Last week, it was reported that Los Angeles police were investigating actress Aurora Perrinea’s claims that she was raped by writer Murray Miller.
Dunham and Girls showrunner Jenni Konnecame to Miller’s defence, claiming the occurrence was "misreported".
"We believe, having worked closely with him for more than half a decade, that this is the case with Murray Miller,” the pair said in a statement, the BBC reports.
"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."
But Dunham has now backflipped—following intense backlash online—and apologised for her statement.
"I naively believed it was important to share my perspective on my friend's situation," the Girlscreator tweeted on Sunday.
"I now understand that it was absolutely the wrong time to come forward with such a statement and I am so sorry."
Twitter user Leslie Lefkowitz reminded the public that Dunham has made a number of “tonedeaf apologies” in the past. Here are some examples: