Actor Harold Perrineau has broken his silence about the rape allegation filed by his daughter against “Girls” writer Murray Miller, saying it was “finally time for me to speak.”
Aurora Perrineau accused Miller of raping her in 2012, when she was 17, after a night out drinking with friends. Miller vehemently denied the allegations, even claiming that Aurora had tried to get money from him for damages.
Her father has remained silent until Friday, when he released a statement on Twitter:
“What do you say when you’re watching your wife not eat or sleep? What do you say when you realized you couldn’t protect your child? What do you say when your heart is just … broken?” he wrote.
He continued: “Silence. In that silence I noticed something. Someone – Aurora. I noticed her strength and bravery. I noticed her stand up, Stand up and say no more! No more terror, or fear, no more nightmares, no more hiding. And I realized, I’m not watching some victim here, I’m in the presence of a warrior. A real life crime fighter who is unafraid to look boldly at some coward who hoped to abuse her and say, no.”
Perrineau also praised the #metoo campaign, and the likes of Terry Crews and Gabrielle Union for coming out with their own stories of sexual assault and harassment.
“If you are willing to say no more to this way of life where people think they can abuse you and get away with it, then I say, hells yes, #metoo,” he wrote.
Miller retracted his claim this week that that Aurora demanded money from him before going to the police.
But Perrineau wanted Miller and anyone out there to know that he wasn’t the one to mess with: “But you should know this…YOU HAVE F***** WITH THE WRONG FAMILY!!! WE STAND UP!!!”
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