Scandale! Lena Dunham aurait menti sur son chien

PEOPLE La comédienne avait rapporté son petit Lamby au chenil sous prétexte qu’il était agressif ayant été maltraité avant qu'elle l'adopte…

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L'actrice et réalisatrice Lena Dunham dans les rues de New York
L'actrice et réalisatrice Lena Dunham dans les rues de New York — WENN

Lena Dunham a raconté certains de ses problèmes les plus notoires dans sa série Girls, mais pas un épisode ne parle de… chien. Pourtant, aujourd’hui, c’est bien un chien qui se trouve au cœur des ennuis dans lesquels la comédienne s’est empêtrée en se séparant du sien, Lamby, sous prétexte qu’il était agressif et l’avait mordue parce qu’il avait été préalablement « battu » avant qu'elle ne l'adopte.

A lot of you have been asking where Lamby is these days since he's always been the star of my gram and I've been posting pics of my poodle girls. Well, you know honesty is my jam but this one has been really heartbreaking to talk about. But I feel I have to share that last March, after four years of challenging behavior and aggression that could not be treated with training or medication or consistent loving dog ownership, Lamby went to live at an amazing professional facility in Los Angeles @matt_thezendog where an awesome person named @therealdanishay (who is educated in a rescue dog's specific trauma) loves him so hard. Lamby suffered terrible abuse as a pup that made having him in a typical home environment dangerous to him and others- we needed to be responsible to ourselves, our neighbors and especially our beloved boy. Jack and I will miss him forever but sometimes when you love something you have to let it go (especially when it requires tetanus shots and stitches.) Someday I'll really write about the pain and relief of letting Lamby go off and really be Lamby, biting and peeing in his own mouth and all. There were so many lessons in it, about forgiving myself and loving with an open palm and giving in to a larger plan. Shout out to @jennikonner for listening to endless hours of Lamby pain, and especially my partner @jackantonoff for loving him even when he ruined floors and couches and our life. Jack knows what Lamby means to me and he let me come to the decision in my own time even when it made his days challenging. Susan & Karen will never be my first loves, but they are fuzzy and hilarious stuffing for the hole Lamby left and we cherish them deeply ❤️#lamby #thefirstcutisthedeepest #foreverlamb PS If you have a similar situation, please know its possible to responsibly re-home your rescue rather than sending them back into the shelter system. It can require patience, diligence and often a financial contribution but there are solutions that leave everyone happy and safe. You will always have been your dog's first stop outside shelter life and that's beautiful.

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Une assertion immédiatement démentie par les responsables du chenil où elle l’avait adopté et qui avaient jugé le chien parfaitement sain au moment où la comédienne l’avait ramené chez elle. « Quand elle l’a adopté, il n’était pas fou. J’ai des photos du chien couché sur Lena et sa mère, ce qui est bizarre pour un chien battu. Il ne lui ferait pas un câlin ou il ne se coucherait pas sur son lit, avec son petit copain dans les pages de Vogue », a confié Robert Vazquez, le porte-parole du foyer pour chiens, à Yahoo Celebrity.

her majesty & her highness (alt title: easy like Sunday poodles)

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Lena Dunham dément à son tour

D’après le porte-parole du chenil, Lena Dunham aurait été informée si Lamby avait eu le moindre problème, physique ou mental. Or, The Zen Dog, qui a recueilli le chien à Los Angeles, quand Lena Dunham s’en est séparée, avait un avis bien différent, puisque d’après eux, le chien était « très perturbé » au point de boire sa propre urine au moment de sa prise en charge.

It's come to my attention that the staff at the shelter where I adopted Lamby have a very different account of his early life and behavioral issues than I do. While I'm sorry to have disappointed them, I can't apologize. Lamby was and is one of the great loves of my life. When I met him I knew we'd have an amazing journey. But his aggression - which was unpredictable- and his particular issues, which remain myriad, weren't manageable, at least not by me. I did what I thought the best mother would do, which was to give him a life that provided for his specific needs. He'd been with me for nearly four years and I was his mom- I was in the best position to discern what those needs were. After countless hours of training, endless financial support and a lot of tears he was given access to a better life. I still support him financially and I'll always be there for him in every way but he's notably happier in his new surroundings. Why should this story be subject to scrutiny and anger? It is willfully misunderstanding the truth. I hope those judging can imagine the incredible pain of letting go of your favorite creature on EARTH because you know you can't help them be healthy and happy. I would never say an unkind word about the staff of BARC, what they do is amazing and life saving for these animals- but we have different accounts of Lamby's behavior and they were not present in my home nor did they live with him for an extended period. They did not witness the consistent and responsible care I provided. I have weathered a lot of micro-scandals but this one hurts MOST, because of the vulnerability of letting people know Lamby and my story, and because I miss him so damn much. This is the painting that greets me every day when I walk into my home. This is the animal who taught me about loving and letting go. I know I'm a lot of fun to place your issues on, but I won't let anyone hang their hat on this peg. Not this time.

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D’après Lena Dunham – qui a, d’après plusieurs témoins, fait analyser Lamby par différents vétérinaires pour arriver au même verdict – les analyses du chenil sont fausses, comme elle l’a expliqué sur Instagram. « Apparemment, l’équipe du chenil où j’ai adopté Lamby a une vision très différente de la mienne sur sa vie passée, a-t-elle écrit pour défendre ses propres conclusions. Je suis désolée de les avoir déçus, mais je ne peux pas m’excuser. J’ai adoré, et j’adore toujours Lamby. Quand nous nous sommes rencontrés, nous passions de très beaux moments. Son agressivité était imprévisible – et ses problèmes, qui sont légion, n’étaient pas gérables. Par moi en tout cas. »

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