Lena Dunham Responds to Accusations of Abuse

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Lena Dunham has released a statement regarding the recent controversy surrounding a section of her book about her relationship with her younger sister, which some say depicts Dunham as a child molester. In her statement to Time, Dunham says she is "dismayed" by the outcry.

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.