Lindsay Lohan has admitted that a leaked, handwritten list of people she’d had sex with — many of them famous — was part of her fifth step in AA when she was at the Betty Ford Center.
The actress, whose docu-series on OWN wraps up this Sunday with back-to-back hourlong episodes, was playing a game of “Plead the Fifth” with Andy Cohen on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.” Having already used her one option to “plead the fifth” on on a previous question, she at first answered “I can neither confirm or deny” when he pressed her about the authenticity of the list.
Then she changed her mind.
“You know what, I’m going to get serious for a second ...,” she said. “That was actually my fifth step in AA, at Betty Ford, and someone when I was moving, during the OWN show, must have taken a photo of it. So that’s a really personal thing. And it’s really unfortunate that that — because it just, I talk about this during the last episode ... so, ‘to be continued.’”
That’s confirmation enough to validate the 36-person list, which was written in Lohan’s distinctive hand and included famous names such as Zac Efron, Heath Ledger, Justin Timberlake, Colin Farrell and Adam Levine.
Alcoholics Anonymous’ fifth step is admitting “to God, ourselves, and another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.” It’s unclear which trip to Betty Ford she was referring to: Lohan stayed there in 2010 and 2013.
The star of “The Canyons” also seems hurt when discussing the list in a preview for her “Lindsay” season finale, which shows her dealing with the fact that the list has broken wide, including to the New York Post’s Page Six gossip column.
“The fact that that happened was not only humiliating, but just mean,” she says. And really, shouldn’t a “Mean Girls” star know what she’s talking about here?
Men also came up Friday when she guest-hosted on “The View."
Asked by the newly engaged Jenny McCarthy whether there were any men in her life at present, Lohan laughed and answered directly: “No. They’ve been a distraction for me in the past."