Scandal

Lena Dunham's friend reveals TV exec sexually harassed 'Girls' star

Actress Lena Dunham arrives for the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards in Manhattan, New York, U.S., June 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly  - RTSGB8S

Actress Lena Dunham arrives for the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards in Manhattan, New York, U.S., June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTSGB8S

Lena Dunham's friend says the star was sexually harassed by a TV exec on the set of "Girls" who forced her to look at a pornographic image and made lewd comments about her body.

The shocking revelations come via Dunham’s friend and collaborator, Jenni Konner, in the latest edition of the pair’s popular newsletter, Lenny.

The unnamed male TV producer/director “cornered” Dunham recently while she was eating out at a restaurant with cast and crew from her HBO series, which finished filming its final season this week.

The exec showed Dunham an obscene photo on his phone, Konner writes.

Konner writes that she was shocked at the outburst — and thought that if he felt comfortable behaving that way towards an award-winning, powerful woman like Dunham, “it’s easy to speculate what might be said to women working with him, under him, dependent on his approval.”

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