Michael Lohan isn’t taking Erin Muller‘s graphic allegations of violence silently. Not only is Lindsay‘s dad denying his ex-fiancee’s accusations (“If these things are true, why didn’t she complain about it years ago?” says the man who belatedly told the court Muller attacked him with a knife months ago), he’s released another of his many audio tapes to Radar, this one featuring a hysterical Muller swearing at Michael for—shock of shocks—taping her. “If you’re that pathetic that you need a f—ing tape recorder, because everyone knows the s— you are,” she says. And somehow this is supposed to make us think less of her.
While the tape doesn’t contradict her tales of abuse in the slightest, Michael’s promising more embarrassing details to come on his Twitter. “Now people will see and hear HER ADMISSIONS of her drug use, cheating, being committed to a psych ward and sex with family members.” If Michael’s revelations about Lindsay and ex-wife Dina wasn’t enough to scare the rest of the female population away from the unrepentant secret-sharer, this should seal the deal.
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Michael Lohan‘s pity party for himself better end now. Despite being charged for threatening ex-fiancee Erin Muller‘s life last March and getting arrested for violating the restraining order against him earlier this month, Lohan filed harrassment charges last week against Muller for kicking him in the head a month earlier, and has now accused her of once threatening him with a knife (“I did not report this at the time because I wanted her to get help for her addictions.”). “[Ex-wife Dina] is a breath of fresh air after what I’ve been through the last two years,” the poor baby told Page Six. To combat his claims, Muller has provided the court with a list of the beatings Michael has given her over the last two years. Here are just a few of the horrible examples, courtesy of TMZ.
Feb. 2008: Michael Ã¢â‚¬Å“punched Erin in the mouthÃ¢â‚¬Â because she had a male friend on Facebook
March 2008: Michael Ã¢â‚¬Å“whipped a computer cordÃ¢â‚¬Â at her face but she blocked it with her hand Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ causing a laceration.
May 5, 2008: Michael Ã¢â‚¬Å“kicked Erin Muller in the ribs.Ã¢â‚¬Â
May 2008: Michael Ã¢â‚¬Å“kicked Erin Muller in the vagina, bruising it and causing substantial pain.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Usually he would have given his side to a tabloid by now, but so far Lindsay Lohan‘s dad—one of our 9 Celebrity Losers To Leave Behind In ’09—has yet to publicly comment. Could this finally be the testimony that finally gets him to shut up? Or better yet, put him away? We’re guessing “no” and “no,” but one can hope.
In 2009, a lot of ordinary people became famous for next-to-nothing, previously A-list stars fell from grace, and quasi-celebs made outlandish statements for publicity. From the Balloon Boy stunt to Glenn Beck‘s fear-mongering to Tiger Woods‘ mistresses coming out of the woodwork; some people really tested our patience and wore us thin. Here are the top nine “celebrity” losers we hope go into hiding for 2010.
9. Balloon Boy’s Dad: Think little Falcon Henne had any idea about his fame-guzzlin’ father’s publicity plot while he was chillin’ in a box in their attic? We doubt it, and the little guy’s televised bodily functions pretty well summed up how we felt about the whole stunt after we wasted hours of our lives watching an empty weather balloon float above Colorado.
8. Carrie Prejean: The dethroned Miss USA contestant first ignited a media firestorm with her statement against marriage equality during the Miss USA pageant. Her controversial proclamation was just the tip of the iceberg, as a flurry of nude photos and sex tapes followed over the next several months, as well as an exceptionally awkward appearance on “Larry King Live.”
Seven more losers after the jump.
Despite a police confirmation that Michael Lohan was arrested yesterday for violating ex Erin Mueller‘s restraining order against him, Lindsay Lohan‘s estranged father is swearing up and down the report is bogus. “I was not arrested,” Lohan told his pals at Radar. “Erin and I had an argument. She has an ongoing order of protection against me. She called and said I violated it by making a phone call to her. I went down there today and saw the judge and I handled it and that was it.” Lohan even lashed out at TMZ on Twitter after their initial report, demanding they provide a mugshot (“YOU AND YOUR LIES. Harvey is a LOSER”). The site promptly did so. Could Mike not remember them taking it?
Mueller, whose life Lohan reportedly threatened last March, is not the only person trying to get Daddy Dearest behind bars. Ex-wife Dina made similar threats last month, when Mike was playing her and Lindsay’s old phone messages for everyone. Between his overdue child support and inability to leave his ladies alone (Lindsay already said she and sister Ali are getting a restraining order too), we wouldn’t be surprised if another mugshot was coming before too long.
What, it’s illegal to care about your daughter now? Michael Lohan may have claimed the best of intentions when he released those freaky phone messages about Lindsay‘s ongoing drama, but ex-wife Dina may use his public concern to get him thrown back in the clink. According to TMZ, the tapes could be in violation of a 2005 restraining order saying he’s not allowed to speak to her via phone or email until 2011, and the Lohan ladies are checking with the DA to see if the argument holds water.
Already accused of being six months behind in child support, it’s possible Michael was due for some downtime whether or not he’s in the wrong legally for letting Dina fill his answering machine (and we sure know where revealing Lindsay’s cutting lands on the karmic scale). “I admit, I’m being a bit selfish in releasing the tapes,” Michael told his buddies at Radar. “But I’m tired of being lied about. I’m tired of Dina and others making me out to be someone I’m not, so now I’m going to prove to the world who the real liars are.” Why, he’ll be the proudest guy in the pen.
