Lindsay Lohan sparks controversy by suggesting some #MeToo accusers look "weak"
Lindsay Lohan has been controversy's favorite child pretty much throughout her career, and the 32-year-old actress iss showing no signs of giving up that position. In a series of statements that will almost certainly outrage the women who have been advocating for more openness from peers following the #MeToo movement, Lohan claimed that the women who came out with the stories of their sexual assault many years later look 'weak.'
In an interview with the London Times that is sure to turn heads, Lohan said: "If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment," adding: "You make it a real thing by making it a police report." She went on to clarify her statements but the damage had already been done.
"I'm going to really hate myself for saying this, but I think by women speaking against these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women," she said. But that's as far as the damage control went, with the actress going on to state that she thinks some of the accusers do it just for the attention. "You have these girls who come out, who don't even know who they are, who do it for the attention," she said. "That is taking away from the fact that it happened."
Her comments paint the picture of a woman who is quite possibly out of touch with reality. This isn't the first occasion that Lohan has come out to question the legitimacy of some of the claims either. When the accusations of sexual assault and rape against Harvey Weinstein came to light in October 2017 following the New York Times exposé, the actress was one of the very few to come forward in the disgraced producer's support.
"I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don't think it's right what's going on," Lohan wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post. "He's never harmed me or done anything wrong to me, and we've done several movies together. So I think everyone needs to stop. I think it's wrong. So stand up," even going as far as to suggest that his ex-wife Georgina Chapman should stand by his side in his legal battle.
It was in the wake of these allegations against Weinstein — over 80 women spoke out against the Miramax supremo — that the #MeToo movement was born, providing a platform for millions of women across the world to speak up about their own sexual harassment experiences. Lohan's most recent comments have already provoked a reaction from Aisha Tyler, who wrote on Twitter, "@lindsaylohan is canceled. Forever," and further backlash is sure to follow.