Lindsay Lohan has apologized for calling #MeToo accusers “attention-seekers” and “weak,” and says she is “sorry for any pain I may have caused.”
“I would like to unreservedly apologize for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with The Times,” Lohan told People Magazine.
“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,” she added. “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.”
Lohan continued, “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. Their testimony has served to protect those who can’t speak, and give strength to those who have struggled to have their voices heard.”
Last week, the actress said to The Times that #MeToo accusers are “attention-seekers” and “weak” for speaking out about their experiences, especially when using trial by social media.
“If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment,” Lohan said. “You make it a real thing by making it a police report. 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. 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.”
Last year, Lohan defended disgraced studio boss Harvey Weinstein in an Instagram video that was quickly deleted.
“Hi, it’s Lindsay Lohan. Hi. I’m in Dubai, I’m home,” she said in the Instagram Story. “I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don’t think it’s right what’s going on.”
A spokesperson for Lohan has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.