Lindsay Lohan has apologized for controversial remarks she made about the #MeToo movement published by British newspaper, The Sunday Times.
The 32-year-old Mean Girls actress issued her apology via People on Sunday for suggesting that women who speak out against inappropriate behavior at work are ‘weak.’
‘I would like to unreservedly apologize for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with The Times,’ she said.
Making a statement: Lindsay Lohan, seen on the Greek island of Mykonos in June where she’s filming her new reality show, has apologized ‘unreservedly’for calling #MeToo women weak
‘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,’ the celebrity continued.
‘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.’
Her explanation: ‘The quote solely related to my hope that a handful of false testimonies out of a tsunami of heroic voices do not dilute the importance of the #MeToo movement’ she said. Here Lindsay is seen with her mom, Dina Lohan in SoHo, New York City in May
Saying it in black and white: Lindsay posed with the women in her team in a photo captioned, ‘#WOMENATWORK’ that she posted on Instagram on Sunday
Lindsay sparked controversy when she told The Sunday Times: ‘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.’
In the interview, Lindsay opened up about her own on-set experiences in Hollywood, saying she didn’t ‘really have anything to say’ about the #MeToo movement, which began late last year.
‘I can’t speak on something I don’t live, right? Look, I am very supportive of women. Everyone goes through their own experiences in their own ways,’ Lindsay said, before claiming she didn’t condone ‘attention-seekers.’
Island life: The Mean Girls actress, 32, has started filming her new MTV reality show, Lohan Beach Club, at the bar and restaurant she opened on a beach on the Greek island of Mykonos
Meanwhile, the celebrity recently began filming her new MTV reality show, Lohan Beach Club, at the bar and restaurant she opened on a beach on the Greek island of Mykonos.
And she is currently starring in the second season of TV sitcom Sicknote, which wraps on August 16 with two episodes.
Lindsay has also wrapped crime thriller The Shadow Within, which has yet to set a release date.
So chic: On August 7 the actress donned a brightly colored, see-through Moschino dress as she filmed Lohan Beach Club