Comedy Writer/Producer Murray Miller Accused of Raping Underage Actress in 2012
An actress has come forward with an allegation that comedy writer/producer Murray Miller raped her when she was 17 years old in 2012, and she’s taken her claim to the police. According to The Wrap, actress Aurora Perrineau filed a report with the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station today claiming Murray Miller, writer and executive producer on HBO’s Girls and also the writer of Andy Samberg’s HBO mockumentaries 7 Days in Hell and Tour de Pharmacy, raped her at his home when she was underage, and she first detailed the allegations during a polygraph test she passed in September. Here’s more from The Wrap’s report:
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 spokesperson for the West Hollywood Sheriff’s office confirmed the police report to The Wrap. Miller responded to the allegations in a statement his attorneys released to The Hollywood Reporter, which you can read below:
Mr. Miller categorically and vehemently denies Ms. Perrineau’s outrageous claims. 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.
In addition to Girls and the HBO mockumentaries, Miller has also worked as a writer/producer on King of the Hill and American Dad. In September it was reported that Miller was writing a buddy cop comedy with Kumail Nanjiani and John Cena signed on to star.