Lindsay Lohan Apologizes for #MeToo Comments Calling Women “Weak”
Lindsay Lohan has apologized for her recent comments that she made during an interview with The Times about the #MeToo movement, saying that women “look weak” by speaking out about sexual assault.
“I would like to unreservedly apologize for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with The Times,” Lohan, 32, told PEOPLE.
“The quote solely related to my hope that a handful of false testimonies out of a tsunami of heroic voices do not serve to dilute the importance of the #MeToo movement, and all of us who champion it. However, I have since learned how statements like mine are seen as hurtful, which was never my intent. I’m sorry for any pain I may have caused.”
“I feel very strongly about the #MeToo movement and have the utmost respect and admiration for the women brave enough to come forward and speak out about their experiences. Their testimony has served to protect those who can’t speak, and give strength to those who have struggled to have their voices heard.”
The actress received a lot of backlash for her interview, considering she had previously spoken about abuse in the industry herself.