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Lena Dunham has denied using a racist slur while working on the Girls set in 2012 – after Donald Glover joked she used the ‘N-word extremely liberally’.

Glover, 39, made the shock remark about Dunham, 36, as he presented writer-producer Paul Simms with an award at the Writers Guild Awards on Sunday – with the star also referencing his Community co-star Chevy Chase’s past racism scandal.

Glover, who played Sandy, the boyfriend of Dunham’s character Hannah Horvath on the hit HBO show, recalled how he was filming a sex scene and said: ‘Afterwards, I asked Lena, “Yo, what made you decide to work with Paul?” 

‘And she goes “Honestly, this n- lets me do whatever I want.”  I remember thinking two things: One, Lena is using the N-word extremely liberally. Who does she think she is, Chevy Chase? And two, that’s the kind of producer I want.’

A representative for Dunham exclusively told DailyMail.com: ‘Donald Glover told a joke referencing Lena Dunham for last night’s WGA Awards. It included, for effect, language Lena never used, nor would use. Full stop.’

Lena Dunham has denied using a racist slur while working on the Girls set in 2012 - after Donald Glover joked she used the 'N-word extremely liberally' (pictured as Sandy and Hannah Horvath on the show's second season)

Lena Dunham has denied using a racist slur while working on the Girls set in 2012 – after Donald Glover joked she used the ‘N-word extremely liberally’ (pictured as Sandy and Hannah Horvath on the show’s second season)

Speech: Glover, 39, made the shock remark about Dunham, 36, as he presented writer-producer Paul Simms with an award at the Writers Guild Awards on Sunday - with the star also referencing his Community co-star Chevy Chase's past racism scandal

Speech: Glover, 39, made the shock remark about Dunham, 36, as he presented writer-producer Paul Simms with an award at the Writers Guild Awards on Sunday – with the star also referencing his Community co-star Chevy Chase’s past racism scandal

Elsewhere in his speech, Glover took aim at Chase, who was alleged to have frequently made racist remarks to him during their time on Community from 2009-2015, according to the show’s creator Dan Harmon in a 2018 interview.

Glover said: ‘This award was named after Herb Sargent, a writer who worked on Saturday Night Live and came up with Weekend Update with Chevy Chase. 

‘Chevy Chase once called Herb one of the funniest writers working in television. And Chevy Chase once called me… you know, this is about Paul.’

DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for Chevy Chase for comment. 

In 2018 Harmon, who was also a writer on Community, claimed that Chase was intimidated by Glover’s talent and would make the snide racially charged comments between takes.

‘People think you’re funnier because you’re black’, Chase allegedly once told Glover Harmon told the New Yorker.

‘Chevy was the first to realize how immensely gifted Donald was, and the way he expressed his jealousy was to try to throw Donald off,’ he explained. 

Show: A representative for Dunham exclusively told DailyMail.com: 'Donald Glover told a joke referencing Lena Dunham for last night’s WGA Awards. It included, for effect, language Lena never used, nor would use. Full stop'

Show: A representative for Dunham exclusively told DailyMail.com: ‘Donald Glover told a joke referencing Lena Dunham for last night’s WGA Awards. It included, for effect, language Lena never used, nor would use. Full stop’

Elsewhere in his speech, Glover took aim at Chevy Chase, who was alleged to have frequently made racist remarks to him during their time on Community from 2009-2015 (pictured on the show as Pierce Hawthorne and Troy Barnes)

Elsewhere in his speech, Glover took aim at Chevy Chase, who was alleged to have frequently made racist remarks to him during their time on Community from 2009-2015 (pictured on the show as Pierce Hawthorne and Troy Barnes)

‘I remember apologizing to Donald after a particularly rough night of Chevy’s non-P.C. verbiage, and Donald said, ‘I don’t even worry about it.’ 

Glover told the publication that he’d seen Chase as an actor who was very unhappy with his fading stardom.

‘I just saw Chevy as fighting time—a true artist has to be O.K. with his reign being over,’ he said.

‘I can’t help him if he’s thrashing in the water. But I know there’s a human in there somewhere—he’s almost too human.’

Chase responded to the claims at the time, saying he was ‘saddened to hear that Donald perceived me in that light’. He did not specifically react to Harmon’s allegations.

National Lampoon star Chase and Harmon, who is also the creator of hit adult cartoon Rick and Morty, famously clashed on the set of Community.

The feud escalated into Chase leaving a profanity-laced message on Harmon’s voice mail.

Harmon eventually left the series he created after the third season but Chase’s outburst reportedly continued on set.

In 2012, the veteran actor reportedly used the N-word on set – to the shock and dismay of his fellow cast members.

In 2012, the veteran actor reportedly used the N-word on set - to the shock and dismay of his fellow cast members. The Community cas tin 209: Donald Glover as Troy, Alison Brie as Annie, Gillian Jacobs as Britta, Yvette Nicole Brown as Shirley, Danny Pudi as Abed, Chevy Chase as Pierce

In 2012, the veteran actor reportedly used the N-word on set – to the shock and dismay of his fellow cast members. The Community cas tin 209: Donald Glover as Troy, Alison Brie as Annie, Gillian Jacobs as Britta, Yvette Nicole Brown as Shirley, Danny Pudi as Abed, Chevy Chase as Pierce

He was reportedly getting increasingly frustrated about the way his character Pierce Hawthorne, an out of touch, bigot, was being portrayed and snapped suggesting that if the character was made any more racist, he might next be required to call the black characters on the show the N-word, Deadline reported.

Chase returned for the fourth season of the show but made his feelings about it abundantly clear, telling The Huffington Post UK that it was a ‘big mistake’ and that he’d only agreed to come back because he had a wife and three daughters and needed to make some money.

He dropped out later that season.

Glover dropped out of Community at the end of season four and went on to win two Emmys and Golden Globes for his show Atlanta. He also won a Grammy for his song ‘Redbone’ in Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 2018 Awards.

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