Actress Lindsay Lohan is coming to Harvey Weinstein’s defense as Hollywood turns against him.
After The New York Times and New Yorker released investigative reports about the prolific producer, many celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, have come forward with their own negative experiences with Weinstein, who is being accused of sexual harassment and rape by a slew of women.
In a now-deleted Instagram story video shot in Dubai, Lohan said, "I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don’t think it’s right what’s going on.”
lindsay lohan (and her whack accent) is defending Harvey Weinstein on her insta rn. GOODBYE TO YOU FOREVER. pic.twitter.com/aMzvAOXPYp— lauren yap (@itslaurenyap) October 11, 2017
Lindsay also had a strong message for Weinstein’s wife Georgina Chapman, who has decided to leave him. She said, "I think Georgina needs to take a stand and be there for her husband.”
"He's never harmed me or did anything to me, we've done several movies together,” she emphasized. "I think everyone needs to stop, I think it's wrong. So stand up."
After deleting the video, Lindsay told DailyMailTV, "I am saddened to hear about the allegations against my former colleague Harvey Weinstein. As someone who has lived their life in the public eye, I feel that allegations should always be made to the authorities and not played out in the media. I encourage all women who believe Harvey harmed them to report their experiences to the relevant authorities."
Along with denying the allegations, Weinstein is reportedly seeking treatment in Europe, The Blast reports. Weinstein's spokeswoman, Sallie Hofmeister, told the Times in a statement, “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. He will not be available for further comments, as he is taking the time to focus on his family, on getting counseling and rebuilding his life.”