Lena Dunham SHUTS DOWN rumor she has ‘beef’ with Melissa Joan Hart after actress did the same 

‘I’m not in a feud with anyone’: Lena Dunham SHUTS DOWN rumor she has ‘beef’ with Melissa Joan Hart after actress did the same

Melissa Joan Hart recently shutdown a bizarre rumor that she’s been secretly feuding with director/actress Lena Dunham.

And now Lena has come forward to also deny that any beef exists between herself and the Drive Me Crazy actress, 46.

‘I’m not in a feud with anyone. I literally live in London and barely leave my home,’ the Girls star, 36, told the Who Weekly? podcast Tuesday.

Not true: Lena Dunham (pictured) is now shutting down the rumor that she and Melissa Joan Hart are 'beefing' after Melissa did the same last week

'I've never met Melissa Joan Hart (pictured), never been in a room with her, never seen her. I did see all of Clarissa Explains It All and all of Sabrina the Teenage Witch,' said Lena

Not true: Lena Dunham is now shutting down the rumor that she and Melissa Joan Hart are ‘beefing’ after Melissa did the same last week

‘I’ve never met Melissa Joan Hart, never been in a room with her, never seen her. I did see all of Clarissa Explains It All and all of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.’

She continued: ‘I only found out about this feud because Melissa Joan Hart said how much she was hearing about this feud, but let’s just say I didn’t hear about this feud until Melissa Joan Hart talked about how much she was hearing about this feud, do you know what I mean?’

The kerfuffle all began when celebrity gossip account DeuxMoi posted a blind item claiming that Melissa ‘has it out’ for Lena. 

It read: ‘They’ve been frenemies for a long time (Lena’s dad was friends with the creator of Clarissa Explains It All). The dinner party fight about 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 was the lead in from 1991 to 1994 –  was Mitchell Kriegman.

No feuds: 'I'm not in a feud with anyone. I literally live in London and barely leave my home,' the Girls star, 36, told the Who Weekly? podcast Tuesday; Lena seen in October

No feuds: ‘I’m not in a feud with anyone. I literally live in London and barely leave my home,’ the Girls star, 36, told the Who Weekly? podcast Tuesday; Lena seen in October

The post continued: ‘Melissa has a knack for alienating people in her life-they disappear like magic. Her views are controversial (and chaotic) and she gets really argumentative about them. I didn’t see the Instagram story but it’s common knowledge in both of their circles that they’ve been beefing for a while.’

Another tipster sent in a blind item that they had witnessed Anjelica Huston slamming Lena at a party after working on a Lifetime movie with Melissa.

Lena did confirm that her father and Kriegman ‘did play doubles tennis’ but she has never personally met him. 

‘[Kriegman] gave me a Clarissa Explains It All T-shirt when I was 7, and also a denim jacket. It was very cool for me because I wasn’t a super popular child and it was exclusive cast gear,’ she explained during the podcast.

Shade: The kerfuffle began when celebrity gossip account DeuxMoi posted a blind item claiming that Melissa 'has it out' for Lena

Shade: The kerfuffle began when celebrity gossip account DeuxMoi posted a blind item claiming that Melissa ‘has it out’ for 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 New York back in November 2010

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 New York back in November 2010

Melissa was the lead in Nickelodeon program Clarissa Explains it all from 1991 to 1994

Melissa was the lead in Nickelodeon program Clarissa Explains it all from 1991 to 1994

‘That being said, I never met Mitchell Kriegman, although I’m a fan and appreciate his support.’

As for the alleged Anjelica Huston connection, Lena simply stated that she ‘[doesn’t] think I’ve ever met’ the 71-year-old Addams Family star.

All in all, Lena was amazed by the way the rumor swiftly developed online and how no legitimate connections between the parties mentioned even exist.

‘Having never met any of the people involved in this story, and having barely exited my home since the year 2018, it was definitely a surprise, and I’m not gonna say it didn’t tickle me,’ she said.

‘I am a consumer of fake gossip, so it’s always interesting to me to see how the sausage gets made and then to hear you guys eat the sausage, spit it back out, and make something new with it.’

Heating up: Another tipster sent in a blind item that they had witnessed Anjelica Huston slamming Lena at a party after working on a Lifetime movie with Melissa

Heating up: Another tipster sent in a blind item that they had witnessed Anjelica Huston slamming Lena at a party after working on a Lifetime movie with Melissa

Never met her: Lena simply stated that she '[doesn't] think I've ever met' the 71-year-old Addams Family star; Anjelica seen in 2015

Never met her: Lena simply stated that she ‘[doesn’t] think I’ve ever met’ the 71-year-old Addams Family star; Anjelica seen in 2015 

Last week, Melissa did not mince any words as she addressed these rumors while insisting that that she and Lena had never even met before.

She wrote: ‘So I don’t normally pay any attention to the tabloid rumor mill but numerous friends have asked me about my ‘rivalry’ with @lenadunham and I’m truly confused. 

‘We have no ‘beef’, and as far as I remember we haven’t even had the pleasure of meeting let alone having enough of a relationship to warrant any time to discuss drag queens. Don’t let them get you with flashy links as they pretend to give you hot gossip that doesn’t exist.’

She went on to say that though they have 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 that she does to support females in our industry and hope to share a latte someday. 

‘Please be careful not to get caught up in the hateful rhetoric of these sites that promote division and spew crap to make a profit. #mytedtalk’ 

'I'm truly confused': Melissa did not mince any words as she addressed these rumors while claiming that she and Lena had never even met before

‘I’m truly confused’: Melissa did not mince any words as she addressed these rumors while claiming that she and Lena had never even met before

Melissa (pictured in April) explained: 'We have no "beef", and as far as I remember we haven't even had the pleasure of meeting let alone having enough of a relationship to warrant any time to discuss drag queens. Don't let them get you with flashy links as they pretend to give you hot gossip that doesn't exist'

Melissa (pictured in April) explained: ‘We have no “beef”, and as far as I remember we haven’t even had the pleasure of meeting let alone having enough of a relationship to warrant any time to discuss drag queens. Don’t let them get you with flashy links as they pretend to give you hot gossip that doesn’t exist’

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