Michael Lohan: 'Lindsay Would Never Steal & These Allegations Are Derailing Her Recovery!' Exclusive!

Wed, February 9, 2011 3:08pm EST by 3 Comments

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The 24-year-old actress will be charged with felony grand theft this afternoon for allegedly stealing a necklace!

Even though Lindsay Lohan might be facing her biggest legal challenge yet, her dad Michael Lohan says she’s one “tough kid.” And he claims she’s innocent. 

“Lindsay would never steal something,” Michael says. “We just spent $17,000 on a ring for her last week. She doesn’t need a $2,500 necklace. Anything is possible [about her possibly going to jail] with the system today but this isn’t right or fair. She turned her whole life around and this is derailing her recovery. She’s done everything right and how the DA can’t see through this, I don’t understand.”

Michael believes that Lindsay’s attorney Shawn Chapman Holley should have gone straight to the DA when this first started.

“I thought Lindsay’s lawyers would bring the witnesses from the jewelry store before the DA before any of this happened. They could have resolved everything,” Michael says. “On their website they claim they loan out jewelry all the time to celebrities. But I guess she didn’t get the publicity they wanted.”

Michael tells us that he would be at court with Lindsay if he wasn’t recovering from major heart surgery  on Jan. 31, to unclog one of his arteries. He also says he’s been trying to reach her mom Dina Lohan for days.

“Dina is so stubborn,” Michael says. “I’ve been trying to talk to her, this is a time when Lindsay needs both of her parents together.”

— Chloe Melas