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Lena Dunham

Doesn’t Pay Performers

29 Sep, 2014

In a controversy fueled by Gawker, Dunham does not pay the seven performers she hand-picked to “warm-up” the crowd for her 11-city book tour. To enliven her book tour, the actor-cum-writer chose from among 600 applicants who applied online to perform for her tour. Gawker claims that since she is expected to make $304,000 in ticket sale revenue alone, she should compensate her performers who willingly signed up for the act knowing it would be pro bono.