Sarah Palin brands Lena Dunham a paedophile in rant against media coverage of alleged sex offender Josh Duggar

Josh Duggar allegedly molested 5 girls including his 2 sisters when he was 14 and 15-years-old

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Sarah Palin is never one to shirk a high-profile row.

And now the former vice-presidential candidate and right-wing darling has voiced her opinions on the Josh Duggar scandal - branding Lena Dunham a paedophile in comparisons of the media's response to Dunham's book with the child molestation allegations swirling around reality TV star Duggar.

Mrs Palin posted a link to her daughter Bristol’s blog post, in which she writes that the American “liberal media” has reacted with anger over the allegations that Josh Duggar molested underage girls, while turning a blind eye to Lena Dunham’s supposed sexual experimentation with her sister.

Mr Duggar, the American television personality on reality show 19 Kids and Counting, allegedly molested five girls, including two of his sisters when he was 14 and 15 years old.

Her post, in which she refers to Ms Dunham as "you pedophile" in relation to the alleged incident involving her sister, claims that while “I’m not an apologist for any sexual predator… I’m sickened that the media gives their chosen ones a pass”.

Mrs Palin, who was the Republican nominee for the vice presidency in 2008, claimed that the treatment of Duggar had become a “hell-bent mission” to attack an entire family, rather than equally criticise every alleged sexual offender.

In a response to allegations when her book was released last year, Ms Dunham took to Twitter to defend herself saying that news stories which claimed she molested her little sister were “upsetting and disgusting”.

 

While Ms Dunham has not responded to Mrs Palin's most recent accusations, the social media storm over the interview that the Duggar family gave to Fox News has continued.

The allegations were discovered in May when a freedom of information request, submitted to the Springdale Police Department by American magazine In Touch, found that the alleged molestation had not been reported to police until more than a year afterwards. Mr Duggar abandoned charges as the then three-year statute of limitations had expired.

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