n the days following the staggering reports of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, celebrities from Meryl Streep to George Clooney to Jennifer Lawrence have stepped forward with their reactions.
The vast majority of actors and others who worked with Weinstein are stunned, disgusted, and find his behavior inexcusable.
Lindsay Lohan came to Weinstein's defense, and my oh my, did she face backlash for it.
In a series of Instagram story videos earlier this week, Lindsay Lohan came to the defense of Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood mogul and outed serial harasser of women.
“I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now,” she said. “I don’t think it’s right what’s going on.”
Then, referring to his now ex wife Georgina Chapman, “I think Georgina needs to take a stand and be there for her husband,” she continued. “And he’s never hurt me or did anything wrong to me — we’ve done several movies together – and so I think everyone needs to stop. I think it’s wrong. So stand up.”
Lohan is referring to the fact that after these allegations went public, Weinstein's wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, announced she was leaving Weinstein.
“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” Chapman said in a statement to People Magazine. “I have chosen to leave my husband.”
After much criticism, Lohan deleted her video messages but not before BuzzFeed’s celebrity editor Lauren Yapalater posted them to Twitter.
Rose McGowan, who's been a champion for women and an outspoken voice for survivors of sexual assault, had this to say about Lohan:
Were people wrong to criticize Lindsay Lohan for her defense of Harvey Weinstein? Even Rose McGowan, who’s been such a force against him, told people to go easy on her.
What are your thoughts?