Hillary Clinton received flack this week for not condemning Harvey Weinstein right away, but she didn’t outright defend him. That fell to Lindsey Lohan, who posted a video on her Instagram Wednesday morning UAE time, reported People.
On her Instagram story, Lindsay Lohan voiced her support for Weinstein after several women accused him of sexual misconduct. It was originally broken by the New York Times, but reports also came from the New Yorker and actresses such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.
In the video, which she deleted an hour later, Lohan expressed her disagreement with the way Weinstein is being treated. Unfortunately for her, social media users recorded the video before she had a chance to delete it.
She posted the video from Dubai, where she is currently located. In her odd European accent, Lohan, 31, explained her view of the situation.
“Hi, this is Lindsay Lohan, I’m in Dubai. I’m home,” she said. “I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don’t think it’s right what’s going on.”
Lohan, who was in “Bobby” and “Scary Movie 5,” which were distributed by The Weinstein Company, also called out Weinstein’s wife. Georgina Chapman announced on Tuesday that she’s leaving her husband, but Lohan disagreed with her decision.
“I think Georgina needs to take a stand and be there for her husband,” said Lohan.
She continued, “He’s never harmed me or did anything to me. We’ve done several movies together. I think everyone needs to stop. I think it’s wrong. So, stand up.”
People on Twitter were quick to point out the implications of that statement. Lohan seemed to be saying that all the women, who have come forward to accuse Weinstein of harassment, assault, or rape, were lying.
Even Weinstein isn’t denying the allegations that he mistreated women—although he does deny non-consensual sex. In a statement given to the New York Times on October 5th, Weinstein apologized for his actions.
“I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it,” said Weinstein in the statement.
He continued, “Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go. That is my commitment. My journey now will be to learn about myself and conquer my demons… I so respect all women and regret what happened.”
What do you think about Lohan’s statement? Why would she come to the defense of a man who admitted to sexual assault? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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