In a stunning move that we never could have anticipated, Lindsay Lohan is now officially denying the fashionable eating disorder she supposedly admitted once having to Vanity Fair. TeenPeople.com has Lohan's statement:
"The words that I gave to the writer for Vanity Fair were misused and misconstrued, and I'm appalled with the way it was done," Lohan, 19, wrote in an e-mail dated January 9. [...]
"Aside from [the writer's] lies and changing of my words," Lohan said in the statement, "I am blessed to have this job and wonderful family that I do." Her publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, tells TEEN PEOPLE that Lohan does not have bulimia now, nor did she ever.
A rep for Vanity Fair tells TEEN PEOPLE, "Evgenia Peretz is one of our most reliable reporters. Every word Lindsay Lohan told her is on tape. Vanity Fair stands by the story."
We describe the above as "stunning" because we may be witnessing the most complicated public relations maneuver ever attempted by an embattled flack in defense of a perpetually troubled client. The initial "bombshell" admission that Lohan's much-publicized weight loss was due to bulimia seemed like a perfect smokescreen for the smaller, craftier concession that she'd done drugs "a little." But today's sudden denial throws yet another spotlight on the more socially acceptable bulimia problem, making us again forget all about the teensy little drug-dabbling phase that she's "gotten out of her system." A complex strategy, perhaps, but arguably brilliant, like burning down your neighbor's house to cover up the fact that you're banging his wife.