Lindsay Lohan defends Harvey Weinstein in deleted Instagram video
Lindsay Lohan came to Harvey Weinstein’s defense late Tuesday, sharing support for the disgraced mogul in a now-deleted Instagram video.
“Hi, this is Lindsay Lohan. Hi. I’m in Dubai. I’m home and I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now,” Lohan said. In a second clip, she added, “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. 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.”
See video captured from Lohan’s Instagram below.
Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman, announced Tuesday she is leaving Weinstein in the wake of numerous sexual misconduct allegations. “My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” Chapman said in a statement to PEOPLE.
Lohan is a lone voice of support for Weinstein, who has been denounced throughout the Hollywood community. On Tuesday, stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie came forward to the New York Times with claims that Weinstein sexually harassed them. For the New Yorker, Ronan Farrow wrote a story on Weinstein that included three claims of sexual assault, including by actress and filmmaker Asia Argento, who alleged Weinstein raped her by forcibly performing oral sex on her. In response to the New Yorker story, Weinstein, via his representative, “unequivocally denied” any allegations of non-consensual sex. “Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances,” added the statement. “Mr. Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual. Mr. Weinstein has begun counseling, has listened to the community and is pursuing a better path. Mr. Weinstein is hoping that, if he makes enough progress, he will be given a second chance.”
Lohan starred in Weinstein releases Bobby and Scary Movie 5.