Harold Perrineau Releases Statement Regarding His Daughter
Harold Perrineau broke his silence and addressed his daughter’s alleged rape.
In November, Aurora Perrineau accused “Girls” writer Murray Miller of raping her in 2012, when she was just 17-years-old.
Aurora, 23, filed a complaint in November about the alleged attack with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, according to The Wrap, which first reported the news. She claimed that she was 17 when she met Miller at L.A.’s Standard Hotel with friends. Admitting she “consumed some alcoholic beverages,” she alleged Miller, then 33, asked them for a ride home, where they all went inside, reluctantly on her part, after arriving.
In her statement for a polygraph test taken in September, she claimed she awoke naked in his bed, where he was allegedly “having sexual intercourse with me,” against her consent.
Miller’s attorney, Matthew Walerstein, told The Wrap his client “categorically and vehemently denies Ms. Perrineau’s outrageous claims,” adding that his legal team had “gathered overwhelming evidence directly contradicting these false and offensive claims” and that she “sought substantial monetary damages” from Miller before going to police.
On Thursday, Miller’s lawyers retracted the part of their previous statement, in which they claimed Aurora demanded money from him.
“In a previous statement to media, we stated that Ms. Perrineau sought substantial monetary damages from our client Murray Miller. Neither Ms. Perrineau nor her attorneys have ever made a demand for money,” Murray Miller’s attorneys, Donald Walerstein and Matthew Walerstein, said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. “Our previous above statement was incorrect and the result of a good-faith misunderstanding.”
Peep how they “mistakenly” accused Aurora of trying to extort them for money? Oh, aight.
Harold Perrineau opened his statement writing:
In that silence, I noticed something. Someone — Aurora. I noticed her strength and bravery. I noticed her stand up. Stand up and say no more! No more terror, or fear, no more nightmares, no more hiding.
And I realized, I’m not watching some victim here, I’m in the presence of a warrior. A real life crime fighter who is unafraid to look boldly at some coward who hoped to abuse her and say, no.
He closed out his statement by making one thing very clear:
YOU HAVE F**KED WITH THE WRONG FAMILY!!! WE STAND UP!!!
Read his full statement below:
— Harold Perrineau (@HaroldPerrineau) December 8, 2017
Let em know, Harold!