Lindsay Lohan sparks outrage with #MeToo movement comments

2018-08-09 11:26

Cape Town - When the powerful #MeToo movement went viral, scores of celebs opened up on their experiences of sexual harassment, assault and abuse.

But while the movement got her peers talking, it clearly left Lindsay Lohan cold.

The Scary Movie star (32) sparked outrage after her recent interview with The Times, during which she had some rather harsh words for women who spoke out about their #MeToo experiences.

While she says she does care for abused women and respects that everyone handles situations in different ways, she does not tolerate “attention seekers” adding that women should report these incidents immediately, reports People magazine.

“I can’t speak on something I don’t live, right? Look, I am very supportive of women. Everyone goes through their own experiences in their own ways. 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 these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women.”

Her comments unleashed a flood of criticism on Twitter, where users labelled her the attention-seeker.

This is not the first time the actress has sparked controversy when it comes to women speaking out about sexual assault.

In December 2017, the actress uploaded an Instagram video in which she defended Harvey Weinstein after reports emerged of his sexual misconduct with dozens of A-listers coming forward about his alleged sexual abuse, reports BBC.

In the now deleted video she said, "I feel very bad for HW right now I don't think it's right what's going on. I think Georgina needs to take a stand and be there for her husband,” reports Insider.

The Parent Trap star is working on a reality TV series set in Greece with the name and further comment on the show yet to be released, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Sources: The Times, BBC, The Hollywood Reporter, Insider, People

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