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Big News

Lena Dunham’s making half-assed apologies again, this time following backlash in the wake of her defense of Girls writer Murray Miller, who was recently accused of sexually assaulting actress Aurora Perrineau.

“While our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year,” Dunham initially tweeted on Friday.

By Saturday, after Twitter dragged her to hell, she was singing a different tune. You know, the typical Lena Dunham story.

“I now understand that it was absolutely the wrong time to come forward with such a statement and I am so sorry,” Dunham said in a statement shared to Twitter. Author Zinzi Clemmons—who writes for Dunham’s feminist weekly Lenny Letter and has reportedly known Dunham since their college years—says she’s distancing herself from the actress, citing Dunham’s “well-known racism.”

Big Lies

In more Donald Trump/UCLA news, 45 now says he should have left the players in jail because, according to him, LaVar Ball wasn’t grateful enough. “Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son,” he tweeted on Sunday. “I should have left them in jail!”

He continued, “Shoplifting is a very big deal in China, as it should be (5-10 years in jail), but not to father LaVar. Should have gotten his son out during my next trip to China instead. China told them why they were released. Very ungrateful!”

The president’s tirade comes after LaVar suggested his son’s being bailed out had little to do with Trump.

Big Facts

LaToya Cantrell has just become the first female mayor of New Orleans. According to CNN, she is the first woman to hold the position in the city’s 300-year history. Cantrell, who is a city councilwoman, reportedly received 60% of the votes over former municipal court Judge Desiree Charbonnet.

“This victory is not about LaToya Cantrell,” she said to supporters on Sunday. “This campaign did not start about self. It only started with and has been rooted in the people of the city of New Orleans.”

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