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Lindsay Lohan says women speaking out about sexual misconduct ‘makes them look weak’


Lindsay Lohan is being criticized for comments she made about women who speak out against sexual misconduct.

Lohan, who is filming a reality TV show in Greece tentatively titled “Lohan Beach Club,” did an interview with British paper The Times, which was published Saturday. 

People reported that the 32-year-old actor spoke about tabloids, pressures she faced as a young successful actress and her own on-set experiences in the industry. 

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But it’s Lohan’s comments about the #MeToo movement that are getting the most attention, according to CNN.

“I don’t really have anything to say,” Lohan told The Times. “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.”

Related: Lindsay Lohan defends Harvey Weinstein, says she feels ‘very bad’ for him

Lohan still spoke about it, however, saying that women who do speak out look weak, and that they should take action when sexual misconduct happens, and not wait to make allegations.

“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.”

The comments did not sit well with many.

 

Although she said she never lived the experience other women had in reporting abuse, Lohan cited her own experience reporting a fight between herself and an ex-fiance, saying “the best revenge is success.” according to Vox.

In a since-deleted video posted on Instagram Stories, Lohan has previously defended movie executive Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual abuse and misconduct by multiple women. 

“I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don’t think it’s right what’s going on,” she said in a video.

“I think Georgina (Chapman) needs to take a stand and be there for her husband,” Lohan said of Weinstein’s ex wife, who had filed for divorce. “He’s never harmed me or did anything to me. We’ve done several movies together. I think everyone needs to stop. I think it’s wrong. So, stand up.”


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