Actress Aurora Perrineau has gone to police to accuse “Girls” writer and executive producer Murray Miller of raping her in 2012, when she was 17 years old, TheWrap has exclusively learned.
Perrineau, who has appeared in Jennifer Lawrence’s “Passengers” and is the daughter of “Lost” actor Harold Perrineau, told TheWrap she filed a report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Friday.
TheWrap obtained the results of a polygraph test Perrineau said she passed in September in which she detailed her accusations against Murray, who was also a producer on the Fox animated comedies “King of the Hill” and “American Dad.”
Miller’s attorney, Matthew Walerstein, said he “categorically and vehemently denies Ms. Perrineau’s outrageous claims” and said his legal team had “gathered overwhelming evidence directly contradicting these false and offensive claims.”
The actress told The Wrap: “I filed a police report today. I cannot talk about the investigation that is happening currently.” She declined further comment.
She said in her statement for the polygraph test that she met Miller while out with some friends at the Standard Hotel, where she “consumed some alcoholic beverages.”
“He was flirting with me. I told him repeatedly that I was 17 years old,” Perrineau said in the statement.
The actress was with two friends, she said, and Miller asked one of them for a ride home “because he was drunk,” and the group agreed. Miller was 35 at the time.
She said everyone got out of the car at Miller’s home, and she did not want to, but “felt like I had to go along with everyone else.
“At some point, I woke up in Murray’s bed naked. He was on top of me having sexual intercourse with me. At no time did I consent to any sexual contact with Murray,” she said in the statement.
A West Hollywood Sheriff’s office spokesman confirmed the office took the report Friday and said it would be referred to the LAPD.
Walerstein’s full statement to TheWrap reads:
After being contacted several weeks ago by lawyers who–on Ms. Perrineau’s behalf–sought substantial monetary damages from him, Mr. Miller’s legal team gathered overwhelming evidence directly contradicting these false and offensive claims. Only after her demands for money were rebuffed did Ms. Perrineau go to the police. Mr. Miller looks forward to sharing all evidence and information with any and all authorities seeking the truth in this matter.
Aurora’s mother Brittany Perrieau vehemently denied anyone from her legal team or family asked for monetary damages.
“At no time have we ever asked Murray Miller for one dollar. There was never a demand for money ever made from anyone on behalf of Aurora or our family,” she said.
Perrineau’s credits include Lionsgate’s “Jem and the Holograms” feature, the Kristen Stewart indie “Equals” and is in the upcoming Blumhouse horror film “Truth or Dare.”
Her father Harold is a prolific actor of stage and screen, including the seminal HBO drama “Oz,” “Sons of Anarchy” and films like “The Matrix.”
Lena Dunham’s “Girls” has been widely celebrated for its gutsy, brutally honest portrayal of millennial life, and has sparked conversations around many issues, including consent. In 2016, Murray and other writers for the show told Vulture what they learned from working on it.
“The first ten years I spent writing for TV, I followed a typical two- or three-act structure. It was remarkable to get on ‘Girls’ and remember, ‘Oh, there are no rules for writing.’ Just like there’s no rules for life. Other than laws.”