Lena Dunham Was Sexually Harassed By A Fellow TV Producer! Read The Awful Story Of Hollywood Sexism!

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Sexism is alive and well in Hollywood, unfortunately.

In Tuesday’s installment of Lena Dunham‘s Lenny Letter, Girls producer Jenni Konner revealed that the 30-year-old was sexually harassed during a recent outing.

Related: Lena Talks Kim Kardashian’s Robbery!

The 45-year-old explained that she and the HBO showrunner went out to eat after a location shoot when they ran into a crew from a different TV show — and things quickly got upsetting for Lena:

“Within five minutes, a producer/director of that show had cornered Lena.”


The unnamed producer then proceeded to show the star a photo of a mutual friend with a penis next to her face. While Jenni clarified that the X-rated snap was probably a still from a show, she stressed that showing it in that particular moment was totally not okay.

But, Miz Konner went on to detail the part of the evening that disturbed her the most, recalling:

“The director asked Lena to have dinner alone the following night with an actress on the show he works on. Not because he thought they should meet, but because he wanted Lena to persuade the actress to ‘show her tits, or at least some vag’ on TV. Surely Lena could make a compelling argument. After all, he continued, ‘You would show anything. Even your asshole.'”

The writer went on to explain why Girls‘ lewd content is okay while this director’s actions are uncalled for, justifying:

“Let me tell you why this is different. Why this isn’t about taking a joke. The writers’ room is a space where creative people need to feel safe taking chances. Even if they are offensive. Even if they are repulsive. This man approached a woman at a social gathering and asked her to help convince an actor to show her tits. It’s another planet.”

Makes total sense to us.

We’re just so sorry, shocked, and saddened that Lena had to experience such repulsive behavior, especially from someone else in the industry.

Hopefully Hollywood cracks down on sexual harassment soon.

[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]

Oct 5, 2016 2:17pm PDT

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