HollywoodLife.com spoke to Lindsay’s dad following the news that she may be headed back to jail after allegedly punching a woman in the face at an NYC nightclub and he told us he’s terrified that Lindsay is drinking and using drugs to “drown her sorrows.” Read Michael’s open letter to Lindsay!
Michael Lohan wants you to know that he’s only speaking out because he’s truly worried that his daughter Lindsay Lohan‘s life is so dangerous that she may kill herself. Michael has been ridiculed by many for being too loose-lipped when it comes to talking about his 26-year-old daughter but he tells HollywoodLife.com that it’s the only way he can get her attention and hopefully save her life.
HollywoodLife.com asked Michael if he thought Lindsay should go back to jail and he told us absolutely not. Michael also believes that Lindsay needs to go to rehab and that he and his ex-wife Dina Lohan need to go with her. Michael also tells us exclusively that Lindsay’s recent problems have nothing to do with her poor Liz & Dick reviews or the fact that it’s just been revealed that she has a 17-year-old sister named Ashley.
“Everyone says ‘Why do you speak out?'” he tells us. “And it’s because every time I’ve spoken out, she went back to rehab.”
Here’s Michael’s plea for Lindsay that he tells EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com:
“Lindsay doesn’t belong in jail. The reason all of this is happening is because of her addiction. Why is someone doing this? She is doing this because she’s not in the right frame of mind. She’s on alcohol and drugs. Lindsay is acting out because she needs treatment … she has a lot of pain and anger.”
Michael Says Lindsay Needs Rehab — And Dina Lohan Should Go, Too!
“Lindsay needs treatment! The whole family needs treatment. Lindsay will not get right unless Dina and I go together. Dina wouldn’t go to Cirque Lodge or Betty Ford in the past. Lindsay needs family therapy and Dina needs to put her differences aside with me and come to terms and be there for Lindsay. Lindsay needs a mother and a father. Every time she’s out she says, ‘I love my dad!’ People tell me, and then Dina rallies all the kids against me.
Lindsay wants her mom and dad and wants us both. Everyone will tell you this. Do I believe the new reports that Lindsay is drinking two liters of vodka a day? I believe she’s drinking to drown her sorrows. When I was at the Chateau Marmont I saw bottles … people tell me what she’s doing.”
Are Bad Reviews of Lindsay’s Performance in ‘Liz & Dick’ to Blame?
“None of this is because of Liz & Dick! It’s because she’s not in the right frame of mind to even care about that. She still has the movie The Canyons and Scary Movie 5 coming out. The new sister, she has known about this for years. Dina has been telling them about this for years. The one major thing is that Lindsay doesn’t have a mother and father. She won’t tell anyone where she is because she wants to be left alone, the only people who know where she is are the people that party with her.”
Does Michael Believe Lindsay Punched a Woman in the Face?
“I’ve never seen Lindsay be aggressive. Do I believe she hit the woman? I wasn’t there, I don’t know this woman but I think it was a set up! Come on, she approached Lindsay there! She’s a psychic and she wanted to give her a reading. Lindsay didn’t want the reading. Why did she come up to Lindsay?”
Will Lindsay go back to jail?
“When you’re in the wrong places it’s going to be like this. I wouldn’t be surprised if the judge takes this as a slap in the face and gives her jail time and sends her to rehab. If she does go to rehab, she has to go because she wants to. I don’t think jail will help her, it will make her worse. Lindsay is on alcohol, cocaine and prescription drugs. This idiot court system isn’t drug testing her. After she completed her sentence for the DUI it stopped. Since her probation now is not a DUI, she doesn’t have to take drug tests.”
Why is Michael Publicly Speaking About Lindsay’s Problems?
“Everyone says ‘Why do you speak out?’ Because every time I spoke out she went back to rehab. The reason why she won’t call me is because Dina will make her life harder. When I’m with her she’ll put her finger over her lips when Dina calls her and she says, ‘Shh, don’t let mommy know you’re here.’ I’ve been trying to contact Dina for the last three weeks. Dina came out and said what intervention when we tried to do one for Lindsay. Lindsay’s team were all behind it they didn’t want her to know about it. To be honest with you, it’s hard enough to do one intervention. If Dina was there we would have had to do two.”
Could Lindsay Die if She Doesn’t Get Help?
Kathie Lee recently said that she was worried that Lindsay’s self-destructive path could end up with something tragic happening and Michael agrees, saying, “I have the same fears. I have the same fears that Kathie Lee and Barbara Walters have. Why is it okay for them to talk about Lindsay and not me? I’m her dad.”
— Chloe Melas
More on Michael Lohan Pushing Lindsay To Go To Rehab:
- Michael Lohan Stages Intervention for Lindsay — Cops Called to LiLo’s House
- Michael Lohan: ‘The Judge Was Fair — My Daughter Has A Problem With Drugs’!
- Michael Lohan: Lindsay Needs Rehab Before Prison — Valid Point?