Grace Dunham Breaks Silence On Claims Her Sister Lena “Sexually Abused” Her
Grace Dunham has broken her silence amid the controversy over sister Lena Dunham’s revelation in the book “Not That Kind Of Girl” that she explored Grace’s body when both girls were extremely young. The “Girls” creator’s candid description of her curiosity about sex and her sister’s anatomy suddenly became an issue when outlets including the National Review and Truth Revolt ran stories in recent days alleging that Lena had “sexually abused” Grace.
On Monday, Grace responded to the firestorm with a series of tweets. She wrote, “Heteronormativity deems certain behaviours harmful, and others ‘normal’; the state and media are always invested in maintaining that. As a queer person: I’m committed to people narrating their own experiences, determining for themselves what has and has not been harmful. 2day, like every other day, is a good day to think about how we police the sexualities of young women, queer, and trans people.”
In her book, Lena writes about using tactics with Grace similar to “anything a sexual predator might do,” and discusses an incident in which, as a 7-year-old, she examined one-year-old Grace’s vagina.
In Lena’s weekend tirade against her online accusers, she mentioned that Grace was “laughing” at the way Lena’s words had been interpreted as an admission of abuse. Lena, meanwhile, was furious with the “upsetting and disgusting” rumor that she “molested” her little sister.
What do you think of the Dunham sisters’ responses to the controversy?