Dunham did not immediately respond to request for comment from BuzzFeed News regarding the criticism from Thompson and others. But she did provide comment to IndieWire, saying that she wasn’t involved in Time’s Up organizing due to “highly personal reasons.”
“I was honored to be invited to the meeting by a close friend and to observe the work that these amazing women have been doing the past few months,” she told the outlet.
“For highly personal reasons, I’ve been unable to join previous efforts but being asked to be a part of this celebratory moment was truly beautiful,” she said. “I’ve worked with Tessa and respect her artistry and admire her consistent candor.”