Lindsay Lohan apologizes for the controversial #MeToo comments

Lindsay Lohan apologizes for the controversial #MeToo comments

The actress now defines herself as a "champion" of the movement.

Lindsay Lohan

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After saying that women share stories of sexual harassment "makes them look weak" and suggests that some of them do "attention seekers", Lindsay Lohan has clarified her remarks and apologized for them.

"I would like to apologize unconditionally for any injury and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with The Times," he told People, adding that his comments "relate solely to my hope that a handful of false testimonies of a tsunami of rumors heroics do not serve to diminish the importance of the #MeToo movement, and all of us who defend it ".

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"However, I have since learned that statements like mine are seen as painful, which was never my intent," Lohan continued in a statement. "I feel strongly the #MeToo movement and I have the utmost respect and admiration for women who are brave enough to come forward and talk about their experiences".

This is in stark contrast to his controversial statements at the start of this week. "I really hate myself for saying this, but I think women who speak against all these things make them look weak when they're very strong women," Lohan said. "You have these girls who go out, who do not even know who they are, who do it for attention … This is taking away from the fact that it happened."

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Lohan had previously defended Harvey Weinstein, making her one of the few to do so. The former manager "never hurt me or did anything for me," he said. "We've made several films together, I think everyone has to stop, I think it's wrong."

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