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

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    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."

     
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    I kicked in a few bucks to that guy's legal fund campaign.
     
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    Stern will call her a hero ASAP
     
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    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
     
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    Jesus is busy building Beff's new closet in Palm Beach along with Pedro and Ramone.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    "Robin, this Barry probably shouldn't be around college coeds. That's all I'm going to say. Robin? Robin?"
     
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    Skeezer is on her way to becoming a portly Amanda Bynes...

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    She really is ugly for no good reason.
     
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    Hope he goes after her personally (civil court) too.
     
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    She's Howards new Hollywood friend. You won't here a peep out of him on this.
     
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    With her career.
     
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    Okay?
     
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    I hope so VG...She is such a disgusting no talent pig..
     
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    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).
     
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    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.
     
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    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/
     
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