When Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner ended their much-celebrated partnership over the summer, Konner told the press that there was “no drama.” In fact, she went so far as to say, “We’re both so happy about it.”
But, we’re told that was very much not the case — to such an extent that the one-time best friends are still not speaking to each other.
At the time, they said in a statement that they “respect each other’s choices” and that their “interests [were] pulling us in different directions right now.”
But multiple sources tell us that Konner was stunned and hurt by Dunham’s decision to end the once extremely close partnership — which produced “Girls,” as well as “Camping” and the defunct Lenny Letter Web site.
As recently as last month, Konner told friends she was relieved to be free from Dunham’s never-ending circus of public drama.
Meanwhile, we’re told that a contributing factor in the combustion of their friendship was how they handled the allegations against “Girls” writer Murray Miller.
The pair infamously issued a jointly signed defense of Miller in November 2017. Dunham followed it up by issuing two apologies to alleged victim Aurora Perrineau, who accused Miller of rape. But we’re told that Konner — along with a lot of people in their inner circle — continues to believe Miller is innocent. (He denied the allegations, and the Los Angeles DA declined to prosecute him in August citing a lapsed statute of limitations, and “inconsistencies which cannot be overcome,” according to the Wrap.)
We’re told the incident was emblematic of a frustration Dunham had about the relationship — because of her higher profile, Dunham took the heat for decisions they made together.
Sources say that even for partners, their business relationship was extremely close, with them sharing an agent, as well as other handlers — which worked well when they were BFFs, but became tricky when the relationship cooled.
Their reps didn’t get back to us.