defend herself and her family.