Lena Dunham: I Didn't Molest My Sister

'Girls' creator hits back at accusations
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2014 9:32 AM CST
Updated Nov 3, 2014 10:59 AM CST
Lena Dunham: I Didn't Molest My Sister
Lena Dunham holds her memoir, "Not That Kind of Girl," ahead of a book signing at Waterstones Piccadilly in central London, on Oct. 29, 2014,   (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Lena Dunham is not happy that two conservative writers have accused her of molesting her younger sister. The bizarre story starts with Dunham's new book; in it, the Girls creator recalls being a child, curious whether her baby sister's vagina looked like hers, so she investigated. (Click to read the passage.) She also writes about paying sister Grace if she'd let Lena kiss her on the mouth, E! reports. In the National Review, Kevin D. Williamson refers to Dunham's "sexual abuse" of her sister, while on the conservative blog Truth Revolt, Bradford Thomas does the same. Dunham responded over the weekend on Twitter; the Independent notes that she also canceled two European book tour dates, though it's not clear why.

"The right wing news story that I molested my little sister isn't just LOL- it's really f---ing upsetting and disgusting," Dunham tweeted. "And by the way, if you were a little kid and never looked at another little kid's vagina, well, congrats to you. Usually this is stuff I can ignore but don't demean sufferers, don't twist my words ... 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." Some on Twitter argued with Dunham, E! notes: "You consider molestation endearing instead of abhorrent," wrote one. (More Lena Dunham stories.)

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