Lindsay Lohan is apologizing after receiving major backlash—rightfully so—for calling #MeToo survivors “weak” in a new interview.
Speaking to The Times, the actress revealed that she hasn’t had any #MeToo experiences in the industry. She began level-headed and fair, insisting she’s “very supportive of women” and adding, “I can’t speak on something I didn’t live, right?” But as she dove deeper, it got messier than 2000s Lindsay.
“If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment,” the 32-year old said, insinuating that women should only speak up when it happens and they can present hard evidence of an attack. “You make it a real thing by making it a police report.”
She added, “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.”
Obviously, her tone-deaf and unsympathetic comments earned her some major backlash online—which, by this point, Lohan is probably used to. Earlier this year, she told Wendy Williams that she is no longer bisexual, despite having had a very public relationship with out lesbian DJ Samantha Ronson. The Mean Girls actress has also spoken out in defense of Donald Trump, as well as the disgraced Harvey Weinstein, which doesn’t give her the most credible record.
On Sunday, Lindsay released an official apology via People. She wrote, “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.” Lohan elaborated, “Their testimony has served to protect those who can’t speak, and give strength to those who have struggled to have their voices heard.”
The former Parent Trap star is ramping up for a forthcoming reality show with MTV, which will chronicle her work at the new Lohan Beach House, a seaside club in Mykonos. No official premiere date has been released.