Lindsay Lohan defends Harvey Weinstein after doing 1.5 movies with him
Actress Lindsay Lohan says she feels "very bad" for Harvey Weinstein, who was fired by the company he co-founded amid decades of allegations of sexual harassment.
Lohan made the comments in a since-deleted Instagram video on 10 October. The video was captured by followers who posted it to social media. In it, she says that she has done several movies with Weinstein and he never harmed her.
Lohan also called on Weinstein's wife Georgina Chapman to "take a stand and be there for her husband." Chapman said Tuesday that she plans to divorce Weinstein. An emoji with a halo under the name "Harvey" was displayed on screen during the clip.
Lohan has been sharply criticized on social media over the video.
According to IMDB, Lohan has worked with Weinstein in a professional capacity in the 2006 Bobby based on the assassination of Robert F Kennedy, in which Weinstein got a 'special thanks' credit along with his brother Bob, and in the 2013 Scary Movie 5 in which Lohan plays herself, for which Weinstein was the executive producer. That's about 2 movies in total (more like 1.5 let's be honest — that's all we're willing to give a 'special thanks')
Her representative didn't immediately return a request for comment Wednesday.
Lohan's strange Instagram rant came after Hollywood big wigs like Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow amongst several others condemned Weinstein for his actions. Several actresses have also alleged that they were sexually harassed by Weinstein in the course of his lengthy career.
(With inputs from AP)