Melissa Joan Hart denies rumor she’s having ‘Beef’ with Lena Dunham and insists she’s a ‘fan’ of her work: ‘We haven’t even had the pleasure of meeting’
Melissa Joan Hart has denied a bizarre rumor that she was dating Lena Dunham.
The 46-year-old actress cleared the air over what appeared to be random gossip that she had a feud with the 36-year-old actress and the director and that they were “enemies.”
The trouble began when celebrity gossip account DeuxMoi published a dummy article claiming that Melissa was after Lena.
Feud? Melissa Joan Hart has denied a bizarre rumor that she was dating Lena Dunham
It read: “They were enemies for a long time (Lena’s father was friends with the creator of Clarissa Explains It All). The argument at the dinner party over child drag queens was just one piece of the puzzle.”
Lena’s father is artist Carroll Dunham, and the creator of Clarissa Explains It All – which Melissa starred from 1991 to 1994 – was Mitchell Kriegman.
The post continued, “Melissa has a knack for alienating people in her life — they magically disappear. Her views are controversial (and messy) and she gets very argumentative about it. I haven’t seen the Instagram story, but it’s common knowledge in both circles that they’ve been upset for a while.
Shade: The kerfuffle began when celebrity gossip account DeuxMoi published a blind article claiming that Melissa was targeting Lena
Interesting: The user claimed that Lena’s artist father Carroll Dunham was friends with the creator of Clarissa Explains It All, he is pictured here (left to right) with Grace Dunham, Lena Dunham and Laurie Simmons in November 2010 in New York
Melissa was the lead actress on the Nickelodeon program Clarissa Explains it All from 1991 to 1994
Heating up: Another tipster sent in a blind article, in which he had seen Anjelica Huston slamming Lena at a party after she worked on a Lifetime film with Melissa
Icon: Huston has already been seen in Hollywood in May 2015
Another tipster sent in a dummy article in which he saw Anjelica Huston beat up Lena at a party after she worked on a Lifetime movie with Melissa.
Melissa was speechless as she addressed these rumors, claiming that she and Lena had never met before.
She wrote: “Well I don’t usually pay attention to the tabloid rumor mill but numerous friends have asked me about my ‘rivalry’ with @lenadunham and I’m really confused.
“We don’t have ‘beef,’ and as far as I can remember we haven’t even had the pleasure of dating, let alone having a relationship that warrants discussing drag queens at any time. Don’t get infected with flashy links as they pretend to bring you hot gossip that doesn’t exist.’
“I’m really confused”: Melissa was speechless as she addressed these rumors, claiming that she and Lena had never met before
Melissa (pictured in April) explained: “We don’t have ‘Beef’ and as far as I can remember we haven’t even had the pleasure of dating let alone having a relationship to have free time to talk about drag queens at all times to discuss. Don’t get infected with flashy links as they pretend to give you hot gossip that doesn’t exist.
She went on to say that although they never met, she is an admirer of the Girls star’s work and what she has done for women in the industry.
Melissa concluded, “I’m a fan of Lena’s work and all she does to support women in our industry and hope to share a latte one day.
“Please be careful not to get caught up in the hateful rhetoric of these sites that encourage division and spew crap for profit. #mytedtalk’
Lena has not yet commented on the rumors and Melissa’s post.
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