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Source: OWN

9 Celebs Who Admitted to Making False Claims

By Tiffany White

A little white lie has never hurt anyone, but for some celebs, when the lie spirals out of control, they have no choice but to fess up to telling tales out of school. Sure they might have taken advantage of the public's trust, but at least they were honest...eventually. Below, all the times famous folks admitted they totally made up those stories we all believed.

1. Lena Dunham

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When Girls writer Murray Miller was accused of sexual assault in 2017, Lena Dunham released a statement supporting her friend and denying the allegations could be true. "But during every time of change there are also incidences of the culture, in its enthusiasm and zeal, taking down the wrong targets," the statement said. "We believe, having worked closely with him for more than half a decade, that this is the case with Murray Miller. While our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year."

After receiving a tremendous amount of backlash for pretty much calling the accuser a liar, Lena backtracked her initial statement and admitted that she straight-up lied to protect her friend. "I made a terrible mistake," she said in another statement. "When someone I knew, someone I had loved as a brother, was accused, I did something inexcusable: I publicly spoke up in his defense. There are few acts I could ever regret more in this life. I didn’t have the 'insider information' I claimed but rather blind faith in a story that kept slipping and changing and revealed itself to mean nothing at all."