Lindsay Lohan claims she wasn't "trying to abduct a child" in viral video

The star's sources defended her action

Lindsay Lohan claims she wasn't "trying to abduct a child" in viral video
Stars Insider

01/10/18 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Lindsay Lohan

The internet was shaken this weekend by a strange video posted on Lindsay Lohan's live Instagram Stories. The star was in Moscow, Russia when she approached a family that was sleeping on the street. Lohan attempts to convince the mother to let her children stay in a hotel with her—but ultimately gets punched in the face.

The whole encounter was filmed for the public to see. Check out a clip of it posted to Twitter below:



Following the incident, Lohan received widespread backlash and criticism from online commentators around the world. Now, a source close to the star has spoken to Hollywood Life about her motivation behind the gesture, saying it all came from a good place. 

“Lindsay wasn’t trying to ‘abduct’ anybody, and she thought that was obvious in the video. All she wanted was to provide somewhere warm, safe and comfortable for the whole family to stay, instead of them having to be on the street," the source explained. “When the mother and father rejected her help, Lindsay wanted to take the children somewhere safe, so at least they would be OK for the night, and she made it clear that she would return the children to their parents the next day.”

The source explained that Lohan has been doing advocacy work in Turkey, and believed that she was approaching the situation correctly. 

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