Lena Dunham is defending herself after a website alleged she abused her sister based on an excerpt from her new book.
In the passage from Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham describes asking her mother about the female anatomy as it related to Dunham and her younger sister Grace. "One day, as I sat in our driveway in Long Island playing with blocks and buckets, my curiosity got the best of me. Grace was sitting up, babbling and smiling, and I leaned down between her legs and carefully spread open her vagina. She didn't resist and when I saw what was inside I shrieked... My mother didn't bother asking why I had opened Grace's vagina. This was within the spectrum of things I did. She just on her knees and looked for herself. It quickly became apparent that Grace had stuffed six or seven pebbles in there. My mother removed them patiently while Grace cackled, thrilled that her prank had been a success."
Truth Revolt, a conservative website, referred to the passage as a description of sexual abuse. The article called Dunham's words "disturbing" and quoted someone else as saying it's "suspicious."
Dunham immediately took to Twitter to respond. "The right wing news story that I molested my little sister isn't just LOL — it's really f---ing upsetting and disgusting." She then posted several more tweets writing, "And by the way, if you were a little kid and never looked at another little kid's vagina, well, congrats to you... Usually this is stuff I can ignore but don't demean sufferers, don't twist my words, back the f--- up bros... I told a story about being a weird 7 year old. I bet you have some too, old men, that I'd rather not hear.
"And yes, this is a rage spiral," her final statement said. "Sometimes I get so mad I burn right up. Also I wish my sister wasn't laughing so hard.
What do you think of the passage in question?