Lindsay Lohan is back in the limelight, this time for sharing a video on social media that appears to show her being punched in the face after accusing refugee parents of human trafficking and then attempting to take their two children last week.
The actress shared footage of the incident in Moscow as an Instagram Live on her account on Friday, Fox News reported.
In the footage, Lohan is seen getting out of her car and approaching a family of two boys walking with their parents, stating that they were Syrian refugees who needed help, TMZ noted.
The video gets more bizarre as Lohan chases the family down the street, telling the children that they were "going the wrong way," and that her car was in the opposite direction, according to Fox.
"They're trafficking children, I won't leave until I take you, now I know who you are," she said, punctuating her frantic speech with profanity and Arabic phrases. "You're ruining Arabic culture by doing this. You're taking these children they want to go."
Lohan then attempted to grab one of the children, at which point the mother apparently punched her in the face.
The video concluded with a crying Lohan stating she was just trying to save the boys, TMZ noted.
Lohan has previously declared her support to Syrian refugees, explaining that her sense of activism was inspired by time spent in Turkey, according to Pop Crush.
"I saw everything that's going on with a lot of the kids...I love working with children," she said. "When I was in Turkey, I was there for a work thing and I [told myself] 'you know what? I'm in such a different place in my work life and headspace, and I have the time now where I can go and do some good. I can get on the ground and see what's happening, and draw attention to it in a positive way to bring people awareness."
The self-proclaimed activist has received widespread criticism, most notably for her controversial comments on the #MeToo movement in which she said speaking out made women "look weak."
During an interview with The Times, Lohan said, "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."
The actress said she is "supportive of women" and that "everyone goes through their own experiences," but also said that some of the women coming forward with stories about sexual misconduct against them "do it for the attention."
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