Lindsay Lohan tweeted that she was actually bullied “Mean Girls” style at her public school, the Daily Mail reported.
Lohan was brought to tears by host Katie Couric’s interview with 16-year-old Whitney Kropp, who was elected as prom queen by her peers as a joke.
Kropp revealed during the interview with Couric that her peers made fun of her for the way she looked. After hearing about the cruel joke being played on Kropp, her community banded together to get her ready to go to the dance where she was viciously voted queen.
Lohan, the 26-year-old “Liz & Dick” actress, went to Twitter to take a public stand against bullying:
“@katiecouric I think what you did today on your show for #WhitneyKropp was lovely. It had me crying. I'd love to meet her.#stopbullying.”
She continued: “I was actually bullied @ my public school when i would leave to film. Whenever I came back girls & boys would call me names.”
“They would also mock me because of my home situation, when people found out that my father was in jail.”
The tormented actress added that she tried to stay in public school, but was forced out by all the bullies.
Lohan added: “They would yell things, try to trip me & more. I moved to home-schooling instead. In 11th grade. I stuck it out for a while.”
The troubled star also wants police to reopen a case about a man who allegedly attacked her. Lohan was reportedly choked and thrown to the ground by Christian LaBella when she asked him about pictures he took of her in a New York City hotel room.
When police dropped the case, she was “in shock,” she said.
She told the New York Post’s Page Six, “He isn’t going to get away with this. I’m in shock and it was a really scary situation.”
One of LaBella’s uncles said in his defense:
“He doesn’t deserve this. It’s amazing that her mom said, ‘Thank God he didn’t have a weapon’ - of course he didn’t have a weapon. He’s a good kid, he’s worked for two congressmen. He just went to New York for the weekend. Hopefully this doesn’t cost him his job. He is in shock about how the media has twisted this story.”