A passage in Lena Dunham’s new memoir is being touted as proof she is a child molester — and the accusations have the actress seeing red.
A right-wing blog has pointed to certain sections of Dunham’s collection of essays Not That Kind of Girl as a confession that she sexually abused her sister Grace when they were children. Dunham describes bribing Grace to kiss her and masturbating in bed next to her — and in one section relays how she even got up close and personal with her sister’s vajayjay, only to get quite a surprise. Dunham wrote:
“‘Do we all have uteruses?’ I asked my mother when I was seven.
‘Yes,’ she told me. ‘We’re born with them, and with all our eggs, but they start out very small. And they aren’t ready to make babies until we’re older.’ I look at my sister, now a slim, tough one-year-old, and at her tiny belly. I imagined her eggs inside her, like the sack of spider eggs in Charlotte’s Webb, and her uterus, the size of a thimble.
‘Does her vagina look like mine?’
‘I guess so,’ my mother said. ‘Just smaller.’
One day, as I sat in our driveway in Long Island playing with blocks and buckets, my curiosity got the best of me. Grace was sitting up, babbling and smiling, and I leaned down between her legs and carefully spread open her vagina. She didn’t resist and when I saw what was inside I shrieked.
My mother came running. ‘Mama, Mama! Grace has something in there!’
My mother didn’t bother asking why I had opened Grace’s vagina. This was within the spectrum of things I did. She just on her knees and looked for herself. It quickly became apparent that Grace had stuffed six or seven pebbles in there. My mother removed them patiently while Grace cackled, thrilled that her prank had been a success.”
The title of TruthRevolt’s article: “Lena Dunham Describes Sexually Abusing Her Little Sister.” Beyond the title, another major problem is that the piece originally said Dunham was 17 at the time of the incident, not 7.
Dunham is not amused, In fact, she is the polar opposite of amused, and she let it be known all over Twitter.
The right wing news story that I molested my little sister isn't just LOL- it's really fucking upsetting and disgusting.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) November 1, 2014
Grace Dunham has yet to comment.