Lindsay Lohan Determines Her Father Is To Blame For Her Foibles


As we are all well aware, Lindsay Lohan has been rehabbing herself at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA while she awaits her next court appearance on October 22 to answer for her most recent probation violation due to 2 failed drug tests. TMZ is reporting that Lindsay has been making huge breakthroughs in her rehab therapy and has come to realize the source of her life’s woes … namely, her father Michael Lohan:

Lindsay Lohan is doing a lot of thinking at Betty Ford, and she’s already reached one big conclusion — she’s in the mess she’s in largely because of daddy Michael Lohan. Some of Lindsay’s friends and relatives tell us … LiLo is spending a lot of time talking to counselors about the path that led her to drug and alcohol addiction. And she’s convinced the nightmare of growing up in such a dysfunctional family has taken its toll. Lindsay repeatedly talks about allegations Dina made in her divorce papers … that Michael abused her. Lindsay says she witnessed it firsthand, and it’s still tough to deal with. In particular, Lindsay claims she had to step in and protect her mother from Michael. Michael has denied allegations of physical abuse. Our sources say Lindsay talks a lot about growing up with a dad who was periodically behind bars. Add to that — she moved out to L.A. at a very young age, with almost no parental supervision.

Not so fast, says estranged daddy Michael Lohan. According to him, he is not solely to blame for Lindsay’s mess of a life … he believes that much of that blame belongs to mommy Dina Lohan as well:

Michael Lohan is lashing out at claims he’s the root of Lindsay Lohan’s problems — what with the violence, prison stints and general bad behavior. Michael tells TMZ … Dina was violent as Lindsay was growing up, and it left an impression. Michael claims when Lindsay was 4 years old, Dina was arguing with his mom and Dina allegedly smashed a phone across grandma’s face, requiring six stitches. And Michael says, on another occasion — when Lindsay was a teenager — Dina went nuts on Michael, flew over two beds to get to him and accidentally knocked herself out. Michael adds it was Dina’s idea to leave Lindsay in Hollywood at a very young age, even though LiLo had a stalker.

I personally believe that both Lindsay and Michael are right … BOTH of her parents are to blame for her woes. It’s only because Lindsay is close to her mother (who, I believe, enables her reckless behavior … which L. Lo mistakes for love and support) that she is not able to see that she has suffered due to the actions of both of her parents. I gotta say, tho, that the scales to tip toward Michael Lohan more considering he’s a former jailbird. As much as Lindsay is responsible for her own illegal actions (and should be punished for those actions), I do feel a twinge of sympathy at the notion of being raised by Dina and Michael Lohan. If she truly wants to clean up her life, she’s gonna have to do it without the influence of either toxic parent. Ugh.

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  • maribella

    It can’t be a good sign that Lindsay seems to be blaming all her troubles on her father. I read somewhere else that she blames him for the fact that she even knew what cocaine was.
    Umm, I’m sure hanging out with Paris Hilton at the clubs every night may have had something to do with it. Her father wasn’t the one who shoved the drugs in her hand.

  • LLrocks

    I think she means when she was really young because there is rumours she started dabbling with coke in 04/05.
    The thing that is coming out of this latest rehab stint is unless something drastically changes then Lindsay is going to fail 5 rehabs unless she is just doing this for court purposes.
    After going through rehab 5 times you either apply what you have learned and really try and change or you go back to your old ways.

  • Ama

    To be honest, while her parents are a good factor in her becoming the way she has, in the end of it all it was she who made the decision to do all that she has done thus far. To me, it seems as though she is just trying to come up excuses for why she is who she is now. But really, no one forced her to do anything. People may have suggested certain things to her, but it was her that did it. So she really has no one to blame but herself. I’m not trying to be mean when I say this, but there are people who have suffered through a lot worse than Lindsay has when growing up yet they are successful people and do not rely on drugs and alcohol to get away from reality. Maybe it is because they are not as weak(mentally) as Lindsay. But as mentioned, Lindsay will never get better if she continues to be dependent on her mother, who is only encouraging her current behavior. She needs to change her life completely, from where she lives to who she spends time with. Right now I have no sympathy for her, but I do hope she gets better mentally, physically and emotionally. She is/was a talented actress.

  • Mr. Gyllenhaal

    Both her parents are messes! I think it says a lot that her brother seems to be doing okay. I mean, maybe lindsey just has a propensity to be an abuser and is looking for a reason other than she is just one of those people.

  • Jbo

    NO ONE has perfect parents! You CAN NOT use that b-s as an excuse! Quit blaming everyone else for your screw ups. People would respect her more if she actually owned her problems instead of blamestorming her family!

    I’m SO OVER this chick and her excuses!

  • yanni

    U dont get 1 parent out of the 2 of them ( Dina and Michael) they are famewhores and they are doing Ali the same way. Dina actually parties with her ! what example is that to have ur mom on a youth club ? but at the end is she who decides to make a mess of her life . no matter how bad ur parents are u decide to be like them or the opposite. Specially since she’s has been living by herself n away from them.

  • nicole

    well if shes finally noticing that daddy played a part…maybe after mor sessions she’ll realize so did mommy. and she’ll noticing all the other people she keeps around her too. *fingers crossed*
    @Jbo – i wouldnt call it so much blaming her dad, but noticing where the problems started. her parents were never parents, she even admits she had basically no parental supervision. and at a young age that plays a huge part in how she ends up as a n adult.

  • Cherry

    I can’t stand when someone wants to put the blame on someone else for their actions. Though her father is a bit of a famewhore, Lindsay Lohan has no one to blame but her self. My goodness! She’s 24 years old, putting the culpability on her family.

  • Cinner

    She is too full of herself to admit to herself she is ultimately responsible for her own behavior – good, bad or otherwise. She always will be.

  • Lori

    When will people be accountable for their own actions? If this young woman cannot accept responsibility for her actions, she will never truly move forward. She will always be a victim of herself.
    There are plenty of kids who grow up under similar circumstances at home, and some who are in the spotlight, still they make consistently better choices as they live their lives.
    Enabling her at any level from anyone will only serve to diminish her ability to stay clean.
    But what do I know?
    In other news, I just loved the article about Isaac Katz. The way he spoke of, and disagreed with his father, with such love and respect was a beautiful thing. Shows the kind of love and respect we should all have for each other.

  • aldo

    she’s just blaming everyone else as an excuse to party hAArd!
    bullshit! she’s a grown ass 24 year old! she knows what wrong and right!
    it may not be easy being in the possition she is but come on!

  • Panti Christ

    It is really sad that this family has to deal with such private issues, so publicly. I know: they all wanted fame and achieved said fame in various ways, but what a nightmare. I am grateful for my ‘normal’ family, and, my privacy.

  • lauren

    Look, if she really is trying to change and address the root causes of her problems with addiction, then more power to her. And you all shouldn’t be judging that. BUT, in the past she has always tried to get out of being accountable for her own actions… so I can’t blame anyone for thinking the worst of her.