Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She is a graduate of New York University, where she served as the deputy managing editor of NYU's student newspaper, the Washington Square News. She can be reached at

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Updated 1:04 E.T.

Author and actress Lena Dunham has been an object of widespread cultural fascination since her HBO show "Girls" debuted in 2012. She's also figured prominently in some cultural think pieces on right-wing news websites lately, but last week those bloggers' attention took a perverse turn.

National Review writer Kevin D. Williamson, who was echoed by Truth Revolt, accused Dunham of sexually abusing her younger sister. Dunham fought back Saturday on Twitter, accusing the bloggers of "twisting" her words.

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