Lena Dunham apologized on Tuesday after she asserted George Clooney was â€œmore sexually irresistibleâ€� for speaking out against Harvey Weinstein amid the sexual assault allegations against Weinstein.
Dunham retweeted Jessica Chastainâ€™s tweet of the Daily Beastâ€™s interview with Clooney on Monday. She posted it with the comment: â€œIronically, guys, speaking out against Harvey Weinstein only makes you more sexually irresistible (consensually, of course).â€� Clooney called Weinsteinâ€™s behavior â€œindefensibleâ€� and â€œdisturbing on a whole lot of levels.â€� The- 56-year-old actor asserted he â€œheard rumorsâ€� about the alleged sexual acts in the 20 years of time heâ€™s known him.
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Users blamed Dunham for her comment as more women in Hollywood revealed the movie mogul sexually assaulted and used sexual language against them. Rose McGowan, who called Weinstein a â€œmonsterâ€� and moreover revealed she was â€œhurtâ€� by the producer, retweeted a screenshot of Dunhamâ€™s comment saying: â€œNot right not right not right not right.â€�
In her apology, Dunham asserted she â€œmissed the mark.â€�
â€œI’m sorry I missed the mark. I won’t try to explain myself yet simply say I hope you feel the love from me and many fellow assault survivors,â€� Dunham wrote on Twitter.
Dunham has-been vocal about the sexual assault allegations against Weinstein, who was fired from his own company on Sunday, days after the New York Times report was released. She wrote an op-ed for The- New York Times on Monday, saying she â€œheard rumorsâ€� about the producer, yet still performed at a Weinstein benefit for then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
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â€œI felt in that going onstage under his aegis was a betrayal of my own values. But I wanted so desperately to support my candidate in that I made a calculation,â€� Dunham wrote. â€œWeâ€™ve all made calculations, and saying weâ€™re sorry about those calculations is not an act of cowardice.â€�
New reports by the New Yorker and the New York Times moreover accused Weinstein of raping three women and sexually harassing Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.