Murray Miller, the Girls writer who was recently accused of sexual assault and defended by Lena Dunham, no longer claims that the alleged victim demanded money from him.
Aurora Perrineau, daughter of actor Harold Perrineau, accused Miller of raping her in 2012 after a night out drinking with friends.
Miller fervently denied the allegations, even claiming that Perrineau had tried to get money from him for damages. He said that Perrineau only went to the police “after her demands for money were rebuffed.”
Miller, through his lawyers Donald Walerstein and Matthew Walerstein, is now retracting that claim:
“In a previous statement to the media, we stated that Ms. Perrineau sought substantial monetary damages from our client Murray Miller. Neither Ms. Perrineau nor her attorney have ever made a demand for money,” they said in a statement to Variety.
“Our previous above statement was incorrect and the result of a good-faith misunderstanding.”
Dunham and her Girls co-showrunners Jenni Konner apologized last month after backlash for releasing a statement defending Miller.
“While our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3% of assault cases that are misreported every year,” they wrote in their first statement. “It is a true shame to add to that number, as outside of Hollywood women still struggle to be believed.”