Earlier today, The New York Times published a scathing report called "Weinstein's Complicity Machine." The article focuses on all the people around Harvey Weinstein who knowingly helped him cover up his bad behavior and bury the multiple accusations of sexual assault and harassment that piled up for years and years.
In that report, actress Lena Dunham claimed she warned Hillary Clinton's campaign about Weinstein's known behavior. Those who worked on the campaign have a different story altogether.
If we're being honest, Lena Dunham is a controversial personality.
The actress, writer, and director has sold herself as a feminist and a voice for women, but she’s all too often excluded and belittled women who don’t look or think like her.
For example, when actress Aurora Perrineau accused Girls writer Murray Miller of rape, Dunham and her writing partner Jenni Konner came out in defense of Miller.
It was not a good look. These two powerful white women defended a guy who’d just been accused of rape by a woman of color.
This is exactly the exclusionary and problematic branch of feminism in which Lena Dunham has always operated.
For all the progress she claims to be making for “real” women everywhere, she’s alienating and pushing down those who don’t fit her white, privileged narrative.
It seemed, after the incident where Dunham defended the rapist, that maybe her feminism star was starting to dim.
Fewer and fewer people have tolerance for her, and this new story by The New York Times is just complicating the matter further.
According to Lena Dunham, she tried to warn Hillary Clinton's campaign back in 2016 that Harvey Weinstein was a sexual predator. This was before the accusations became public.
Weinstein was a public supporter and donor to the Clinton campaign — as a powerful voice in Hollywood, his endorsement meant a lot.
But Dunham’s claim isn’t the end of this strange story…