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Why the 36 female former SNL staffers supporting Al Franken’s letter are no “Lena Dunham 2.0”

  • Unlike Dunham’s statement last week in support of her former Girls writer, the letter released this morning from the former female SNL staffers “did not aim to assassinate (radio host Leeann) Tweeden’s character or diminish her claim,” writes Rachel Winters. “While the SNL women could have chosen stronger language than ‘foolish’ and ‘stupid,’ they accepted that what Franken did was wrong. Their intention was not to slander Tweeden, but to testify—after years of sharing a workplace with Franken—about what their own experiences were like.” ALSO: Introducing the “Lena Dunham Apology Bot.”

    TOPICS: Saturday Night Live, Al Franken, Leeann Tweeden , Lena Dunham, Sexual Misconduct