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Lindsay Lohan Defended Harvey Weinstein on Instagram and Then Immediately Deleted the Video

""I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now.""

Lindsay Lohan took to Instagram early Wednesday to share her take on Harvey Weinstein, who is being accused by several woman of sexual harassment and assault following exposés in The New York Times and The New Yorker. In two Instagram videos that were removed less than one hour after being posted, LiLo says she feels "very bad" for Weinstein. "Hi, this is Lindsay Lohan. I'm in Dubai. I'm home. I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don't think it's right what's going on," she says in one of the clips, which were filmed in what appears to be a bathroom.

In the second clip, LiLo makes reference to Weinstein's wife Georgina Chapman, who announced on Tuesday in a statement to People that she was leaving her husband after 10 years of marriage. "I think Georgina needs to take a stand and be there for her husband," according to LiLo. "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." Note the use of the angel emoji under the name "Harvey" in the video, courtesy of BuzzFeed's Lauren Yapalater.

LiLo starred in Bobby and Scary Movie 5, films that were distributed by The Weinstein Company. Weinstein was fired from the company, which he co-founded in 2005 with his brother Bob, three days after The New York Times published their first report on the alleged cases of sexual harassment.

UPDATE: Lilo has since clarified her statements to the Daily Mail and says that Weinstein's accusers should be making their complaints to authorities rather than the media.

"I am saddened to hear about the allegations against my former colleague Harvey Weinstein," Lohan told the Daily Mail. "As someone who has lived their life in the public eye, I feel that allegations should always be made to the authorities and not played out in the media."

Lohan continued, "I encourage all women who believe Harvey harmed them to report their experiences to the relevant authorities."

SOURCE: Cosmopolitan.com