Tessa Thompson Backtracks After Slamming Lena Dunham: 'My Words Were Misinterpreted'

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Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff have reportedly ended their five-year romance. "I however am perplexed by the inclusion of Lena Dunham, a woman who publicly accused a young sexual assault survivor of color, Aurora Perrineau, of lying about her assault".

Tessa responded saying Lena "was not anywhere present in our group during the countless hours of work for the last two months".

An example: actress Tessa Thompson, most recently seen on the big screen as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, posted a photo on her Instagram account of a group of actors who've been involved with Time's Up.

"I support this initiative and the fight for gender justice and am really glad that the movement is growing", the user commented. The backlash against Dunham stems from her unfortunate decision to defend Girls writer Murray Miller after he was accused of raping Aurora Perrineau. One commenter questioned why Dunham appeared among the likes of other Time's Up supporters such as Reese Witherspoon, Rashida Jones, Tracee Ellis Ross, Emma Stone and Billie Jean King.

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"Now I literally can't sleep cuz (sic) I'm laughing too hard and I am also keeping him awake", she shared. But I hear you, and know that your thoughts and words are not lost on me. "So many women also have real work to do", she continued. "But being asked to be a part of this celebratory moment was truly attractive", she added.

"Since I dyed my hair blue he sings a song about how I am a troll looking for some trolls snacks and troll friends and he's not wrong", she wrote. The Girls star noted she was unable to participate in the initiative's planning stages for "highly personal reasons", but applauded the effort and Thompson's "artistry" and "consistent candor".

The Instagram post was deleted, and Thompson took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to downplay the spat and show solidarity within the movement. It doesn't belong to any one.

Despite their lengthy relationship, the pair had never felt rushed to tie the knot, and Lena previously said she was pleased at the lack of pressure the couple had put on their relationship.

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