Hollywood actor, Lindsay Lohan has unreservedly apologised for public comments in which she suggested that women coming forward with #MeToo allegations were “weak”.
In an interview with The Times, Lohan was asked to comment on her perception of Hollywood culture and whether she had ever been preyed upon by men like Harvey Weinstein.
“I can’t speak on something I didn’t live, right? Look, I am very supportive of women,” she said. “Everyone goes through their own experiences in their own ways.”
But her analysis didn’t stop there.
Acknowledging she’d end up ‘hating myself’ for further comments, Lohan proceeded to cast shade on women speaking out about sexual misconduct, implying they were doing it for the attention.
“I’m going to really hate myself for saying this, but I think by women speaking against all these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women,” she said.
“You have these girls who come out, who don’t even know who they are, who do it for the attention. That is taking away from the fact that it happened.”
Lohan has since told People: “The quote solely related to my hope that a handful of false testimonies out of a tsunami of heroic voices do not serve to dilute the importance of the #MeToo movement, and all of us who champion it.
“However, I have since learned how statements like mine are seen as hurtful, which was never my intent. I’m sorry for any pain I may have caused.
“I feel very strongly about the #MeToo movement and have the utmost respect and admiration for the women brave enough to come forward and speak out about their experiences.”