Lindsay Lohan has apologised for any "hurt and distress" caused by controversial comments she made about the MeToo movement. The actress said in a
Lindsay Lohan has apologised for any “hurt and distress” caused by controversial comments she made about the MeToo movement.
The actress said in an interview with The Times that some women “look weak” when they share their experiences of sexual assault and harassment, and that others “do it for attention”.
The 32-year-old, who became a teenage star when she appeared in the Parent Trap in 1998, has sought to make amends in a statement she gave to the celebrity news site People.
She said: “I would like to unreservedly apologise for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with The Times.”
Lohan, who recently began filming for her MTV reality show Lohan Beach Club, added: “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.”
In the interview published by The Times on 4 August, Lohan said she had never experienced sexual assault or harassment herself in Hollywood.
The Mean Girls star said: “So, I don’t really have anything to say. I can’t speak on something I didn’t live right?
“Look I am very supportive of women.
“Everyone goes through their own experiences in their own ways.”
Lohan continued: “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.”