Lindsay Lohan made headlines after saying some pretty controversial stuff about #MeToo accusers.
“Everyone goes through their own experiences in their own ways. If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment,” Lohan told The Times. “You make it a real thing by making it a police report.”
That’s pretty straigtforward. If something happened to you, say something. Don’t wait 25 years.
“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,” she continued.
“I can’t speak on something I don’t live, right? Look, I am very supportive of women,” she added.
I think I get what she was trying to say. Some of the women speaking out are only doing so for attention. We KNOW this, and we try to call those women out, because it takes away from those who really ARE victims of sexual abuse.
She got a lot of negative attention for those remarks and tried backtrack today.
“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,” she said in a statement.
“However, I have since learned how statements like mine are seen as hurtful, which was never my intent,” she added. “I’m sorry for any pain I may have caused.”
I may not agree with Lohan on much, but I think I understand what she was trying to say from the beginning.