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Lindsay Lohan says women who share #MeToo stories 'look weak'
The New York Daily News - 8/9/2018
Aug. 09--Lindsay Lohan has a critical take on some of the women who have come forward with their stories during the #MeToo movement.
The actress accused some women who have shared their experiences with sexual misconduct of only speaking out for attention during a new interview with the British outlet The Times.
"If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment," Lohan said. "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," she continued. "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."
Lohan, 32, said during the interview that she had never gone through a #MeToo moment personally.
"I can't speak on something I didn't live, right?" she said. "Look, I am very supportive of women. Everyone goes through their own experiences in their own ways."
Lohan accused her former fiancé Egor Tarabasov of abuse in 2016. She seemed to reference one incident that was caught on camera during her new interview with The Times.
"I had a fight with my ex on this very beach," she said. "What did I do? Nothing. I just took over the beach. The best revenge is success, right?"
Lohan's latest comments aren't the first time she's has made controversial remarks regarding the widespread #MeToo movement. She defended Harvey Weinstein last October amid a wave of sexual misconduct allegations against the filmmaker, saying in a since-deleted Instagram video that she felt "very bad" for him.
"I don't think it's right what's going on," she said, adding that Weinstein had never mistreated her when they worked together.
She later attempted to clarify her remarks with a statement to the Daily Mail, saying she believed accusations "should always be made to the authorities and not played out in the media" but encouraged Weinstein's accusers to go to the police.
Weinstein is accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women. He has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.
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