Lena Dunham's Book to Be Altered Over Controversial Rape Claim Read Latest Breaking News from Newsm

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by al pacinos baby, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. al pacinos baby

    al pacinos baby Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    7,957
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
    Messages:
    917
    Likes Received:
    1,954

    • 0
      inShare

    The publisher of actress Lena Dunham's memoir will alter a passage that says she was raped in college by a Republican named "Barry."

    The 28-year-old Dunham was a student at Oberlin College in Ohio and references an alleged rape in her book. But the claim has come under fire by many. Now Random House says it will change the passage, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

    Dunham used the name Barry as a supposed pseudonym, although the book does not specify that. And someone who fits Dunham's description of him — including having the name Barry — attended the school at the same time. That man has since gotten a lawyer as he fights to clear his name.

    Aaron Minc, the attorney for the man, said future printings of the book, called "Not That Kind of Girl," will have a disclaimer saying Barry is not the accused rapist's real name.

    Further, Random House will pay the man's legal fees.

    "I don't know if that will be good enough for my client. Ideally, we were looking for something from Miss Dunham," Minc told the Hollywood Reporter. "We were also looking for an edit to be made to the book, and it's my understanding that they are going to comply with that — to note that the name 'Barry' is a pseudonym. They have given me an indication that that is happening imminently."

    One passage of the book reads: "I'm an unreliable narrator…. n another essay in this book I describe a sexual encounter with a mustachioed campus Republican as the upsetting but educational choice of a girl who was new to sex when, in fact, it didn’t feel like a choice at all."

     
    Thelma, Chibbs and Calloused Shins like this.
  2. AllAboutHim Ed

    AllAboutHim Ed #mypurpose VIP

    Reputations:
    143,025
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2014
    Messages:
    7,460
    Likes Received:
    11,405
    I kicked in a few bucks to that guy's legal fund campaign.
     
  3. oski

    oski Jump For Life Gold

    Reputations:
    -32,116
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2014
    Messages:
    11,680
    Likes Received:
    7,166
    Stern will call her a hero ASAP
     
    PI Nate likes this.
  4. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday Fired as a MOD...Twice. Gold

    Reputations:
    785,770
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    180,088
    Likes Received:
    99,848
    A lying ugly sack of potatoes @HowardStern1996
     
    Dirty South likes this.
  5. jersery

    jersery Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    1,261
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    487
    If she was raped, it's horrible. I genuinely hope she finds peace. The mental consequences she has and will continually endure for the rest of her life is sad. I'm sorry that happened to her. I wish her nothing but happiness. I truly mean that.


    On the other, which seems to currently be going around. If this was made up/fabricated, I sincerely hope every day is worse than the next. I hope she shits and pukes blood.


    Dear Jesus,

    If Lena Dunham was raped please protect her. If for some reason she made up these horrific allegations about being raped, please let her suffer. Pain her. Make every day worst than the next. Please, Jesus. Pain her.

    I love you, Jesus.

    Thank you.

    Jersery.0
     
    Thedomina, Missypooh RN and PI Nate like this.
  6. Rocinante

    Rocinante Well-Endowed Member Gold

    Reputations:
    23,420
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    4,094
    Likes Received:
    4,776
    Jesus is busy building Beff's new closet in Palm Beach along with Pedro and Ramone.
     
  7. Head Censor

    Head Censor Turgid Member VIP

    Reputations:
    423,028
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    11,570
    Likes Received:
    30,448
    Do the dumbshits at Random House who let this happen in the first place really think a retraction now is going to save them?

    I hope "Barry" sues their fucking asses right into bankruptcy court.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2014
  8. Chibbs

    Chibbs Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    24,917
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2013
    Messages:
    2,869
    Likes Received:
    4,527
    It doesn't matter what the publisher does at this point.
    They and Dunham herself will be sued.

    The best part is her book is in the toilet for sales.
     
  9. Beth143nacho

    Beth143nacho Bede bede beep VIP

    Reputations:
    73,585
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    20,873
    Likes Received:
    18,375
    What about hmtge mental anguish suffered by viewers of her show every time this skank decides to take off her clothes and virtually rapes some poor dude?
     
    Missypooh RN likes this.
  10. Weed

    Weed Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    25,473
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    2,269
    Likes Received:
    4,975
    "Robin, this Barry probably shouldn't be around college coeds. That's all I'm going to say. Robin? Robin?"
     
    PI Nate likes this.
  11. Dick Nipaolo

    Dick Nipaolo Inconsequential human

    Reputations:
    6,361
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2014
    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    891
    image.jpg

    Skeezer is on her way to becoming a portly Amanda Bynes...

    image.jpg
     
    Stag likes this.
  12. HooHoo

    HooHoo Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    26,165
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Messages:
    5,430
    Likes Received:
    6,130
    She really is ugly for no good reason.
     
    Stag, Thedomina, Missypooh RN and 3 others like this.
  13. 1Vegasgirl

    1Vegasgirl Well-Known Member VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    545,251
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    33,424
    Likes Received:
    49,787
    Hope he goes after her personally (civil court) too.
     
  14. reno

    reno VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    347,882
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    14,115
    Likes Received:
    42,187
    She's Howards new Hollywood friend. You won't here a peep out of him on this.
     
  15. 1Vegasgirl

    1Vegasgirl Well-Known Member VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    545,251
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    33,424
    Likes Received:
    49,787
    With her career.
     
  16. jersery

    jersery Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    1,261
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    487
    Okay?
     
  17. teehee

    teehee Friend Of The Friendless

    Reputations:
    158,515
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    4,361
    Likes Received:
    19,219
    I hope so VG...She is such a disgusting no talent pig..
     
    1Vegasgirl likes this.
  18. Peau de Soie

    Peau de Soie Edit Button? Thanks LaserTilt!

    Reputations:
    11,162
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    9,617
    Likes Received:
    2,078
    The sad part is that this vile, lying, vain, unsightly pig will survive and thrive regardless, because she's already ensconced. Roman "forcibly ass raped a 13 year old" Polanski still gets vigorous defenders (and that piece of shit has the honor of his last name getting auto corrected in Android).
     
    Stag likes this.
  19. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

    Reputations:
    382,827
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Messages:
    60,972
    Likes Received:
    26,012
    Not that easy, he has to show damages and unless he can prove people believed it was he who raped her, which is highly unlikely, there is no case.
     
  20. LoisDenominator

    LoisDenominator Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,599
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    260
    According to the lawyer who has been covering this at the Washington Post:
    "For more on the libel implications of all this, see my earlier post, though of course now that Random House has admitted that Identifiable Conservative Barry actually didn’t do these things, the case becomes much easier."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...eged-rapist-barry-wasnt-actually-named-barry/
     
    1Vegasgirl likes this.