Actress Lindsay Lohan has spoken out against the #MeToo movement, claiming that women are coming forward about past incidents of sexual assault “for the attention” and that “it makes them look weak.”
“Everyone goes through their own experiences in their own ways. If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment,” she told The Times of London. “You make it a real thing by making it a police report.”
“I’m going to really hate myself for saying this,” Lohan continued, “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,” the Mean Girls star continued.
Lohan’s last public comments on the #MeToo movement also resulted in controversy after she defended disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein and denounced his then-wife Georgina Chapman for not “[taking] a stand and [being] there for her husband.” Weinstein is currently facing sex crimes charges in New York and has been accused of sexual misconduct or rape by more than 80 women. He has pleaded not guilty and denied all accusations of nonconsensual sex.
Nonetheless, the actress says her comments shouldn’t be construed to mean she isn’t “supportive of women,” but said she believes women should speak out immediately if they face assault. Lohan offered her own actions as an example saying she had done as much after she was allegedly struck by her ex-boyfriend, Egor Tarabasov.
“I can’t speak on something I don’t live, right? … I had a fight with my ex on this very beach. What did I do? Nothing. I just took over the beach,” Lohan quipped, referring to the fact that she recently opened a beach club on the very spot where the alleged assault occurred. “The best revenge is success, right?”
Read the full story at The New York Post.