Lindsay Lohan Apologises For Dismissive #MeToo Comments
The actress now feels "very strongly" about the movement.
In a back-flip fast enough to place at the Olympics, Lindsay Lohan has walked back her comments made during a recent feature with the U.K. newspaper The Times.
During the profile, Lohan called women who had stepped up during the #MeToo movement "attention seekers" and claimed voicing their experiences made them "look weak".
Now, in a statement given to People magazine, Lohan has completely backtracked and issued an apology for her comments.
"I would like to unreservedly apologize for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with The Times," the Parent Trap star said.
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," the statement continued, "and have the utmost respect and admiration for the women brave enough to come forward and speak out about their experiences."
This isn't the first time Lohan has had to apologise for her comments around the #MeToo movement. Back in 2017 the actress posted a video on Instagram defending disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
"I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now," Lohan said in a clip posted to her story adding, "I don’t think it’s right what’s going on".
She later deleted the video in which she implored Weinstein's ex-wife to "take a stand and be there for her husband".
"He’s never harmed me or did anything to me -- we’ve done several movies together. I think everyone needs to stop -- I think it’s wrong. So stand up."
Lohan is currently working on a reality TV series that will follow her and the staff of her Mykonos beach resort set to air on MTV.
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