Lena Dunham defends against sexual abuse accusations

November 3, 2014 4:48 PM

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Following the release of Lena Dunham’s memoir/essay collection hybrid Not That Kind of Girl, a few outlets pointed to passages from the book in which they say that the author, director, and actress admits to committing sexual abuse when she was a child. Dunham—in a self-described “rage spiral”—has taken to Twitter to refute the claims.

National Review‘s Kevin D. Williamson accused Dunham of sexual abuse in a story published in the magazine’s Nov. 3 issue, citing passages from Girl in which Dunham recalls masturbating in bed as her younger sister, Grace, slept and writes of bribing Grace with “three pieces of candy if I could kiss ...

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