Lena Dunham Accused Of Molesting Her Little Sister

Lean Dunham has been no stranger to controversy over the course of her career. Lena’s HBO show Girls probably gets fewer weekly viewers than it does angry editorials calling out the show for a lack of racial and class inclusion, and her new book Not That Kind Of Girl has been no different.

In the book, Dunham described a rape that she experienced while attending Oberlin College, one which has caused her former place of education to open an investigation into the event. However, some critics of Lena are interpreting another moment in her new book as one that paints Dunham herself as the abuser.

In Lena’s book, she describes one scene where her younger sister — one year old at the time — becomes the object of a seven-year-old Dunham’s curiosity about the female body. Lena asks her mother if her sister Grace also has a uterus, and then decides to go take a peek for herself. While the moment didn’t cause much irritation when the book was first released more than a month ago, a recent review of Dunham’s book from right-wing magazine The National Review is calling out the detail as child molestation.

“Lena Dunham’s sexual abuse, specifically, of her younger sister, Grace, [is] the sort of thing that gets children taken away from non-millionaire families without Andover pedigrees and Manhattanite social connections. Dunham writes of casually masturbating while in bed next to her younger sister, of bribing her with ‘three pieces of candy if I could kiss her on the lips for five seconds… anything a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl I was trying.’ At one point, when her sister is a toddler, Lena Dunham pries open her vagina — ‘my curiosity got the best of me,’ she offers, as though that were an explanation. ‘This was within the spectrum of things I did.'”

Lena is not happy about the accusations of inappropriately touching her young sibling made by National Review. Dunham took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to express her disappointment about the comments.

What do you think about National Review’s claim that Lena Dunham molested her younger sister?

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