“Girls” star and creator Lena Dunham has garnered a lot of praise and publicity for her role as a campus sexual assault activist, and yet she has thus far done nothing to protect other women from the man she claims sexually assaulted her on campus.
In her just released memoir, the 28-year-old Dunham alleges that when she was a 19-year-old Oberlin College student, a “mustachioed campus Republican” named Barry raped her on Oberlin College property. Dunham also claims that she heard stories of Barry hurting two other women. One woman was “punched in the boobs” at a party. Another was left with a “blood-spattered wall” after a consensual sexual encounter.
Although numerous studies show that Dunham’s alleged attacker has and is almost certain to hurt other women, it appears as though everyone but Dunham is taking seriously their responsibility to get Barry off the street.
Earlier this week, Breitbart News spoke with an official at Oberlin College. Marjorie Burton, Director of Safety and Security, told us that based on news reports of the incident, the college has filed an “official report.”An investigation, however, cannot go forward unless Dunham “wants to go forward.”
Breitbart News also spoke with the Oberlin Police Department. Although per school policy Oberlin College has made them aware of Dunham’s allegations, according Lt. Mike McCloskey, the Department’s Public Information Officer, “If the victim doesn’t come forward and cooperate, criminal charges are impossible to file.”
Both Oberlin College and the Oberlin Police Department were aware of Dunham’s allegations before Breitbart News spoke with them. Both seem willing to pursue an investigation if Dunham is willing to cooperate.
This far, according to both, Dunham has not volunteered her cooperation.
The statute of limitations for rape in Ohio is 20 years.
Thursday, Breitbart News left messages for Dunham’s various representatives asking for comment on this article and Dunham’s willingness to cooperate with authorities. We will update this post if or when we hear back.
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