If you’ve been keeping up with the news lately, you’ve probably seen the mess that is the Harvey Weinstein scandal. First, The New York Times practically lit a match and threw it onto Harvey Weinstein’s career when they published reports that stated plainly the decades of abuse Weinstein was allegedly putting women through. Weinstein reportedly assaulted women, paid them to keep silent, or tarnished their names if they didn’t. Then The New Yorker published another report that named celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Angeline Jolie among other women who experienced rape and assault allegedly at the hands of the exec. It didn’t take long for celebrities to start speaking out against the 65-year-old now former-Hollywood power player. Meryl Streep, George Clooney, and Kate Winslet are among the big names who came forward to express their anger and disbelief.
It seemed that Hollywood was unified in their thinking: Harvey Weinstein got away with his behavior for far too long and it is unacceptable. That is, until Lindsay Lohan decided to chime in.
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
“I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don’t think it’s right what’s going on. I think Georgina needs to take a stand and be there for her husband,” Lindsay says in a weird new accent. Georgina Chapman was Weinstein’s wife–the two were married in 2007 and share two children together. She decided to leave him in the wake of the allegations.
Lindsay goes on to say, “And he’s never harmed me, or done anything mean to me and we’ve done several movies together. And so I think everyone needs to stop. I think it’s wrong. So stand up.”
Everyone is a little confused by her (now deleted) Instagram videos, which come in the wake of Donna Karan’s comments that the victims were pretty much asking to be assaulted.
Lindsay Lohan is defending Weinstein… pic.twitter.com/xbnH4SXGnz
— Shawn Reynolds (@ShawnWTVM9) October 11, 2017
“Several women accuse Harvey of assault and rape”
Lindsay: you guys need to stop it.
— Sultry Seductress (@Ms_BiAnCa_BiSa) October 11, 2017
Did Dubai sand get in @lindsaylohan 's brain defending Harvey W? That's like saying, it's wrong to arrest Ted Bundy. He never strangled me.
— Dr. Anita M. Cal (@AnitaMCal) October 11, 2017
— E (@YO_EON) October 11, 2017
Please go easy on Lindsay Lohan. Being a child actor turned sex symbol twists the brain in ways you can’t comprehend.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 11, 2017
I mean, I’m trying not to laugh but…
McGowan, as you may know, was just one of the celebrities and women who have been assaulted by Harvey Weinstein. She’s never been one to mince words on Twitter, but her presence now is one that challenges those who are not speaking up against, or even defending Weinstein, to think again.
This is the girl that was hurt by a monster. This is who you are shaming with your silence. pic.twitter.com/TrtRNiYfIT
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 8, 2017
Dear most of Hollywood, this is happening. You cannot sweep this under the rug. Support vocally or you will forever have an * in history. pic.twitter.com/o8dBZ59WFf
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 10, 2017
Back in 2016, McGowan had used the platform to reveal that she had been raped by one of her studio heads, and reading those tweets back now is harrowing. What I’m really trying to say is, she is one bad-ss lady who has been calling out this behavior for years.
There is no room for defending Weinstein. After nearly three decades of getting away with assaulting young women in Hollywood, it looks like we’re finally done sitting back. Even if Lindsay Lohan insists on using her fake British accent for evil rather than good.
Watch Lindsay’s mom Dina Lohan talk about what her kids are up to now.