Lindsay Lohan Defends Harvey Weinstein

Always one to be on the odd side of every story, Scary Movie 5 star Lindsay Lohan spoke out this week on the Harvey Weinstein situation, and her take on the story was unconventional.

Lohan posted a series of video clips on Tuesday speaking out in support of movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused by a growing list of actresses, journalists, former employees and other women of sexual harassment and assault. Unlike the chorus of Hollywood stars speaking out in condemnation of Weinsten, Lohan spoke in his defense, saying that everyone should leave him alone.

Lohan also called for Weinstein's wife, Georgina Chapman, to take a stand and "be there for her husband." Chapman did, indeed, take a stand, but she stood up and announced that she's leaving Weinstein.

Lohan then encouraged everyone else to stand up for Weinstein. Then she deleted the posts.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

On a day filled with explosive news about Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced and troubled film mogul has found an ally in Lindsay Lohan.

The actress attempted to throw water on the fiery Weinstein story by posting a series of clips on Instagram's Stories feature. After introducing herself on her own account with, "Hi, this is Lindsay Lohan" followed by a wave to the camera, the 31-year-old announces that she is "home" in Dubai. Then came a plea to get everyone to stop.

"I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don't think it's right what's going on," Lohan said. "I think Georgina [Chapman] needs to take a stand and be there for her husband."

The latter statement came in a second clip added to the same story, this one with an angel emoji inserted under the name "Harvey."

Apparently Lohan missed the breaking news from earlier in the day when the Marchesa designer Chapman, who has been married to Weinstein since 2007, announced to People that she was leaving him in the wake of a new batch of horrifying allegations published in The New Yorker and The New York Times. Chapman asked for privacy as she cares for the couple's two young children. "My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions," she said. Some of those women went on the record in today's published reports, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rosanna Arquette, Asia Argento, Mira Sorvino, Lucia Evans, Judith Godrèche, Tomi-Ann Roberts, Katherine Kendall and Dawn Dunning.

In her clip, Lohan said that she was not among those hurt by Weinstein. "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," she said, before signing off.

Get the whole story at The Hollywood Reporter.

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