Lindsay Lohan has issued a formal apology for saying that women speaking up in the #MeToo and Times Up movements are “weak”.
The Mean Girls actress made the comments in an interview with British newspaper The Times, saying: “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.”
Following a negative response Lindsay issued an apology via People magazine, saying: “I would like to unreservedly apologise for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with The Times.”
The 32-year-old – who has just landed her very own reality TV show – added that she never intended to hurt anyone and that she “feels very strongly” about the #MeToo movement.
READ THE FULL STATEMENT HERE:
“I would like to unreservedly apologise for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with The Times.
“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.”