Feminist celebrity and star of the show Girls, Lena Dunham, is now feeling what it’s like to be on the business end of the identity politics that she pushed so hard, as one of the writers for her feminist newsletter “Lenny Letter” is leaving over Dunham’s apparent “racism.”
The trouble started when writer and executive producer of Girls, Murray Miller, was accused of sexual assault by actress Aurora Perrineau.
Miller maintains his innocence, with his lawyers saying that Perrineau only filed the police report after Miller and his legal team refused to pay her money for damages over an alleged sexual assault. Miller’s legal team gathered “overwhelming evidence” that contradicted Perrineau’s claim, and said they are looking forward to “sharing all evidence and information with any and all authorities seeking the truth in this matter.”
Dunham and her executive producer Jenni Konner came to Miller’s defense, saying it was the one of the “3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year.”
But the fact that Dunham and co. didn’t listen and believe caused such a massive blow-back, that soon Dunham and her team were forced to retract the statement, saying “we regret this decision with every fiber of our being.”
But the retraction wasn’t enough, and the left’s sweetheart is being thrown to the identity politics wolves as one of the Lenny Letter writers, a black woman named Zinzi Clemmons, is leaving the newsletter citing Dunham’s “well-known racism.”
In a tweet, Clemmons announced her withdrawal from Lenny Letter and described Dunham as a racist who attempted to use humor as a cover.
“As a result of Lena Dunham’s statements, I have decided that I will no longer write for Lenny Letter. For all you writers who are outraged about what she did, I encourage you to do the same. Especially women of color,” Clemmons said.
Clemmons went on to say that she and Dunham ran in the same circles during college, but Dunham surrounded herself with people just like her – rich kids with affluent parents well known in the art world and got off on wielding power over others while denying they had it.
Clemmons said a girl in Dunham’s group was often saying racist things in order to try to seem humorous, and would even “use the N-word in conversation in order to be provocative.” When called out on it, it would be passed off as a joke.
You can read the full statement below.
It is time for women of color–black women in particular–to divest from Lena Dunham. pic.twitter.com/dxOWCLhTpA
— zinziclemmons (@zinziclemmons) November 19, 2017