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Lindsay Lohan Apologizes For ‘Any Hurt’ Her #MeToo Comments Caused

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

Lindsay Lohan apologized for “any hurt or distress” her comments about the #MeToo movement might have caused after saying women “look weak” for speaking out.

“I would like to unreservedly apologize for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with The Times,” the 32-year-old actress shared with People magazine Sunday.  (RELATED: Lindsay Lohan On #MeToo Movement: It Makes Women ‘Look Weak’)

Lindsay Lohan attends a photocall for "Speed The Plow" at Playhouse Theatre on September 30, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Lindsay Lohan attends a photocall for “Speed The Plow” at Playhouse Theatre on September 30, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

“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 added. “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 continued. “Their testimony has served to protect those who can’t speak, and give strength to those who have struggled to have their voices heard.”

The comments came following her recent interview in The Times in which she said that she had no personal experience with issues related to the movement and that “by women speaking against all these things, it makes them look weak.”

“I don’t really ave anything to say. I can’t speak on something I don’t live, right? Look, I am very supportive of women,” the “Mean Girls” star explained. “Everyone goes through their own experiences in their own ways.”

“If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment,” she added. “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,” she continued. “That is taking away from the fact that it happened.”
It was not the first time, the actress has raised eyebrows with similar sentiment. Following the shocking exposés last October in The New York Times and The New Yorker–that detailed the allegations of sexual misconduct against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein–Lohan said that she “felt very bad” for him.