Deleted Video Of Lindsay Lohan Defending Harvey Weinstein Is Making People Furious
News this week has been flooded with the now infamous story of mega-Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and the allegations of sexual harassment that have come out against him by multiple women. It has been a long, painful week, as both male and female celebrities have commented on the allegations, including a lengthy list of A-list female celebrities who are sharing their own, personal stories about their alleged experiences with the producer. Then, a recent video of Lindsay Lohan defending Harvey Weinstein on her personal Instagram account hit the social media waves and was immediately deleted.
In response to the allegations against Weinstein, Weinstein said in a statement to The New York Times,
Lisa Bloom, Weinstein's attorney, gave a statement to the public as well. She said, Weinstein "denies many of the accusations as patently false." As for his company, The Weinstein Company removed Weinstein from his position quickly after the allegations first broke. In a statement in Variety, The Weinstein Company said,
Now, it looks like Lohan's video was prompted in response to the latest news that Weinstein's wife, Georgina Chapman, is leaving him.
In the video, Lohan sheepishly opens with a wave saying, "Hi." She then goes on,
Perhaps obviously, Twitter was irate following Lohan's comments, pointing out how her statements "dismiss," "negate," and "diminish" the very serious stories shared by the women alleging harassment by Weinstein.
Since the backlash, Lohan clarified her statement about Weinstein to The Daily Mail, saying,
Included on the growing list of women who have spoken out against Weinstein are heavy Hollywood hitting actors Gwenyth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and Rosanne Arquette.
Paltrow told The New York Times during her time working on the movie Emma, Weinstein had suggested the two "head to the bedroom for massages."
Additionally, in an email to The New York Times, Angelina Jolie said,
Chapman announced her separation from Weinstein in a statement to People magazine, saying,
After initially stating that Chapman was standing behind him, Weinstein now said in a statement to Page Six,
Lohan has yet to respond to the latest wave of backlash from her second statement.