Lena Dunham says defending accused writer was ‘a terrible mistake’

Image captionDunham said she had “internalised the dominant male agenda that asks us to defend it no matter what”

TV actress and writer Lena Dunham has said publicly defending a writer on her show Girls after he was accused of rape was “a terrible mistake”.

Writing in The Hollywood Reporter, Dunham apologised for speaking up for Murray Miller out of “blind faith”.

She originally spoke about it last November after Miller was accused of assaulting an actress when she was 17.

Miller has always denied the “outrageous” allegations, and in August prosecutors decided not to charge him.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office didn’t pursue a prosecution because of the expiry of the statute of limitations and “inconsistencies and the delay in reporting”, The Wrap reported in August.