Lindsay Lohan's Biggest Controversies Since Leaving Hollywood
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Lindsay Lohan Defends Harvey Weinstein
In October 2017, Lohan shared an Instagram Story video of herself supporting Weinstein after several women made allegations of sexual misconduct against him in The New York Times and The New Yorker. “I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don’t think it’s right what’s going on,” Lohan said.
A spokesperson for Weinstein previously told PEOPLE in a statement that “any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”
Claiming Women Who Speak Out About #MeToo ‘Look Weak’
The actress told British newspaper The Times in August 2018 women who experienced alleged harassment or assault should “make it a real thing by making it a police report. I’m going to hate myself for saying this, but I think by women speaking against these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women.”
In a statement to PEOPLE, Lohan apologized for “any hurt and distress caused by” her comments.
Defending President Donald Trump
Months before coming to Weinstein’s aid, Lohan urged people to “stop bullying” Trump on Twitter.
“THIS IS our president,” the actress tweeted in July. “Stop #bullying him & start trusting him. Thank you personally for supporting #THEUSA.”
She praised him and the First Family in another tweet, while telling a user, “As an American, why speak poorly of anyone?”
She Claimed to be ‘Racially Profiled’ for Wearing a Headscarf
Lohan alleged she had been “racially profiled” at London’s Heathrow Airport in February 2017 after flying in from Turkey.
The actress claimed she had been stopped by a woman who asked her to take her headscarf off, which she did.
“What scared me was in that moment — how would another woman who doesn’t feel comfortable taking off her headscarf feel?”
Threatening to ‘Fire’ Waitresses for Improper Footwear
Lohan has been busy at her Lohan Beach House in Greece, where she threatened to “fire” waitresses at the nightclub for not wearing matching shoes.
She shared a photo of two waitresses and in the comments wrote, “Wear the same shoes please,” later adding, “Or you’re fired.”
When a fan asked her if she was joking, she replied, “Totally serious!”
Accusing a Migrant Family of ‘Trafficking Children’ in Bizarre Video
Late last month, Lohan shared disturbing footage of attempting to help a migrant family during an Instagram Live video.
The actress, who was seen partying in a dark club, encountered the family on the street and identified them as Syrian refugees. After the family refused to go with her, she claimed, “They’re trafficking children.”
The footage continued until Lohan turned the camera on herself and said she had been allegedly slapped by a woman in the family.
Lohan’s rep did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.