“I would like to unreservedly apologize for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with The Times,” the actress told People in a statement.
“The quote solely related to my hope that a handful of false testimonies out of a tsunami of heroic voices do not serve to dilute the importance of the #MeToo movement, and all of us who champion it. However, I have since learned how statements like mine are seen as hurtful, which was never my intent. I’m sorry for any pain I may have caused,” she continued.
Lohan, 32, said she feels “very strongly about the #MeToo movement,” and admires the women who have spoken out about their experiences.
“Their testimony has served to protect those who can’t speak, and give strength to those who have struggled to have their voices heard,” she said.
In an interview with the British publication, Lohan said she isn’t a fan of “attention seekers,” noting, “If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment. You make it a real thing by making it a police report. I’m going to really hate myself for saying this, but I think by women speaking against all these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women. You have these girls who come out, who don’t even know who they are, who do it for the attention. That is taking away from the fact that it happened.”
The former child star also stated she didn’t have a #MeToo-like experience to share, telling The Times, “I don’t really have anything to say. I can’t speak on something I didn’t live, right?”
She also addressed a 2016 incident involving ex-fiancé Egor Tarabasov, in which the two were documented getting physical on a beach in Mykonos, Greece.
“I had a fight with my ex on this very beach. What did I do? Nothing. I just took over the beach. The best revenge is success, right?” Lohan said.
Reps for Lohan did not immediately return requests for comment.