LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lindsay Lohan on Friday had sharp words for the Los Angeles police chief who one day earlier was accused of outing the 22-year-old when he said the star of films like “Freaky Friday” had “gone gay.”
“Police chiefs shouldn’t get involved in everybody else’s business or their personal lives. It’s inappropriate,” Lohan told the photographers as she made her way through Los Angeles International Airport. Video of the encounter was posted on celebrity Web site TMZ.com.
Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton caused a media furor on Thursday when he boycotted a Los Angeles city task force meeting to discuss ways to curb paparazzi because, he said, new rules were not needed.
He told local news channel KNBC: “If you notice, since Britney (Spears) started wearing clothes and behaving, Paris (Hilton) is out of town not bothering anybody, thank god; and evidently, Lindsay Lohan has gone gay, we don’t seem to have much of an issue.”
Lohan, 22, has been almost inseparable from British disc jockey Samantha Ronson for months, sparking speculation they are in a lesbian relationship.
Ronson, 30, said in an update on her Facebook page that Bratton should “talk less and do more.”
At a news conference on Thursday, Bratton dismissed a reporter’s question that his remark about Lohan was inappropriate.
“No one is more supportive of gay rights than I am,” he said.
Reporting by Jill Serjeant; editing by Mohammad Zargham