Lindsay Lohan has made a home for herself away from America in Dubai, but that hasn’t stopped her from weighing in on what’s going on in Hollywood when it comes to the #MeToo movement.
The actress spoke about the issue in a new interview with the Times, explaining that personally she never had negative #MeToo-like experiences in Hollywood.
“So, I don’t really have anything to say. I can’t speak on something I didn’t live, right?” Lohan said. “Look, I am very supportive of women. Everyone goes through their own experiences in their own ways.”
But Lohan added that she does not support “attention seekers,” though.
“If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment,” she 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. 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 also opened up about coming up in Hollywood as a young actress and then moving away to Dubai.
“You have to remember that in LA, I was 19,” she said. “I lived there for seven years and it was just people, places, and things. I had too much money, I was way too young, and I had no one around to protect me; just people who wanted to come along for the ride.”
As she grew up, Lohan said she had to figure out who she was as a person.
“You couldn’t control anything yourself,” she explained. “There was just the tabloids, and they were out to get me. I’m now 32. Age changes everything. Understanding who you are, finding out who you are as a person, that has been a big factor for me.”
Lohan also discussed the exhaustion that comes with interacting with fans, even on her vacation in Mykonos.
“People think I am just coming here to have my photo taken,” she said. “But that actually gets in the way of me doing my job. I can’t count the number of times I have to do a selfie every day. It’s exhausting. It’s also not in my contract.”
Following backlash over her comments, Lohan subsequently issued an apology.
“I would like to unreservedly apologize for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with the Times,” Lohan says in a statement to 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,” she concludes. “Their testimony has served to protect those who can’t speak, and give strength to those who have struggled to have their voices heard.”