Lindsay Lohan believes that women who publicly share past #metoo stories make themselves “look weak”.
The 32-year-old began her acting career as a child star during the 1990s, and has previously insisted that she never experienced sexual harassment while working in Hollywood.
In an interview with The Times, Lindsay encouraged anyone with a #MeToo story to share their experience as soon as possible, rather than speak out years later.
“If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment. You make it a real thing by making it a police report,” the Mean Girls star explained. “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.”
Lindsay noted that she “can’t speak on something I didn’t live” and is adamant that she is fully supportive of women.
However, the film star, who caused controversy in the wake of the accusations against Harvey Weinstein by saying she “felt bad” for him, also accused some of the alleged victims of attention seeking.
“You have these girls who come out, who don’t even know who they are, who do it for the attention,” Lindsay suggested. “That is taking away from the fact that it happened.”
Over 80 women in the film industry have accused the disgraced film mogul of sexual harassment, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Lupita Nyong’o. Weinstein – who has denied all allegations – was charged with rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women in May (18).
Writing on her Instagram Story, Lindsay said: “He’s never wronged me or done anything to me and we’ve done several movies together. I think everyone needs to stop. It’s wrong, so stand up.”