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With her father releasing those embarrassing voicemails, it’s no surprise Lindsay Lohan felt the need to blow off some steam last night, hitting baseball star Barry Zito‘s house party, as well the nightclub Voyeur. Sharing some harsh comments about her estranged dad on Twitter earlier in the day, Lindsay called him “a deadbeat dad. He’s disgusting to do this. He doesn’t deserve attention. He needs help…[Lindsay's mother Dina] blames herself for staying w/him for so long, I’d beg her not to leave b/c he always threatened to kill her if she did.”
Despite his April arrest for threatening to kill his fiancee, Michael Lohan was furious when the New York Post mentioned his daughter’s accusation. “That’s a lie. I guess Lindsay is on more drugs than I thought to say something like that. Now I’m going to release more recordings that prove everything she is saying is nothing more than a bunch of lies.” Way to reaffirm your unconditional love, Dad! But what does God think? “No wonder why God is taking her entire career away from her,” said the oh-so-concerned Papa. “She’s forsaken everything He’s given her and she’s done nothing but misuse all the gifts she’s given.” Who’s the one that needs professional help again?
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Have you ever wanted to hear Lindsay Lohan sob uncontrollably about her miserable, lonely life? Now you can, and we have her father Michael Lohan to thank. Her deadbeat dad apparently sold Radar Online some voicemails she left him, and the poor starlet sounds as screwed up and troubled as you think she is. “Why? Why?” she sobs. “I’m fine. No one cares about me. They don’t, by the way. No one cares about that much. It’s never about that. It’s about how they feel not about how I feel. No it’s not about me.” (Listen here)
Honestly, we’re a bit uncomfortable getting this intimate with Lindsay’s issues; it’s clear she needs someone to offer her some unconditional love and support, and sadly, that person is not going to be her dad. While he claims he’s doing this to help her, we smell dollar signs, and selling out your kid is never cool, no matter what your intention. On the Howard Stern Show today, Dr. Drew (a guy we trust) claims that Michael is “very concerned” and said, “the whole situation is just a mess. It’s really sad.”
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Looks like that pay-off plan didn’t work out. Lindsay Lohan and mother Dina are resorting to legal threats and twitter screeds as Michael Lohan plans to air phone messages Dina left on his answering machine concerning Lindsay’s drug abuse. On Friday, Lindsay posted a 5-tweet rant while en route to Morocco for a Halloween resort opening.
My father is a lunatic&doesn’t even deserve such a title since he’s never been around in my life other than when he’d threaten me&my family/ He should be where he has always put himself after verbally abusing and physically abusing people all my life-behind bars. Its so sad to get/ A phone call from my baby sister just now asking, “why is daddy doing this?” Through tears. He’s crossed the lines&hurt me&my family 4 the/ the last time…. So much for having a ‘dad’….. I’m going to spend some time with the ones that love me&i love now. I appreciate those who/ Continue to support me. My fans keep me strong&i love you all so much for it! My second family is what you are to me. Happy hallow’s eve!
If her language wasn’t harsh enough, Dina tells the New York Post her ex will receive a cease-and-desist letter regarding the phone messages. “He is hurting Lindsay. It breaks my heart,” she said. “She’s like, ‘Mommy, when is he ever going to stop?’ He is also six months behind in his child support. On Monday, we will file a violation order, and if he doesn’t pay, he’ll go to jail. He’s getting paid for these shows he’s doing talking about Lindsay…and not paying for his other three children he’s hurting every time he goes on television.” She also claims daughter Ali will join Lindsay in seeking a restraining order against Michael.
But will their threats just piss Michael off even more? “I wasn’t going to let people hear Dina’s drunken rants about Lindsay,” he tells Radar Online, “and I certainly wasn’t going to let people hear anything about Lindsay, but now that Dina and Lindsay continue to lie and deny their problems, and even make stories about me, now you will see and hear Lindsay’s calls and texts.” Sounds like this drama is far from over.
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The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Lindsay Lohan and mother Dina are looking to get father Michael off their backs once and for all, with a pay-off that will “finally will shut Michael up and keep him out of the press and out of their lives forever,” according to their source. But with Michael planning to play phone messages from Dina about Lindsay’s drug dependency on Entertainment Tonight Monday, they’ve got their work cut out for them.
“I’m not that optimistic,” said the Lohan insider. “Michael is such a loose cannon, and I don’t think they could ever raise enough money to keep him quiet—especially since he’s become so bitter and is so obsessed with Lindsay.” Between his date with Mary Hart and his threats to kidnap Lindsay, it does seem like Dad is past the point of no return.
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Lindsay Lohan has confirmed to Gossip Cop that she will seek a restraining order against father Michael Lohan, who has threatened to seek conservatorship over the oft-troubled 23-year-old. “If I can’t get a conservatorship, then I’m going to take her to an undisclosed location and get her straight,” the elder Lohan told X17. “But I know I’m gonna get charged with kidnapping. Lindsay doesn’t even know; she thinks she’s herself but with all these prescription drugs and other stuff.” Hey, Mike, some advice: stop threatening people. Doesn’t help you, doesn’t help them.
Just because the rumors were true about who she wants to avoid, that doesn’t mean we know whose presence she enjoys. While admitting they met (“for the first time”), Lindsay swears she wasn’t canoodling with Balthazar Getty in LA last weekend. “Where are the pictures?” sighed Lindsay. “You think I would do that to Sam? I love her.” Wait does that mean she and Samantha Ronson are still together, or that she wouldn’t let her ex catch her with a dude? Sometimes answers only lead to more questions.
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