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Row over Lindsay Lohan gay remark

Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has been the focus of paparazzi attention in recent years

Actress Lindsay Lohan has hit out at the Los Angeles police chief after he said the star had "gone gay".

"Police chiefs shouldn't get involved in everyone else's business when it comes to their personal life. It's inappropriate," Lohan said.

Chief William Bratton made the remark while explaining why he did not support a crackdown on the paparazzi.

Lohan, the star of Mean Girls and Freaky Friday, has been linked with DJ Mark Ronson's sister Samantha.

The police chief was discussing problems with the paparazzi on LA news channel KNBC.

LA police chief William Bratton
Police chief William Bratton boycotted a meeting about the paparazzi

He said: "If you notice, since Britney started wearing clothes and behaving, Paris 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."

Chief Bratton had earlier refused to attend a Los Angeles city task force meeting to discuss ways to combat the paparazzi.

Lohan gave her response in a video filmed by paparazzi and posted on celebrity website TMZ.

Her publicist Leslie Sloane has previously denied that the actress is in a relationship with Samantha Ronson, but said they were "close friends".

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