As Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer headed to court today for a hearing on charges she assaulted a woman in a Manhattan night club in November, her mother has brought to light a very different defense of the troubled 26-year-old. And it actually makes a lot of sense to us, in the saddest way. Dina Lohan went to the New York Daily News on Sunday with her story of how ex-husband Michael Lohan abused and raped her in the late ’80s and early ’90s, and brought along police reports and medical documents to prove it.
“Lindsay saw her dad abuse me — that’s why she’s so screwed up,” Dina told the paper. She described how Michael punched her in the eye during a drive home after he been drinking and snorting cocaine. She also told of a time her husband raped her in her parents’ home, where she and her kids were living apart from him. On both occasions, Dina didn’t press charges because Michael was heading to prison for fraud and insider trading.
Dina said she decided to come forward with this story after Lindsay saw an old photo of her mother with a black eye. “When Lindsay saw the photo, she was furious,” Dina told the News. “She said, ‘Tell the world! Talk about it!’ ”
Michael — who was arrested twice in 2011 on domestic charges — says Dina is presenting a twisted version of what went down. “She’s bringing this up now because she’s drinking and partying with Lindsay. And she keeps robbing Lindsay.”
We’re inclined to believe that whatever went down between her parents is very likely the cause of Lindsay’s issues — both with substance abuse and anger management. Throw in child stardom, and the poor girl had the cards stacked against her. It all makes us wish someone could take her away to an isolated island surrounded by counselors and really, really good, kind people to get her sh– back together once and for all.
Maybe that will happen. After all, her New York lawyer told reporters after the hearing today, “It may very well be this case does not move forward…ironically a psychic fortune teller has predicted the year 2013 will be an extremely lucky year for Lindsay Lohan.”
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