Two weeks ago, former child star Lindsay Lohan was interviewed by The New York Times about her new resort in Mykonos, Greece — Lohan Beach House. In between talk about her newest business endeavor — which is slated to get an MTV docuseries next year — Lohan shared an anecdote about working on the film The Canyons. Lohan described how the director, Paul Schrader stripped in front of her when she shied away from shooting a nude scene. In spite of this, Lohan denied having any experiences during her film career that would qualify her to participate in the #MeToo movement. She then went on to say that while she is “very supportive of women” and their unique experiences working in the entertainment industry, she cannot support “attention-seekers.”

Lohan told The Times, “If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment. 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.”


This is not the first time that Lohan has made incendiary remarks about the #MeToo movement. In October of 2017, she posted videos on her Instagram story defending Harvey Weinstein. She said that he never harmed her when they worked together and urged Weinstein’s estranged wife, Georgina Chapman, to stand by him. Later, Lohan clarified her statement to the Daily Mail: “I am saddened to hear about the allegations against my former colleague Harvey Weinstein. As someone who has lived their life in the public eye, I feel that allegations should always be made to the authorities and not played out in the media.”

Like last year, Lohan received backlash on social media for her newest comments about #MeToo. This time, however, she issued an apology. On Sunday, August 12, 2018, Lohan gave a statement to People:

“I would like to unreservedly apologize for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with The Times. 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. Their testimony has served to protect those who can’t speak, and give strength to those who have struggled to have their voices heard.”

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