Lohan's retort came less than 24 hours after Bratton told reporters — who had taken him to task for his absence from a meeting held by elected officials to discuss proposed mandates that could curb problem paparazzi — that the paps had become less of a public hazard, in small part because Britney Spears is now "behaving" and Lohan had "gone gay."
Bratton's statement came on the heels of months of tabloid speculation that Lohan and DJ Samantha Ronson are dating.
"Police chiefs shouldn't get involved in everyone else's business when it comes to their personal life," Lohan said in a video shot by paparazzi on Friday; the video was posted to TMZ.com, and in the footage, Lohan can be seen making her way through the Los Angeles Airport with Ronson. The two were trying to catch a flight to Chicago, where Ronson performed a DJ set during Lollapalooza; read more about that here. "It's inappropriate," Lohan added.
In the wake of his controversial comments, Bratton held a press conference to clarify his stance. He told reporters that his Lohan aside was innocent, and that his sister is gay and that he's a proponent of gay rights.