We’re not surprised in the least that Lena Dunham is fighting back in this case!
In case you live under a rock or something, the Girls actress has been under fire for claims that she sexually abused her younger sister, Grace Dunham, when they were younger.
This idea was brought about by the conservative news website Truth Revolt and they’ve caused quite a stir.
However, Lena isn’t take this ish and has already sent a cease and desist letter threatening legal action if they do not remove the original post and apologize for it.
Well, Truth Revolt isn’t having it and responded by 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 ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ and the First Amendment covers a good deal of material she may not like…
We also look forward to asking her why she believes it is now appropriate for a 28-year-old woman to make light of opening her baby sister’s vagina…
…for a woman who proclaims to be an advocate for freedom of speech to attempt to shut down such speech based on her own apparent embarrassment at her own disclosures in her own book demonstrates the totalitarianism of those on the left.’
YIKES! Looks like this is definitely going to turn into a HUGE legal battle!
This isn’t the only consequence, however, seeing as Lena took to her Twitter to unfortunately announce the cancelation of TWO of her European book signings.
To my Belgian readers, so very sorry to miss the Antwerp Book Fair today but I can’t wait to come back and eat fries with you. Much love.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) November 2, 2014
German readers: I am deeply sorry to miss tomorrow’s event in Berlin. I am so grateful for your energy and support. Mit viele liebe.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) November 3, 2014
Those poor readers!
However, this is definitely a tricky situation and we’re sure the cancellations were just a precautionary measure and Lena will be back to signings in no time.
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