Lindsay Lohan Claims Oprah Winfrey Show Forced Her To Leave New York

Lindsay Lohan feels some type of way about Oprah Winfrey. However, several media outlets are reporting the troubled actress isn’t too fond of the billionaire media proprietor. The 28-year-old actress’ reality TV series Lindsay premiered on Winfrey’s OWN on March 9, 2014.

The eight-part documentary series chronicled Lohan’s personal life outside of the entertainment industry. While a number of celebrities usually view reality TV as an opportunity for financial gain, Lohan felt the opportunity was more of a hassle. The series even revealed glimpses of Lohan’s alcohol relapse. Several media outlets have even reported that Lohan and Winfrey didn’t exactly see eye-to-eye during the production of the series. According to Salon, Lohan made production almost impossible due to several delays and other complications. However, they were able to complete the production.

Now, Lohan is speaking out and giving her perspective of the situation. During a recent interview with The Telegraph, the Mean Girls star claims the series has made her a target for media scrutiny in New York, reports Radar Online.

“After the Oprah show it was kind of hard for me to be in New York,” Lohan said. “There started to be paparazzi, and I didn’t have that in New York in the beginning…Every time I left my house, they were at the corner. It was “f—ed up and inappropriate,” she continued. “Because a lot of other people were meant to do it, and they were like: ‘No, they can’t handle it. Lohan can.'”

Although Lohan places blame on reality TV, she’s been labeled a “complicated person with complicated problems” by more than one source, reports Salon. Back in April, the Daily Mail reported Winfrey opted to cancel the series due to poor ratings. A source close to the television network also shared details about Winfrey’s decision to cancel.

“OWN saw the Lindsay show as a possible long term hit series. And Oprah was hoping that it would chart her time from coming out of rehab to making it back into the A list movie ranks. In reality the series has simply showed that Lindsay is a long way from returning to Hollywood. And her attitude towards the advice and help Oprah gave her seemed to be ignored in the main. On paper this show had huge potential, but in practice it has been a poor show.”

However, she insists her shortcomings are not to blame for her abrupt departure from New York City. Do you think reality TV is to blame for Lohan’s constant media scrutiny?

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