The sexual assault and misconduct allegations in recent weeks have been fast and furious, affecting everyone from Hollywood producers and personalities to those in the world of professional sports and politics. Now, Lena Dunham is facing major criticisms for her decision to stand behind Girls writer Murray Miller, who stands accused of raping actress Aurora Perrineau when she was just 17 years old.

The Passengers star told The Wrap that she had filed a police report with a West Hollywood police department against Miller on Thursday, and that she could not speak about the current investigation. The outlet detailed the incident alleged through her report, however, which reportedly states that Miller received a ride home from Perrineau鈥檚 friends six years ago, and that the group was invited into his home. The report alleges that the actress later awoke to Miller, then 35, assaulting her.

Miller鈥檚 attorney, Matthew Walerstein, also spoke to the publication to 鈥渃ategorically and vehemently 鈥榙eny鈥 Ms Perrineau鈥檚 outrageous claims,鈥 alleging to have gathered 鈥渙verwhelming evidence directly contradicting these false and offensive claims.鈥

Walerstein also says Miller鈥檚 team was contacted by lawyers on Perrineau鈥檚 behalf several weeks ago 鈥渟eeking substantial monetary damages,鈥 a fact her mother, Brittany Perrineau, denies.

Dunham and her Girls co-creator, Jenni Konner, have since spoken out on the matter to show their support of Miller with a joint statement, saying that while they are thrilled to see 鈥渟o many women鈥檚 voices being heard and dark experiences in the industry justified鈥 there are also incidences of culture, in its enthusiasm and zeal, taking down the wrong targets.鈥 鈥淲e believe, having worked closely with him for more than half a decade, that this is the case with Murray Miller,鈥 they said. 鈥淲hile our first instinct is to listen to every woman鈥檚 story, our insider knowledge of Murray鈥檚 situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the three percent of assault cases that are misreported every year. It is a true shame to add to that number, as outside of Hollywood women still struggle to be believed. We stand by Murray and this is all we鈥檒l be saying about this issue.鈥

Dunham has also since released her own statement via Twitter, saying, 鈥淚 believe in a lot of things, but the first tenet of my politics is to hold up the people who have held me up, who have filled my world with love.鈥

The response didn鈥檛 sit well with many, who noted that the show鈥檚 former lead had sung a very different tune back in April, when she tweeted that rape was not something women lie about.

Taking to social media in droves, followers quickly called the 31-year-old to task.

Dunham has not released further comment.

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