Lena Dunham: of course I didn't sexually abuse my sister

Dina Rickman@dinarickman
Sunday 02 November 2014 13:00
Celebrities

Warning: some readers may find the language in this article upsetting.

Girls creator Lena Dunham has denied claims that anecdotes in her new book describe her sexually abusing her younger sibling, saying the allegations were "really fking upsetting and disgusting".**

She was reacting to an article on the site Truth Revolt which cited a passage from Dunham’s, Not That Kind Of Girl in a post titled 'Lena Dunham Describes Sexually Abusing Her Little Sister'.

The passage cited by the blog reads:

“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.

In a series of tweets, Dunham said

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