Harold Perrineau Speaks Out on Daughter Aurora’s Rape Case: ‘I Am in the Presence of a Warrior’

“What do you say when you realized you couldn’t protect your child?” Perrineau tweets

Last Updated: December 8, 2017 @ 7:43 PM

Actor Harold Perrineau has spoken out about his daughter Aurora’s rape accusations against “Girls” writer Murray Miller.

Aurora Perrineau filed a police report in November accusing Miller of raping her when she was 17, hours after meeting her and her father at a West Hollywood nightclub. Miller vehemently denies the accusation. Her father, star of “The Matrix” franchise and ABC’s “Lost” to name a few, has not commented on the matter until now.

“What do you say when you’re watching your wife not eat or sleep? What do you say when you realized you couldn’t protect your child? What do you say when your heart is just … broken?” he tweeted on Friday.

“Silence. 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 continued.

On  Thursday, Miller’s legal team retracted a previous statement that Aurora and her family asked for a financial settlement prior to approaching police to file an assault report. The Perrineau family previously denied any request for a settlement to TheWrap. Miller’s lawyer called their initial statement “the result of a good-faith misunderstanding.”

When Perrineau came forward,  TheWrap obtained the results of a polygraph test that Perrineau said she passed in September in which she detailed her accusations against Murray.

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.” She said he flirted with her despite her telling him repeatedly that she was 17. Miller was 35 at the time.

He later asked her friends to drive him home because he was drunk, and she “woke up in Murray’s bed naked,” she said in her statement for the polygraph test.

“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.

Read Harold’s full tweet:

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