Lena Dunham is threatening to sue Truth Revolt, the website that published a story titled ‘Lena Dunham Sexually Abused Her Sister’.
The ‘Girls’ creator was outraged when the right-wing blog posted the story online and took to Twitter to address their claim that a passage in her book ‘Not That Kind Of Girl’ describes molestation.
Now, Lena is threatening legal action and The Hollywood Reporter has obtained a copy of the letter issued by Lena’s lawyers, claiming that the story has damaged the writer’s reputation.
However, despite the threat of legal action, the website is standing by their report, and refusing to remove it from the website.
The website’s editor Ben Shapiro has shared a statement online which reads: “We refuse to withdraw our story or apologise for running it, because quoting a woman's book does not constitute a 'false' story, even if she is a prominent actress and left-wing activist.
“Lena Dunham may not like our interpretation of her book, but unfortunately for her and her attorneys, she wrote that book — and the First Amendment covers a good deal of material she may not like."
The story at the centre of the storm focuses on a chapter of Lena's book, in which she describes an incident that took place when she was seven years old, and her sister Grace was one.
‘Not That Kind Of Girl’ includes a number of personal revelations and, in another chapter, Lena reveals that she may have been raped at college.