Did Top Planned Parenthood Spokeswoman Lena Dunham Lie About Being Raped?

National   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Dec 10, 2014   |   3:53PM   |   Washington, DC

Tragically, according to the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization survey, 17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape. When a woman is raped, she is violated both physically and emotionally, and the road to recovery is usually fraught with difficulty.

This is why accusing someone of such a crime is a very serious allegation.

In Planned Parenthood spokesperson Lena Dunham’s new book, Just Not that Kind of Girl, she explains in detail how she was date raped in college by a campus conservative named Barry. She described him as a violent man who took advantage of women on a regular basis.

lenadunham4She writes, “There was a story of him punching a girl in the boobs at a party… [and] [M]y friend Melody tells me that once her friend Julia woke up the morning after sex with Barry, and the wall was spattered with blood. Spattered, she said, “like a crime scene.” But he was nice and took her for the morning-after pill and named the baby they weren’t having.”

After Barry (allegedly) raped her, Dunham said she didn’t report the incident because she was in denial that it actually happened. Unfortunately, this happens on a regular basis; women who’ve been raped often block it out or justify the crime. In fact, 60% of sexual assaults are never reported to the police.

Dunham admits that when the rape occurred she was high on Xanax and cocaine but says she never consented to sex. Dunham said this about the date rape, “…I know that at no moment did I consent to being handled that way. I never gave him permission to be rough, to stick himself inside me without a barrier between us. I never gave him permission.”

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However, according to Breitbarts’ John Nolte, Lena Dunham could have made the whole thing up. After some investigating, Nolte discovered that there was a man named Barry who went to Oberlin College but he claims he never even met Dunham. Nolte explains more, “Dunham says Barry worked at the campus library, and even names the radio talk show he hosted. To be sure we get the point, on three occasions Dunham tells her readers that her attacker is a Republican or a conservative, and a prominent one at that — no less than the ‘campus’s resident conservative.

We immediately found that there indeed was a prominent Republican named Barry who attended Oberlin at the time in question.”

lenadunham3Additionally, Dunham describes Barry as having a big mustache, who wore purple cowboy boots and having a deep voice; but there is simply no one who went to Oberlin that fits that description. Now, Random House, the publishing company that gave Dunham a $3.7 million advance for her book, has agreed to pay all the legal fees for the real Barry, whose reputation has been smeared since the false allegation. They’ve also released a statement that says Dunham used “Barry” as a pseudonym.

The problem is in a different section of her book Dunham acknowledges that she uses a changes a name for privacy purposes yet for Barry she doesn’t. Lawyer Eugene Volokh explains the discrepancy with the Washington Post. He said, “Early in the book, when she mentions a boyfriend of hers and labels him Jonah, she adds a footnote: ‘Name changed to protect the truly innocent.’ Reasonable readers, it seems to me, reading the rest of the memoir, would assume that ‘Barry’ — whose name wasn’t accompanied with any such footnote — was actually named Barry. Even if not all readers would so conclude, many would, and quite understandably so.”

Furthermore, as the National Review asks, what are the odds that the most prominent Republican on the Oberlin campus during Dunham’s time there was a man named Barry? The odds are pretty slim, especially since “Barry” is not a common name and is not even among the 100 most common men’s names in the United States.

Although no one will ever know the truth behind Dunham’s story it’s important to note that pro-abortion supporters, especially Planned Parenthood, have defended Dunham at every turn. As LifeNews previously reported, in Dunham’s memoir she also shares about sexually experimenting with her baby sister but apparently even that doesn’t faze the abortion giant. Dunham fits their perfect narrative — she is radically pro-abortion, promotes carefree and casual sex and consistently bashes pro-lifers.

To find out more about Nolte’s investigation, click here.